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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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.

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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.
  • 1362
    A storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German city of Rungholt on the island of Strand.
  • 1547
    Ivan IV of Russia aka Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 1605
    The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.
  • 1707
    The Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Great Britain.
  • 1761
    The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
  • 1878
    Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878) – Battle of Philippopolis: Captain Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman rule.
  • 1896
    Defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.
  • 1920
    The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris.
  • 1970
    Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.

Who were born on January 16?

  • 1675
    Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (d. 1755)
  • 1853
    André Michelin, French industrialist (d. 1931)
  • 1853
    Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander (d. 1947)
  • 1853
    Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor and theatre manager (d. 1937)
  • 1853
    Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Russian philosopher (d. 1900)
  • 1902
    Eric Liddell, Scottish runner (d. 1945)
  • 1948
    John Carpenter, American film director
  • 1962
    Paul Webb, British musician (Talk Talk, .O.rang)
  • 1970
    Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author
  • 1976
    Martina Moravcová, Slovak female swimmer

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