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Monday January 16, 2017

January 16: Day of the Week

January 16, 2017 was the 16th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 349 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

January 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 550
    Gothic War (535–554): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
  • 1412
    The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
  • 1556
    Philip II becomes King of Spain.
  • 1786
    The Commonwealth of Virginia enacted the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson.
  • 1809
    Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.
  • 1878
    Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878) – Battle of Philippopolis: Captain Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman rule.
  • 1969
    Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform the first-ever docking of manned spacecraft in orbit, the first-ever transfer of crew from one space vehicle to another, and the only time such a transfer was accomplished with a space walk.
  • 1986
    First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
  • 2001
    Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
  • 2002
    The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the remaining members of the Taliban.

Who were born on January 16?

  • 1477
    Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)
  • 1915
    Leslie H. Martinson, American television and film director.
  • 1947
    Laura Schlessinger, American radio talk show host
  • 1948
    Cliff Thorburn, Canadian snooker player
  • 1948
    Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor
  • 1953
    Robert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi (d. 1984)
  • 1962
    Tracey Moore, voice actress
  • 1972
    Yuri Drozdov, Russian footballer
  • 1975
    Greg Strause, American visual effects creator
  • 1977
    Jeff Foster, American basketball player

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