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Tuesday January 16, 2018

January 16: Day of the Week

January 16, 2018 was the 16th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 349 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 1412
    The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
  • 1581
    The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
  • 1780
    American Revolution: Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
  • 1939
    The Irish Republican Army (IRA) begins a bombing and sabotage campaign in England.
  • 1969
    Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague, in protest against the Soviets’ crushing of the Prague Spring the year before.
  • 1969
    Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform the first-ever docking of manned spacecraft in orbit, the first-ever transfer of crew from one space vehicle to another, and the only time such a transfer was accomplished with a space walk.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1874
    Robert W. Service, Canadian poet (d. 1958)
  • 1906
    Diana Wynyard, British actress (d. 1964)
  • 1918
    Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
  • 1922
    Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)
  • 1924
    Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
  • 1952
    King Fuad II of Egypt
  • 1956
    Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1970
    Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author
  • 1972
    Dameon Clarke, Canadian actor
  • 1979
    Aaliyah, American R&B singer/actress (d. 2001)

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