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.
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)
- 1412The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
- 1581The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
- 1780American Revolution: Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
- 1939The Irish Republican Army (IRA) begins a bombing and sabotage campaign in England.
- 1969Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague, in protest against the Soviets’ crushing of the Prague Spring the year before.
- 1969Soviet 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.
- 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.
- 2001Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
- 2001US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.
- 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?
- 1874Robert W. Service, Canadian poet (d. 1958)
- 1906Diana Wynyard, British actress (d. 1964)
- 1918Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
- 1922Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)
- 1924Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
- 1952King Fuad II of Egypt
- 1956Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)
- 1970Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author
- 1972Dameon Clarke, Canadian actor
- 1979Aaliyah, American R&B singer/actress (d. 2001)
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