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)
- 27 BCGaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.
- 550Gothic War (535–554): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
- 1362A storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German city of Rungholt on the island of Strand.
- 1707The Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Great Britain.
- 1761The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
- 1780American Revolution: Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
- 1786The Commonwealth of Virginia enacted the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson.
- 1809Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.
- 1920The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris.
- 2001Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
Who were born on January 16?
- 1616François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
- 1888Osip Brik, Russian writer (d. 1945)
- 1893Daisy Kennedy, Australian violinist (d. 1981)
- 1922Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)
- 1949Andrew Refshauge, Australian politician, Deputy Premier of New South Wales
- 1956Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)
- 1959Juanita Bynum, American televangelist
- 1969Per Yngve “Dead” Ohlin, Swedish black metal vocalist (Mayhem) (d. 1991)
- 1972Yuri Drozdov, Russian footballer
- 1985Jonathan Richter, Danish footballer
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