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Historical Events For 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  The Soviets carry out the first manual docking of a spacecraft in orbit on January - 16.  

1969  Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20 on January - 16.  

1970  On January - 16 colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya  

1970  On January - 16 curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause  

1970  Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61 on January - 16.  

1971  On January - 16 kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68  

1972  On January - 16 david Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52  

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

1974  L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR on January - 16.  

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

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

1978  On this day in history soyuz 27 returns to Earth  

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

1979  On January - 16 the ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country  

1979  On this day in history fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71  

1980  On January - 16 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 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 January - 16.  

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

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

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

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 January - 16 "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 January - 16.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1245  On January - 16 birth of edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)  

1409  On January - 16 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 January - 16 birth of anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)  

1587  On this day in history birth of alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter  

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

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

0960  Death of Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople on January - 16.  

1343  On January - 16 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 this day in history death of george Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484)  

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

1554  On January - 16 death of christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480)  

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