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Historical Events Happened In January - 16

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1968  Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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

1969  On this day in history soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform first transfer of crew in space  

1969  On this day in history the Soviets carry out the first manual docking of a spacecraft in orbit  

1969  On this day in history jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20  

1970  On this day in history colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya  

1970  Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause on this day in history.  

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

1971  Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history david Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52  

1973  On this day in history nBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"  

1973  On this day in history uSSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon  

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

1974  "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history l A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR  

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

1978  5th American Music Award Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & Conway Twitty on this day in history.  

1978  On this day in history soyuz 27 returns to Earth  

1979  On this day in history 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  Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession on this day in history.  

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

1981  On this day in history ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Björn Borg  

1981  John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK on this day in history.  

1981  Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth on this day in history.  

1981  On this day in history protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband  

1981  Bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1984  11th American Music Award Michael Jackson on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history extortionist sends letter to Queensland Primary Industries Department threatening to release foot and mouth virus unless state jails are reformed.  

1984  On this day in history paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis  

1984  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 on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds  

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 this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history birth of rené I of Naples (d. 1480)  

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

1501  On this day in history 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  François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669) was born on this day in history.  

1626  On this day in history birth of lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)  

1634  On this day in history birth of dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)  

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  Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430] on this day in history.  

0960  On this day in history death of polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople  

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

1400  On this day in history death of john Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352)  

1545  On this day in history 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)