January 16: Day of the Week
January 16, 2019 was the 16th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 349 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 550Gothic War (535–554): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
- 929Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III established the Caliphate of Cordoba.
- 1492The first grammar of the Spanish language is presented to Queen Isabella I.
- 1581The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
- 1605The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.
- 1900The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
- 1945Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.
- 1979The Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family and relocates to Egypt.
- 1992El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City ending the 12-year Salvadoran civil war that claimed at least 75,000.
- 2006Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia’s new president. She becomes Africa’s first female elected head of state.
Who were born on January 16?
- 1245Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)
- 1616François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
- 1834Robert R. Hitt, American politician (d. 1906)
- 1853Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander (d. 1947)
- 1872Edward Gordon Craig, English actor, producer, director and scenic designer (d. 1966)
- 1898Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
- 1922Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)
- 1937Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress
- 1937Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
- 1947Sarah Jane Olson, American political activist
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