Monday, January 16, 2012

January 16 in History

January 16 is the 16th day of the year. There are 350 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 27 BCE – Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus was granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.
  • 1492  – The first grammar of the Spanish language was  presented to Queen Isabella I. #writing #amwriting #grammar #Spain
  • 1581 – The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
  • 1605 – The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes was published in Madrid, Spain.
  • 1777 – Vermont declared its independence from New York.
  • 1786 – The Commonwealth of Virginia enacted the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson.
  • 1821 – John C. Breckinridge, 14th Vice President of the US and Confederate general, was born. He died in 1875.
  • 1883 – The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, establishing the United States Civil Service, was passed.
  • 1909 – Ernest Shackleton’s expedition found the magnetic South Pole.
  • 1986 – First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
  • 2006 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was sworn in as Liberia’s president. She was Africa’s first female elected head of state.

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