Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

What were some important things that happened on January, 16th?

I need to know very soon because I have to make an announcement on that day on the speaker phone in front of the WHOLE SCHOOL! Answers quick!

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  • sarayu
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    In the same site, there is information births and deaths on this day of various years on January 16th:

    Many kings and emperors are forced out of power but today in 1556 Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and ruler of one of Europe's largest power blocs, willingly abdicated.

    Religious Freedom Day

    Each year, the President declares January 16th to be Religious Freedom Day, and calls upon Americans to "observe this day through appropriate events and activities in homes, schools, and places of worship." The day is the anniversary of the passage, in 1786, of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom.

    27 BC - Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian receives the title Augustus by the Roman Senate.

    550 - Gothic War (535–552): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.

    929 - Emir Abd-ar-rahman III of Cordoba declares himself caliph, thereby establishing the Caliphate of Cordoba.

    1362 - A great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt.

    1412 - The Medici family are made official bankers of the Papacy.

    1456 - Painter Filippo Lippi elopes with Lucrezia Buti, a young nun from the convent of Saint Margherita.

    1492 - The first grammar of a modern language, in Spanish, is presented to Queen Isabella.

    1547 - Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia.

    1556 - Philip II becomes King of Spain.

    1572 - The Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.

    1581 - English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.

    1605 - The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes was published in Madrid.

    1761 - British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.

    1777 - Vermont declares its independence from New York.

    1780 - American Revolution: Battle of Cape St. Vincent.

    1795 - French occupy Utrecht, Netherlands.

    1809 - Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.

    1847 - John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.

    1878 - Captain Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from the Ottoman rule.

    1883 - The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, establishing the United States Civil service, is passed.

    1896 - Defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.

    1900 - The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.

    1909 - Ernest Shackleton's expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.

    1917 - German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann sends the Zimmermann Telegram to Mexico, proposing a German-Mexican alliance against the United States.

    1919 - Temperance movement: The United States of America ratifies the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition in the United States one year after ratification.

    1920 - Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was established on the campus of Howard University.

    1945 - Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.

    1956 - President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.

    1968 - Youth International Party (Yippies) is founded.

    1969 - Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague, in protest against the Soviets' crushing of the Prague Spring the year before.

    1969 - Metroliner train starts running.

    1970 - Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.

    1979 - The Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family and relocates to Egypt.

    1986 - First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.

    1992 - El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City that ends a 12-year civil war that claimed at least 75,000.

    1995 - UPN begins broadcasting.

    2001 - Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.

    2002 - The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the remaining members of the Taliban.

    2003 - Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which will be its final one. Columbia disintegrates 16 days later on re-entry.

    2005 - Adriana Iliescu gives birth at age 66 and becomes the oldest woman in the world to do so.

    2006 - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.

    2006 - Liu Xinjuan is committed by the Chinese government to a psychiatric hospital, allegedly for political activism.


    Teacher's Day in Thailand

    The night of January 16th is abook by Ayn Rand rated as very good.


  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    With every day pass, our country is getting into more and more trouble. The inflation, unemployment and falling value of dollar are the main concern for our Government but authorities are just sleeping, they don’t want to face the fact. Media is also involve in it, they are force to stop showing the real economic situation to the people. I start getting more concern about my future as well as my family after watching the response of our Government for the people that affected by hurricane Katrina.

    According to recent studies made by World Bank, the coming crisis will be far worse than initially predicted. So if you're already preparing for the crisis (or haven't started yet) make sure you watch this video at and discover the 4 BIG issues you'll have to deal with when the crisis hits, and how to solve them fast (before the disaster strikes your town!) without spending $1,000s on overrated items and useless survival books.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I only know one thing that was famous that happened on January 16th. This was the official formation of the PRINCIPATE of AUGUSTUS which historically began the entity known as THE ROMAN EMPIRE as opposed to the official Roman Republic.

