January 16: Day of the Week
January 16, 2020 was the 16th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 350 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1120The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
- 1362A storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German city of Rungholt on the island of Strand.
- 1786The Commonwealth of Virginia enacted the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson.
- 1883The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, establishing the United States Civil Service, is passed.
- 1942Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.
- 1956President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.
- 1970Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.
- 1992El 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.
- 2003The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
- 2006Ellen 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?
- 1872Henri Busser, French composer (d. 1973)
- 1893Daisy Kennedy, Australian violinist (d. 1981)
- 1901Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)
- 1918Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
- 1948Cliff Thorburn, Canadian snooker player
- 1959Sade, Nigerian-born singer
- 1969Per Yngve “Dead” Ohlin, Swedish black metal vocalist (Mayhem) (d. 1991)
- 1972Dameon Clarke, Canadian actor
- 1980Lin Manuel Miranda, American actor, composer, lyricist (In The Heights)
- 1985Joe Flacco, American football player
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