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On This Day — January 16th

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January 16th is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 349 days remaining until the end of the year (350 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Saturday, Monday, or Wednesday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Sunday or Tuesday (56).

Historical Events:

27 BC – Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.

1547 – Ivan the Terrible becomes Czar of Russia.

1909 – Ernest Shackleton’s expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.

1942 – Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.

2003 – The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.

Celebrity Births:

Model Kate Moss turns 44

Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda turns 38

Singer-songwriter FKA Twigs turns 30

Television Presenter James May turns 55

Radio Host Laura Schlessinger turns 71

 

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