January 16: Day of the Week
January 16, 2022 was the 16th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 349 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 550Gothic War (535–554): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
- 929Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III established the Caliphate of Cordoba.
- 1761The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
- 1847John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
- 1896Defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.
- 1920The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris.
- 1939The Irish Republican Army (IRA) begins a bombing and sabotage campaign in England.
- 1945Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.
- 1986First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
- 2002The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the remaining members of the Taliban.
Who were born on January 16?
- 1245Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)
- 1516Bayinnaung, King of Burma (d. 1581)
- 1844Ismail Qemali, Albanian nationalist (d. 1919)
- 1878Harry Carey, American silent film actor (d. 1947)
- 1896Ruth Rose, American screenwriter (d. 1978)
- 1968David Chokachi, American actor
- 1969Roy Jones Jr., American boxer
- 1976Viktor Maslov, Russian racing driver
- 1979Mark Anthony Fernandez, Filipino actor
- 1982Tuncay Şanlı, Turkish footballer
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