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Historical Events For January - 16

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1968  On this day in history robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84  

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  Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

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

1973  On this day in history uSSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon  

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  On this day in history l A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR  

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 January - 16.  

1978  Soyuz 27 returns to Earth on January - 16.  

1979  Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt on this day in history.  

1979  The ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country on this day in history.  

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 January - 16.  

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

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 January - 16.  

1981  On January - 16 leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth  

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

1981  On this day in history 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  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  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 this day in history.  

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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  René I of Naples (d. 1480) was born on this day in history.  

1477  Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547) was born on January - 16.  

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 January - 16.  

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)  

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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 this day in history honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]  

0960  On January - 16 death of polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople  

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  On this day in history death of george Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484)  

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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