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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  On this day in history jan Palach immolates himself to protest Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia  

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 January - 16.  

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

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

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  On this day in history kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68  

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

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

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

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

1976  On January - 16 "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 January - 16 soyuz 27 returns to Earth  

1979  On January - 16 shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt  

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

1979  Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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  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 January - 16 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 January - 16.  

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 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 January - 16.  

1985  "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds on January - 16.  

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 January - 16 birth of rené I of Naples (d. 1480)  

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

1501  On this day in history birth of anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)  

1587  On January - 16 birth of alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter  

1616  On this day in history birth of françois de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)  

1626  Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1547  Death of Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477) on this day in history.  

1554  Death of Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480) on this day in history.