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Notable Historical Events for January 16th

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

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

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

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

1963Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb

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

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

1981Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even took his gold teeth

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

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

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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)

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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

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

1901Hiram R. Revels, dies at 73

January 16th Deaths
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