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Thursday January 16, 2020

January 16: Day of the Week

January 16, 2020 was the 16th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 350 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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.
  • 1120
    The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
  • 1572
    Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.
  • 1847
    John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
  • 1883
    The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, establishing the United States Civil Service, is passed.
  • 1920
    The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris.
  • 1924
    Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for the fourth time.
  • 1938
    The Benny Goodman Orchestra performed the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall.
  • 1968
    The Youth International Party is founded.
  • 2001
    US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.

Who were born on January 16?

  • 1834
    Robert R. Hitt, American politician (d. 1906)
  • 1836
    King Francis II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1894)
  • 1853
    Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor and theatre manager (d. 1937)
  • 1915
    Leslie H. Martinson, American television and film director.
  • 1942
    René Angélil, Canadian music executive
  • 1943
    Brian Ferneyhough, British composer
  • 1963
    James May, English television presenter
  • 1979
    Mark Anthony Fernandez, Filipino actor
  • 1980
    Seydou Keita, Malian footballer
  • 1989
    Yvonne Zima, American actress

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