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Sunday January 16, 2022

January 16: Day of the Week

January 16, 2022 was the 16th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 349 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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

January 2022
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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.
  • 1120
    The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
  • 1362
    A storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German city of Rungholt on the island of Strand.
  • 1492
    The first grammar of the Spanish language is presented to Queen Isabella I.
  • 1786
    The Commonwealth of Virginia enacted the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson.
  • 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.
  • 1924
    Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for the fourth time.
  • 1942
    Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.
  • 1991
    The United States goes to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War (U.S. Time).

Who were born on January 16?

  • 1853
    André Michelin, French industrialist (d. 1931)
  • 1875
    Leonor Michaelis, German enzyme kinetic theorist (d. 1947)
  • 1895
    Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
  • 1898
    Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
  • 1943
    Gavin Bryars, English composer and double bassist
  • 1944
    Jim Stafford, American singer and songwriter
  • 1969
    Roy Jones Jr., American boxer
  • 1970
    Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author
  • 1970
    Ron Villone, American baseball player
  • 1972
    Yuri Drozdov, Russian footballer

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