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Notable Historical Events for January 16th

1832Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde

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

1979Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran for Egypt during the Iranian Revolution

1931Bradman scores 223 Australia v WI, 297 mins, 26 fours

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.

1981Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Bjorn Borg

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

1493Columbus leaves the new world and sets sail for Spain on his 1st trip

1974"Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published

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

January 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 16th

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

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

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

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

January 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 16th

1921Politician Elpidio Quirino (30) weds girlfriend Alicia Syquia

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

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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