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Thursday January 16, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1120
    The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
  • 1412
    The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
  • 1547
    Ivan IV of Russia aka Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 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.
  • 1924
    Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for the fourth time.
  • 1956
    President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.
  • 1970
    Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.
  • 1986
    First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
  • 2001
    US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.

Who were born on January 16?

  • 1728
    Niccolò Piccinni, Italian composer (d. 1800)
  • 1815
    Henry W. Halleck, American Civil War general (d. 1872)
  • 1921
    Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1938
    Michael Pataki, American actor d. 2010
  • 1946
    Katia Ricciarelli, Italian soprano
  • 1946
    Ronnie Milsap, American singer and songwriter
  • 1955
    Jerry M. Linenger, NASA astronaut
  • 1962
    Denis O'Hare, Irish-American actor
  • 1962
    Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian politician
  • 1962
    Tracey Moore, voice actress

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