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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  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 January - 16.  

1969  On this day in history the Soviets carry out the first manual docking of a spacecraft in orbit  

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  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  Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68 on January - 16.  

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

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1973  NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza" on January - 16.  

1973  On January - 16 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  "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 January - 16.  

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

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

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 this day in history 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  Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth on this day in history.  

1981  Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband on this day in history.  

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 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 January - 16.  

1985  On this day in history "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds  

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  Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296) was born on January - 16.  

1409  On this day in history 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 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  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 this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0308  Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies on January - 16.  

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  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 January - 16.  

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  Death of Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480) on January - 16.  

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