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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)

  • 1412
    The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
  • 1780
    American Revolution: Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1923
    Gene Feist, American stage actor and producer
  • 1928
    William Kennedy, American author
  • 1943
    Brian Ferneyhough, British composer
  • 1946
    Katia Ricciarelli, Italian soprano
  • 1952
    L. Blaine Hammond, NASA astronaut
  • 1956
    Jennifer Dale, Canadian actress
  • 1962
    Paul Webb, British musician (Talk Talk, .O.rang)
  • 1970
    Ron Villone, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Marlon Anderson, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Gillian Iliana Waters, American actress

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