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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 January - 16.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1970  Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya on January - 16.  

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

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

1973  On January - 16 nBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"  

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

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

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

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

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

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

1978  Soyuz 27 returns to Earth on January - 16.  

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 January - 16.  

1980  On January - 16 paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession  

1980  Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94 on this day in history.  

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

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

1981  On January - 16 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 this day in history.  

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

1984  On January - 16 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  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 January - 16.  

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

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 January - 16.  

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

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

Famous Deaths In January - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0308  On January - 16 marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies  

0429  Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430] on January - 16.  

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

1343  Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies on this day in history.  

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  Death of Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477) on January - 16.  

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