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Historical Events Happened In January - 16

Monday, 02 May 2016

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  On January - 16 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 this day in history.  

1970  On January - 16 colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya  

1970  On this day in history 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  Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

1973  On January - 16 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  On this day in history 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 January - 16.  

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

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

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 this day in history the ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country  

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

1980  Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history john Lennon releases "Woman" in UK  

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 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  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  "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

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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 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  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 this day in history marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies  

0429  On January - 16 honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]  

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

1343  On this day in history robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies  

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 this day in history.  

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

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