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Notable Historical Events for January 16th

1974"Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published

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

1897John Dewey's essay "My Pedagogic Creed" appears in School Journal

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.

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

195341st Australian Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (6-0 6-3 6-4)

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

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

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

1832Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde

January 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 16th

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

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

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

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

January 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 16th

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

1921Politician Elpidio Quirino (30) weds girlfriend Alicia Syquia

January 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 16th

1794Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), dies in London at 56

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

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