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Monday January 16, 2017

January 16: Day of the Week

January 16, 2017 was the 16th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 349 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1847
    John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
  • 1900
    The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
  • 1924
    Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for the fourth time.
  • 1938
    The Benny Goodman Orchestra performed the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 16?

  • 1728
    Niccolò Piccinni, Italian composer (d. 1800)
  • 1853
    Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Russian philosopher (d. 1900)
  • 1893
    Daisy Kennedy, Australian violinist (d. 1981)
  • 1915
    Leslie H. Martinson, American television and film director.
  • 1937
    Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress
  • 1948
    John Carpenter, American film director
  • 1956
    Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1958
    Lena Ek, Swedish politician
  • 1972
    Yuri Drozdov, Russian footballer
  • 1986
    Paula Pareto, Argentine judoka

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