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Wednesday January 16, 2019

January 16: Day of the Week

January 16, 2019 was the 16th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 349 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 27 BC
    Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.
  • 550
    Gothic War (535–554): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
  • 1362
    A storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German city of Rungholt on the island of Strand.
  • 1707
    The Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Great Britain.
  • 1761
    The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
  • 1780
    American Revolution: Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
  • 1786
    The Commonwealth of Virginia enacted the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson.
  • 1809
    Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.
  • 1920
    The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris.
  • 2001
    Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.

Who were born on January 16?

  • 1616
    François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
  • 1888
    Osip Brik, Russian writer (d. 1945)
  • 1893
    Daisy Kennedy, Australian violinist (d. 1981)
  • 1922
    Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)
  • 1949
    Andrew Refshauge, Australian politician, Deputy Premier of New South Wales
  • 1956
    Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1959
    Juanita Bynum, American televangelist
  • 1969
    Per Yngve “Dead” Ohlin, Swedish black metal vocalist (Mayhem) (d. 1991)
  • 1972
    Yuri Drozdov, Russian footballer
  • 1985
    Jonathan Richter, Danish footballer

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