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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 27 BCGaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.
- 1572Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.
- 1605The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.
- 1761The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
- 1809Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.
- 1847John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
- 1942Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.
- 1945Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.
- 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.
Who were born on January 16?
- 1616François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
- 1728Niccolò Piccinni, Italian composer (d. 1800)
- 1935A.J. Foyt, American race car driver and team owner
- 1937Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
- 1942Barbara Lynn, American singer
- 1953Robert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi (d. 1984)
- 1972Dameon Clarke, Canadian actor
- 1976Viktor Maslov, Russian racing driver
- 1979Mark Anthony Fernandez, Filipino actor
- 1991Matt Duchene, Canadian hockey player
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