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  • Holy Roman Empire
    Saturday Jan 16, 1362

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    St. Marcellus Flood

    Holy Roman Empire
    Saturday Jan 16, 1362

    Saint Marcellus' flood or Grote Mandrenke was a massive southwesterly Atlantic gale (also known as a European windstorm) which swept across the British Isles, the Netherlands, northern Germany, and Denmark (including Schleswig/Southern Jutland) around 16 January 1362, causing at minimum 25,000 deaths.




  • Corunna, Galicia, Spain
    Monday Jan 16, 1809

    Napoleon

    Battle of Corunna

    Corunna, Galicia, Spain
    Monday Jan 16, 1809

    Napoleon then unleashed his soldiers against Moore and the British forces. The British were swiftly driven to the coast, and they withdrew from Spain entirely after a last stand at the Battle of Corunna in January 1809.




  • Beijing, China
    Tuesday Jan 16, 1912

    Xinhai Revolution

    Donghuamen Incident

    Beijing, China
    Tuesday Jan 16, 1912

    On 16 January, while returning to his residence, Yuan Shikai was ambushed in a bomb attack organized by the Tongmenghui in Donghuamen, Beijing. A total of eighteen revolutionaries were involved. About ten of the guards died, but Yuan himself was not seriously injured. He sent a message to the revolutionaries the next day pledging his loyalty and asking them not to organize any more assassination attempts against him.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday Jan 16, 1945

    Martin Bormann

    Hitler Transferred His Headquarters To The Führerbunker

    Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday Jan 16, 1945

    Hitler transferred his headquarters to the Führerbunker ("Leader's bunker") in Berlin on 16 January 1945, where he (along with Bormann, his secretary Else Krüger, and others) remained until the end of April.




  • Vĩnh Yên, Vĩnh Phúc, Vietnam
    Tuesday Jan 16, 1951

    First Indochina War

    The Battle of Vĩnh Yên and Giáp's withdrawal

    Vĩnh Yên, Vĩnh Phúc, Vietnam
    Tuesday Jan 16, 1951

    By January 16, the Battle of Vĩnh Yên ended as Giáp was forced to withdraw, with over 6,000 of his troops killed, 8,000 wounded and 500 captured.




  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Sunday Jan 16, 1972

    Justin Trudeau

    Christened

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Sunday Jan 16, 1972

    Trudeau was christened with his father's niece Anne Rouleau-Danis as godmother and his mother's brother-in-law Thomas Walker as godfather at Ottawa's Notre Dame Basilica on the afternoon of January 16, 1972, which marked his first public appearance.




  • Egypt
    Tuesday Jan 16, 1979

    Iranian Revolution

    Shah and his family left Iran for exile in Egypt

    Egypt
    Tuesday Jan 16, 1979

    On the morning of 16 January 1979, Bakhtiar was officially appointed prime minister. The same day, a tearful Shah and his family left Iran for exile in Egypt, never to return.


  • Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin, Italy
    Wednesday Jan 16, 1985

    Heysel Stadium Events

    1984 European Super Cup

    Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin, Italy
    Wednesday Jan 16, 1985

    The 1984 European Super Cup was an association football match between Italian team Juventus and English team Liverpool, which took place on 16 January 1985 at the Stadio Comunale. The match was the annual European Super Cup contested between the winners of the European Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup. At the time, the European Super Cup was generally a two-legged fixture, but only the first leg (in Turin) was played, due to fixture congestion.


  • China
    Friday Jan 16, 1987

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    General Secretary Was blamed and denounced Thoroughly and Forced To Resign as General Secretary

    China
    Friday Jan 16, 1987

    General secretary Hu Yaobang was blamed for taking a soft attitude and mishandling the protests, thus undermining social stability. He was denounced thoroughly by conservatives. Hu was forced to resign as general secretary on 16 January 1987. Then the party began the "Anti-bourgeois liberalization Campaign", taking aim at Hu, political liberalization and Western-inspired ideas in general. The Campaign stopped student protests and tightened the political environment, but Hu remained popular among progressives in the party, intellectuals, and students.


