Historical Events and Current Affairs on January 16

1219 :Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed
1325 :Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade
1493 :Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip
1531 :English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
1547 :Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow
1556 :Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain
1581 :English parliament passes laws against Catholicism
1756 :England & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster
1759 :British Museum opens in London
1765 :Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major)
1776 :Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks
1777 :Vermont declares independence from NY
1780 :Battle at Cape St Vincent: admiral Rodney beats Spanish fleet
1795 :French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht Neth
1819 :Godert baron van der de Capellen becomes governor of Dutch-Indies
1832 :Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde
1863 :-Aug 23rd) Cruise of CSS Florida
1864 :Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee
1865 :Confederate brig-gen John Pegram marries Hetty Cary
1865 :Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Ft Fisher NC, 40 die
1865 :Gen Wm Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks)
1865 :SF Dramatic Chronicle started
1868 :Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit
1870 :Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after Civil War
1871 :Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as 2nd black congressman
1877 :Color organ (for light shows) patented, by Bainbridge Bishop
1879 :January record 13" of snow falls in NYC (broken Jan 7, 1996)
1883 :Pendleton Act creates basis of US Civil Service system
1883 :Quebec Rugby Football Union forms
1887 :Cliff House damaged when schooner "Parallel"'s powder cargo explodes
1889 :128F (53C), Cloncurry, Queensland (Australian record)
1897 :John Dewey's essay "My Pedagogic Creed" appears in School Journal
1905 :Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman traded for 6th time in 8 months
1905 :Ottawa Silver 7 beats Dawson City (Yukon) 23-2 for Stanley Cup,
1905 :Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Dawson City (Yukon) in 2 games
1905 :this is most lopsided playoff game, Frank McGee scores 14 goals
1906 :-13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)
1906 :-Apr 13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)
1908 :Pinnacles National Monument, Calif established
1909 :British explorer Ernest Shackleton finds magnetic south pole
1909 :David, Mawson & Mackay reach south magnetic pole
1911 :Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east
1913 :British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland
1914 :Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia
1915 :Congress authorizes $1 & $50 Panama-Pacific Intl Expo gold coin
1919 :Prohibition ratified by 3/4 of states; Nebraska is 36th
1920 :18th Amendment, prohibition, goes into effect; repealed in 1933
1920 :1st assembly of League of Nations (Paris)
1920 :Georgia declares independence
1925 :Gen M Froense replaces Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Defense
1925 :Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council
1931 :Bradman scores 223 Australia v WI, 297 mins, 26 fours
1933 :Bert Oldfield flattened by Larwood delivery in Adelaide Test
1936 :1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fla
1936 :Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president
1936 :Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form Unidad Popular
1938 :Benny Goodman refuses to play Carnegie Hall when black members of
1938 :his band were barred from performing
1939 :Comic strip "Superman" debuts
1941 :US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor
1941 :War Dept forms 1st Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets
1942 :William Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a general in US army
1943 :-60F (-51C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)
1943 :1st US air raid on Ambon
1943 :German 2nd SS-Pantzer division evacuates Charkow
1943 :Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad
1944 :Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London
1945 :Scottish 52nd land division/1st Commando brigade-assault at Heinsberg
1945 :US 1st & 3rd army meet at Houffalise
1947 :Vincent Aurial elected president of France
1948 :35 Haganah members are ambushed & killed in Gush Etzyon
1949 :"Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 perfs
1949 :KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1949 :WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, DC (CBS) 1st broadcast
1950 :Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands recognize Israel
1951 :Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi
1951 :World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, NYC)
1952 :New Dutch bible translation finished
1952 :US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary
1953 :27th Australian Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beat J Sampson (63 62)
1953 :41st Australian Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (60 63 64)
1953 :Egyptian Premier Gen Naguib disbands all political parties
1953 :KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 :"South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performances
1955 :NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-19
1956 :Egyptian pres Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine
1957 :3 B-52s leave Calif for 1st non-stop round world flights
1957 :Cavern Club (Beatle's) opens on Matthews Street in England
1958 :William Gibson's "Two for the Seesaw," premieres in NYC
1961 :"Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
1961 :Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain
1962 :Shooting begins on "Dr No"
1962 :Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
1963 :Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb
1963 :Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," premieres
1964 :"Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances
1964 :AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving KC A's to Louisville
1965 :"Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances
1965 :"Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
1965 :AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14
1965 :Searchers' "Love Potion #9" peaks at #3
1965 :USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 :Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US
1966 :Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center
1967 :1st black government installed in Bahamas
1967 :Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Ala) black sheriff in 20th cent
1968 :Jay Allen's "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," premieres in NYC
1969 :Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
1970 :AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3" from
1970 :Col Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya
1970 :Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause
1970 :NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
1970 :out of bounds, Tacoma-it shouldn't have counted, but was allowed
1972 :Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3 in New Orleans
1972 :Superbowl MVP: Roger Staubach, Dallas, QB
1973 :NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"
1973 :USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon
1974 :"Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published
1974 :L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon
1974 :NY Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford elected to Hall of Fame
1976 :"Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
1976 :Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive"
1978 :5th American Music Award: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & C Twitty
1978 :Soyuz 27 returns to Earth
1979 :Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
1980 :Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession
1981 :Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even took his gold teeth
1981 :Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in Volvo Masters in
1981 :John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK
1981 :order to avoid having to play Bjorn Borg
1981 :Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband
1984 :11th American Music Award: Michael Jackson
1984 :Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis
1985 :"Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
1986 :Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam
1988 :#4703 Kagoshima & #5468 Hamatonbetsu
1988 :4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
1988 :Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
1988 :NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
1989 :Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague
1989 :USSR announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars
1990 :2 Bank of Credit & Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering
1991 :7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
1991 :US & 27 allies attack Iraq for occupying Kuwait (US time)
1992 :"2 Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances
1994 :#7197 Pieroangela & #7198 Montelupo
1995 :UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in NYC)
1997 :Anthony Stuart takes ODI hat-trick, Aus v Pakistan, MCG
1997 :Asteroid 3 Juno Occults 9.3 Magnitude Star



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