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What Happened on January 16th This Day in History

Year Name
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.
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 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 Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
2001 US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.
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.
1979 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 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.
1964 Hello, Dolly! opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 2,844 performances.
1945 Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.
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 Ľubochſa.
1920 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University.
1920 The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris, France.
1919 The United States ratifies the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring Prohibition in the United States one year after ratification.
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 passed.
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. Prompted a change in UK law which henceforth required all collieries to have at least two independent means of escape.
1847 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 for 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.
1492 The first grammar of the Spanish language (Gramática de la lengua castellana) is presented to Queen Isabella I.
1412 The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
1362 A storm tide in the North Sea ravages the East coast of England and destroys the German city of Rungholt on the island of Strand.
1120 The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
929 Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III established 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 BCE 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

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Year Name
1974 Marlon Anderson, American baseball player and sportscaster
1935 Udo Lattek, German footballer, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2015)
1915 Leslie H. Martinson, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1987 Jake Epstein, Canadian actor
1895 Evripidis Bakirtzis, Greek soldier and politician (d. 1947)
1749 Vittorio Alfieri, Italian poet and playwright (d. 1803)
1918 Allan Ekelund, Swedish director, producer, and production manager (d. 2009)
1934 Bob Bogle, American rock guitarist and bass player (d. 2009)
1980 Albert Pujols, Dominican-American baseball player
1966 Jack McDowell, American baseball player
Famous People Deaths On January 16

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Date Name
957 Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Ali al-Madhara'i, Tulunid vizier (b. 871)
2010 Glen Bell, American businessman, founded Taco Bell (b. 1923)
2016 Joannis Avramidis, Greek sculptor (b. 1922)
1938 Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay Indian author and playwright (b. 1876)
1711 Joseph Vaz, Indian-Sri Lankan priest and saint (b. 1651)
2012 Joe Bygraves, Jamaican-English boxer (b. 1931)
2002 Robert Hanbury Brown, English astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
2015 Yao Beina, Chinese singer (b. 1981)
970 Polyeuctus of Constantinople, Byzantine patriarch (b. 956)
1972 Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor, created Alvin and the Chipmunks (b. 1919)