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Notable Historical Events for January 16th

1925Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council

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

1832Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde

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.

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

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

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

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

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

January 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 16th

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)

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

January 16th Birthdays
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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

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

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