  • Kuwait
    Wednesday Jan 16, 1991

    Gulf War

    Extensive aerial bombing campaign

    Kuwait
    Wednesday Jan 16, 1991

    The Gulf War began with an extensive aerial bombing campaign on 16 January 1991.


  • Russia
    Thursday Jan 16, 1992

    Mikhail Gorbachev

    Soviet Union falls apart

    Russia
    Thursday Jan 16, 1992

    The Soviet Union falls apart.


  • Skelani, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Saturday Jan 16, 1993

    Bosnian War

    The ARBiH attacked the Bosnian Serb village of Skelani

    Skelani, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Saturday Jan 16, 1993

    On 16 January 1993, soldiers of the ARBiH attacked the Bosnian Serb village of Skelani, near Srebrenica. 69 people were killed, 185 were wounded. Among the victims were 6 children.


  • Black Sea
    Tuesday Jan 16, 1996

    First Chechen War

    Turkish passenger ship

    Black Sea
    Tuesday Jan 16, 1996

    On 16 January 1996, a Turkish passenger ship carrying 200 Russian passengers was taken over by what were mostly Turkish gunmen who were seeking to publicize the Chechen cause.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 16, 2006

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal and Bryant made headlines by engaging in handshakes and hugs before the game

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 16, 2006

    When the Lakers faced the Heat on January 16, 2006, O'Neal and Bryant made headlines by engaging in handshakes and hugs before the game, an event that was believed to signify the end of the so-called "Bryant–O'Neal feud" that had festered since the center left Los Angeles.


  • Rome, Italy
    Wednesday Jan 16, 2008

    Francesco Totti

    200th goal for Roma

    Rome, Italy
    Wednesday Jan 16, 2008

    Totti scored his 200th goal for Roma in a 4–0 victory against Torino, in the Coppa Italia, on 16 January 2008.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 16, 2009

    Bank of America

    Bank of America received $20 billion in the federal bailout from the U.S. government

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 16, 2009

    Bank of America received $20 billion in the federal bailout from the U.S. government through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) on January 16, 2009, and a guarantee of $118 billion in potential losses at the company.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 16, 2009

    Bank of America

    Massive Losses

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 16, 2009

    The bank, in its January 16, 2009, earnings release, revealed massive losses at Merrill Lynch in the fourth quarter, which necessitated an infusion of money that had previously been negotiated with the government as part of the government-persuaded deal for the bank to acquire Merrill. Merrill recorded an operating loss of $21.5 billion in the quarter, mainly in its sales and trading operations, led by Tom Montag. The bank also disclosed it tried to abandon the deal in December after the extent of Merrill's trading losses surfaced, but was compelled to complete the merger by the U.S. government. The bank's stock price sank to $7.18, its lowest level in 17 years, after announcing earnings and the Merrill mishap. The market capitalization of Bank of America, including Merrill Lynch, was then $45 billion, less than the $50 billion it offered for Merrill just four months earlier, and down $108 billion from the merger announcement.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 16, 2015

    Internet

    Republicans presented legislation

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 16, 2015

    On January 16, 2015, Republicans presented legislation, in the form of a U.S. Congress HR discussion draft bill, that makes concessions to net neutrality but prohibits the FCC from accomplishing the goal or enacting any further regulation affecting Internet service providers (ISPs).


  • Brazil
    Tuesday Jan 16, 2018

    Ronaldinho

    Retirement

    Brazil
    Tuesday Jan 16, 2018

    On 16 January 2018, Ronaldinho confirmed his retirement from football.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 16, 2020

    Donald Trump

    The Senate impeachment trial began

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 16, 2020

    The Senate impeachment trial began on January 16, 2020.


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