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Wednesday January 16, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 27 BC
    Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.
  • 929
    Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III established the Caliphate of Cordoba.
  • 1581
    The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
  • 1786
    The Commonwealth of Virginia enacted the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson.
  • 1909
    Ernest Shackleton’s expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.
  • 1939
    The Irish Republican Army (IRA) begins a bombing and sabotage campaign in England.
  • 1991
    The United States goes to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War (U.S. Time).
  • 2001
    Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
  • 2001
    US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.
  • 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?

  • 1894
    Irving Mills, American jazz music publisher (d. 1985)
  • 1897
    Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (d. 1977)
  • 1911
    Eduardo Frei Montalva, Chilean politician (d. 1982)
  • 1918
    Stirling Silliphant, American writer (d. 1996)
  • 1924
    Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
  • 1959
    Juanita Bynum, American televangelist
  • 1962
    Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian politician
  • 1976
    Martina Moravcová, Slovak female swimmer
  • 1979
    Mark Anthony Fernandez, Filipino actor
  • 1986
    Paula Pareto, Argentine judoka

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