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Historical Events Happened In January - 16

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1968  On this day in history robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84  

1969  Jan Palach immolates himself to protest Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia on this day in history.  

1969  On January - 16 soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform first transfer of crew in space  

1969  On January - 16 the Soviets carry out the first manual docking of a spacecraft in orbit  

1969  Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20 on this day in history.  

1970  Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya on this day in history.  

1970  Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause on January - 16.  

1970  Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68  

1972  David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52 on January - 16.  

1973  NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza" on January - 16.  

1973  USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon on this day in history.  

1973  Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1974  "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published on January - 16.  

1974  On January - 16 l A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR  

1976  On this day in history "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV  

1978  On January - 16 5th American Music Award Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & Conway Twitty  

1978  On January - 16 soyuz 27 returns to Earth  

1979  On January - 16 shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt  

1979  The ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country on this day in history.  

1979  Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1980  On this day in history paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession  

1980  On this day in history anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94  

1981  Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Björn Borg on January - 16.  

1981  John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK on January - 16.  

1981  Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth on January - 16.  

1981  On January - 16 protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband  

1981  On this day in history bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73  

1984  11th American Music Award Michael Jackson on January - 16.  

1984  Extortionist sends letter to Queensland Primary Industries Department threatening to release foot and mouth virus unless state jails are reformed on January - 16.  

1984  Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history president Reagan called for peaceful competition with Moscow. He authorized research and development on space-age weapons capable of destroying incoming nuclear missiles, the program known as Star Wars.  

1985  "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds on January - 16.  

1986  Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said Libya would train, arm and protect Arab guerrillas for Palestinian suicide and terrorist missions, his first explicit endorsement of terrorism on January - 16.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1245  Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296) was born on this day in history.  

1409  René I of Naples (d. 1480) was born on this day in history.  

1477  Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547) was born on this day in history.  

1501  On January - 16 birth of anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)  

1587  Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter was born on this day in history.  

1616  On January - 16 birth of françois de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)  

1626  On January - 16 birth of lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)  

1634  Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716) was born on January - 16.  

Famous Deaths In January - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0308  On this day in history marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies  

0429  On January - 16 honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]  

0960  On January - 16 death of polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople  

1343  On this day in history robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies  

1400  On January - 16 death of john Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352)  

1545  On January - 16 death of george Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484)  

1547  On this day in history death of johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477)  

1554  On this day in history death of christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480)  

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