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Saturday January 16, 2021

January 16: Day of the Week

January 16, 2021 was the 16th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 349 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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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.
  • 1492
    The first grammar of the Spanish language is presented to Queen Isabella I.
  • 1707
    The Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Great Britain.
  • 1909
    Ernest Shackleton’s expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.
  • 1919
    Temperance movement: The United States ratifies the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition in the United States one year after ratification.
  • 1920
    The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris.
  • 1924
    Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for the fourth time.
  • 1939
    The Irish Republican Army (IRA) begins a bombing and sabotage campaign in England.
  • 1942
    Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.
  • 1945
    Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.

Who were born on January 16?

  • 1910
    Dizzy Dean, American baseball player (d. 1974)
  • 1923
    Anthony Hecht, American poet (d. 2004)
  • 1969
    Per Yngve “Dead” Ohlin, Swedish black metal vocalist (Mayhem) (d. 1991)
  • 1971
    Sergi Bruguera, Spanish tennis player
  • 1972
    Alen Peternac, Croatian footballer
  • 1974
    Kate Moss, English model
  • 1977
    Jeff Foster, American basketball player
  • 1984
    Jared Slingerland, Canadian musician
  • 1986
    Paula Pareto, Argentine judoka
  • 1987
    Lauren McAvoy, British fashion model

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