Historical Events on January 16, Special Events on This Day

Important Events From This day in History January 16th. Find Out What happened 16th January This Day in History on your birthday. Also you can find some answers for the following questions;
Which major historical events happened on January 16?
What happened on January 16th in history?
What special day is January 16?
What happened in history on January 16th?

What Happened on January 16th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 The first impeachment of Donald Trump formally moves into its trial phase in the United States Senate.
2020 The United States Senate ratifies the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement as a replacement for NAFTA.
2018 Myanmar police open fire on a group of ethnic Rakhine protesters, killing seven and wounding twelve.
2016 Thirty-three out of 126 freed hostages are injured and 23 killed in terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on a hotel and a nearby restaurant.
2011 Syrian civil war: The Movement for a Democratic Society (TEV-DEM) is established with the stated goal of re-organizing Syria along the lines of democratic confederalism.[28]
2006 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.
2003 The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
2002 War in Afghanistan: The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and the remaining members of the Taliban.
2001 Second Congo War: Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards in Kinshasa.
2001 US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish–American War.
1995 An avalanche hits the Icelandic village Súðavík, destroying 25 homes and burying 26 people, 14 of whom died.
1992 El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City, Mexico ending the 12-year Salvadoran Civil War that claimed at least 75,000 lives.
1991 Coalition Forces go to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War.
1983 Turkish Airlines Flight 158 crashes at Ankara Esenboğa Airport in Ankara, Turkey, killing 47 and injuring 20.
1979 Iranian Revolution: The last Iranian Shah flees Iran with his family for good and relocates to Egypt.
1969 Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in protest against the Soviets' crushing of the Prague Spring the year before.
1969 Space Race: Soviet 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.
1959 Austral Líneas Aéreas Flight 205 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean near Astor Piazzolla International Airport in Mar del Plata, Argentina, killing 51.
1945 World War II: Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.
1942 The Holocaust: Nazi Germany begins deporting Jews from the Łódź Ghetto to Chełmno extermination camp.
1942 Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.
1921 The Marxist Left in Slovakia and the Transcarpathian Ukraine holds its founding congress in Ľubochňa.
1920 The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris, France.
1919 Nebraska becomes the 36th state to approve the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. With the necessary three-quarters of the states approving the amendment, Prohibition is constitutionally mandated in the United States one year later.
1909 Ernest Shackleton's expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.
1900 The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
1883 The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, establishing the United States Civil Service, is enacted by Congress.
1878 Russo-Turkish War (1877–78): Battle of Philippopolis: Captain Aleksandr Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman rule.
1862 Hartley Colliery disaster: Two hundred and four men and boys killed in a mining disaster, prompting a change in UK law which henceforth required all collieries to have at least two independent means of escape.
1847 Westward expansion of the United States: John C. Frémont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
1809 Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.
1786 Virginia enacts the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson.
1780 American Revolutionary War: Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
1757 Forces of the Maratha Empire defeat a 5,000-strong army of the Durrani Empire in the Battle of Narela.
1707 The Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Great Britain.
1605 The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid, Spain.
1572 Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried and found guilty of treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.
1556 Philip II becomes King of Spain.
1547 Grand Duke Ivan IV of Muscovy becomes the first Tsar of Russia, replacing the 264-year-old Grand Duchy of Moscow with the Tsardom of Russia.
1537 Bigod's Rebellion, an armed insurrection attempting to resist the English Reformation, begins.
1362 Saint Marcellus's flood kills at least 25,000 people on the shores of the North Sea.
1120 Crusades: The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
929 Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III establishes the Caliphate of Córdoba.
550 Gothic War: The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
378 General Siyaj K'ak' conquers Tikal, enlarging the domain of King Spearthrower Owl of Teotihuacán.
27 Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.
Famous People Born on January 16

Here is a random list who born on January 16. For full list please click on the link above.

Year Name
1931 Robert L. Park, American physicist and academic (d. 2020)
1921 Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (d. 2004)
1728 Niccolò Piccinni, Italian composer and educator (d. 1800)
1630 Guru Har Rai, Sikh Guru (d. 1661)
1985 Jayde Herrick, Australian cricketer
1959 Sade, Nigerian-English singer-songwriter and producer
1986 Reto Ziegler, Swiss footballer
1942 René Angélil, Canadian singer and manager (d. 2016)
1885 Zhou Zuoren, Chinese author and translator (d. 1967)
1901 Fulgencio Batista, Cuban colonel and politician, ninth President of Cuba (d. 1973)
Famous People Deaths On January 16

Here is a list of some famous peope who died on January 16. For full list please click on the link above.

Date Name
1547 Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477)
2002 Robert Hanbury Brown, English astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
1659 Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (b. 1580)
1891 Léo Delibes, French pianist and composer (b. 1836)
1969 Vernon Duke, Russian-American composer and songwriter (b. 1903)
2010 Glen Bell, American businessman, founded Taco Bell (b. 1923)
1986 Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher (b. 1892)
2003 Richard Wainwright, English politician (b. 1918)
1865 Edmond François Valentin About, French journalist and author (b. 1828)
1961 Max Schöne, German swimmer (b. 1880)