Education · January 16, 2021

What Happened on this day – January 16th – Historical Events

(STL.News) What happened on this day, January 16th?  According to onthisday.com the following events:

  • 27 BC The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate
  • 1412 The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy
  • 1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Moscow
  • 1605 The first edition of “El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha” (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid
  • 1793 French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution
  • 1913 British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland (but the Great War gets in the way of it happening)
  • 1920 1st assembly of the League of Nations is held in Paris
  • 1936 Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president
  • 1938 1st jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall (Benny Goodman)
  • 1963 Los Angeles night club and music venue The Whiskey A-Go-Go opens (inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006)
  • 1933 Cricket’s Bodyline Tour: Australian batsman Bert Oldfield’s skull fractured by delivery bowled by Englishman Harold Larwood during the third test in Adelaide

Famous Weddings in History

  • 1325 Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade
  • 1864 White chapel murder victim and possible Jack the Ripper victim Mary Ann Nichols (18) weds printer’s machinist William Nichols
  • 1865 Confederate Brigadier-General John Pegram marries Hetty Cary (US Civil War)