January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 349 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 16th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 16th in history!
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- National Nothing Day
- Appreciate A Dragon Day
- National Religious Freedom Day
- International Hot and Spicy Food Day
- World Religion Day
What Happened On This Day – January 16
2005: Adriana Iliescu gives birth at the age of 66
The Romanian university lecturer broke the record for the world’s oldest birth mother.
1992: The civil war in El Salvador ends
The war had lasted over 12 years and left more than 75,000 people dead.
1979: The Shah of Iran flees the country
As a consequence, Ayatollah Khomeini later took power and proclaimed the Islamic Republic.
1919: Prohibition begins in the United States
The 18th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.
27 The Roman Empire is established
One of the events marking the beginning of the Imperium Romanum was the Roman Senate’s granting of the honorific Augustus to Octavian on this day.
Births On This Day, January 16
1974: Kate Moss, English model
1959: Sade Adu, Nigerian/English singer-songwriter, producer
1948: John Carpenter, American director
1933: Susan Sontag, American author
1932: Dian Fossey, American zoologist
Deaths On This Day, January 16
2009: John Mortimer, English lawyer, author
1986: Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, publisher
1979: Ted Cassidy, American actor
1957: Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor
1917: George Dewey, American Admiral