    After the annexation of the final part of the eastern part of the Danube frontier, known as MOESIA by 27B.C. the senate met on the 13th of January 27 B.C. and decided to declare Augustus the Principate or Prince(in other words somewhat more than just the first citizen) So on January 16th 27 B.C. the senate ratified the powers of Augustus which started the rule of the Ceasars(basically emperors)

    The main two powers given to Augustus were the powers of IMPERIUM and TRIBUNUS POTESTOS. IMPERIUM was the right to command legions, judge cases and rule provinces. TRIBUNUS POTESTOS was the power of the tribunes consentrated in Augustus that gave him the power to intervene on the people's behalf with the powers that be and the right of veto on decisions made by the senate.

    Augustus then divided the administration of the provinces between him and the senate. Imperial provinces were governed by one of three grades of LEGATUS AUGUSTI PRO PRAETORs

    except for Egypt which was governed by a member of the equestrian order: the PRAEFECTUS AEGYPTUS who outranked all these others. The senatorial provinces were governed by one of two grades of PROCONSUL PROVINCAE and were responsible to the senate.

    This was the beginning, officialy, of the Roman EMPIRE.

    It is also the official start of the reign of Augustus. Also the date happens to be my birthday. Which I share with the Roman Empire. Hope this helps

  • 1 decade ago

    Kate Moss was born in 1974

    Here is a web site that gives births, deaths, and other events happening on any day. I have reselected January 16th

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    At the outbreak of war in 1939 between Britain and Germany, India was also declared to be at war with Germany as it constituted part of the British empire. The Congress took the view that while it opposed fascism, it could render no support to the British either: there was little to choose between the totalitarianism of the Nazis and the colonialism of the British. It was not with the consent of the Indian people that India was dragged into the war, nor was this India's war; moreover, the Congress expected, but could not procure, an unconditional offer of British withdrawal from India as a condition of its support. Consequently, neutrality was the official policy of the Congress. In an effort to bring the British to the negotiating table, Gandhi launched his 'Quit India' movement in August 1942, and issued from a large meeting ground in Bombay (since re-named August Kranti [revolution] Maidan) the famous call to 'do or die': Indians were to wage one last struggle to achieve independence, or die in that attempt. Elaborate plans were made to offer non-violent resistance; however, almost the entire Congress leadership, and not merely at the national level, was put into confinement less than twenty-four hours after Gandhi's speech, and the greater number of the Congress leaders were to spend the rest of the war in jail. T he 'Quit India' movement was followed, nonetheless, by large-scale violence directed at railway stations, telegraph offices, government buildings, and other emblems and institutions of colonial rule. There were widespread acts of sabotage, and the government held Gandhi responsible for these acts of violence, suggesting that they were a deliberate act of Congress policy. Gandhi resolutely denied these charges, but the deadlock was not to be resolved. It has been suggested by other scholars that though Gandhi himself did not authorize violence, he had grown skeptical of the efficacy of non-violence, and that he had arrived at the point in his life where he was determined to see India attain independence during his lifetime. However attractive this line of reasoning might appear, it has little support in Gandhi's voluminous writings. Others have suggested that the 'Quit India' movement was a failure in that it invited the government to unleash repression, and therefore led to the incarceration of the Congress leadership. Consequently, it has been argued, the Muslim League, which declared its support to the British, was to grow in strength during the war, while the Congress languished. Though the Muslim League failed to secure support even among Muslim voters before the war, elections in 1946 suggested that it had the loyalty of the majority of Muslims in many Muslim-dominant areas. On these lines, then, it is suggested that the 'Pakistan movement' developed when there were no countervailing forces to check it, and that Gandhi played into the hands of both Muslim communalists and British imperialists. The 'Quit India' movement remains, in any event, among the most controversial episodes in Gandhi's life and modern Indian history.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Here's some stuff that happened. look here at this link:

    Have a good day!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you cut class to go hang out with a bunch of bad people and got in trouble by the law and was sent to juvE

  • 1 decade ago

    OMG I'm sooooo sorry for u, how about checking yahoo and different search engines like that? I hope it ll help!!!!

  • Doc
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    1941, Start of the "Illustrious Blitz" as Germans attempted to bomb the island of Malta into rubble.

    Source(s): BA in History
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