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What’s Special Today: January 16th

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National Earthquake Safety Day

(Also known as Rashtriya Bhukampa Surakshya Diwas in Nepali)

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Theme and Slogan of 18th ESD in 2016 (Via National Society for Earthquake)

What had happened on this date

27 BCE

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Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.

1707

The Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Great Britain.

1909

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Ernest Shackleton’s expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.

1920

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The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris, France.

1945

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Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.

2006

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

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Roy Jones Jr.
January 16, 1969

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Aaliyah
January 16, 1979

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Kabir Bedi
January 16, 1946 

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What’s Special Today: January 27th

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1302

Dante Alighieri is exiled from Florence.

1785

The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.

1880

Thomas Edison receives a patent for his incandescent lamp.

World War II

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  • 1944The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
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1967

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1996
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Germany first observes the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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What’s Special Today: January 26th

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World Leprosy Day/ International Customs Day

 

What had happened on this date in history

1837

Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.

1905

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The world’s largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3,106.75 carats (0.621350 kg), is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.

1934

German–Polish Non-Aggression Pact is signed.

1942

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World War II: The first United States forces arrive in Europe landing in Northern Ireland.

1950

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1965

Hindi becomes the official language of India.

2001

The 7.7 Mw Gujarat earthquake occurs, leaving 13,805–20,023 dead and about 166,800 injured.

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What had happened on this date in history

1915

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Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.

1947

Thomas Goldsmith Jr. files a patent for a “Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device”, the first ever electronic game.

1964

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Blue Ribbon Sports, which would later become Nike, is founded by University of Oregon track and field athletes.

1980

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Mother Teresa is honored with India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.

2003

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