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Notable Historical Events for January 16th

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on January 16th

1921Politician Elpidio Quirino (30) weds girlfriend Alicia Syquia

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

1901Hiram R. Revels, dies at 73

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

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