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

1970  On January - 16 colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya  

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

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

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

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

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1973  NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza" on this day in history.  

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 this day in history "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published  

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

1976  "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV on January - 16.  

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

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  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 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  On January - 16 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  On January - 16 leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth  

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

1981  On January - 16 bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73  

1984  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1984  Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis on January - 16.  

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  "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  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 January - 16.  

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 January - 16.  

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

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

1634  On January - 16 birth of dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)  

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

0960  Death of Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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.  

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