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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)

  • 550
    Gothic War (535–554): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
  • 929
    Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III established the Caliphate of Cordoba.
  • 1492
    The first grammar of the Spanish language is presented to Queen Isabella I.
  • 1581
    The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
  • 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.
  • 1900
    The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
  • 1945
    Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.
  • 1979
    The Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family and relocates to Egypt.
  • 1992
    El 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.
  • 2006
    Ellen 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?

  • 1245
    Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)
  • 1616
    François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
  • 1834
    Robert R. Hitt, American politician (d. 1906)
  • 1853
    Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander (d. 1947)
  • 1872
    Edward Gordon Craig, English actor, producer, director and scenic designer (d. 1966)
  • 1898
    Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
  • 1922
    Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)
  • 1937
    Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress
  • 1937
    Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1947
    Sarah Jane Olson, American political activist

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