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Notable Historical Events for January 16th

1832Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde

2002The 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.

1952US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary

1980Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession

1963Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," premieres

1963Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb

19785th American Music Award: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & C Twitty

198411th American Music Award: Pat Benatar & Michael Jackson win

1974"Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published

27 BCThe title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate.

January 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 16th

1948John Carpenter, Carthage NY, director (Halloween, The Thing)

1853Andre Michelin, France, industrialist/tire manufacturer (Michelin)

1901Fulgencio Batista, president/dictator of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59)

1933Susan Sontag, NYC, author/film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award)

January 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 16th

1954Painter Marcel Duchamp (66) weds Alexina Duchamp (48) in New York City

1864White chapel murder victims Mary Ann Nichols (18) weds printer's machinist William Nichols

January 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 16th

1901Hiram R. Revels, dies at 73

1979Ted Cassidy, actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46

January 16th Deaths
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