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Historical Events Happened In January - 16

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1968  On January - 16 robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84  

1969  Jan Palach immolates himself to protest Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia on January - 16.  

1969  Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform first transfer of crew in space on this day in history.  

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

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  On January - 16 curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause  

1970  On January - 16 armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61  

1971  Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68 on January - 16.  

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

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

1973  On January - 16 uSSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon  

1973  On January - 16 ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65  

1974  On January - 16 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published  

1974  L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR on this day in history.  

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 January - 16.  

1978  Soyuz 27 returns to Earth on this day in history.  

1979  Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt on this day in history.  

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

1979  On January - 16 fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71  

1980  Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession on January - 16.  

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  On January - 16 john Lennon releases "Woman" in UK  

1981  On this day in history leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth  

1981  Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband on January - 16.  

1981  Bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73 on January - 16.  

1984  On January - 16 11th American Music Award Michael Jackson  

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  On January - 16 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 January - 16.  

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

1986  On this day in history 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.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1245  On this day in history birth of edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)  

1409  On this day in history birth of rené I of Naples (d. 1480)  

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

1501  Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559) was born on January - 16.  

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

1616  On this day in history 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 January - 16 marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies  

0429  On this day in history honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]  

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

1343  Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies on January - 16.  

1400  Death of John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352) on January - 16.  

1545  Death of George Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484) on January - 16.  

1547  On January - 16 death of johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477)  

1554  Death of Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480) on January - 16.