Wondering where to get the list of most important historical events that took place on January 16 in both India and world? This article titled Today in History – January 16 – India and World provides exactly what you are looking for. The segregated information is placed in chronological order to make it easy for you to trace them individually. In case you are preparing for competitive exams such as Civil Services, this article can come in handy as a separate study material. So, let us begin…
What Happened On This Day in History – January 16
Today in History – January 16: “India”
1681: Shambhaji, son of Chatrapati Sivaji, was crowned on this day.
1901: Maha Gobind Ranade, a great social reformer during the time of struggle for Independence, passed away.
1924: Kumaran Asan, a great malayali poet, passed away on this day.
1938: Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, an eminent Bengali novelist, passed away.
1955: Khadakvasla Defence Academy was officially opened in Pune, Maharashtra on this day. It was founded on 7 December 1954.
1985: Siddharth Malhotra, a Bollywood actor, was born on this day.
Today in History – January 16: “World”
1492: Gramática de la lengua castellana, the first ever grammar book of Spanish language, was presented to the Queen Isabella I.
1547: Ivan the Terrible became the Czar of Russia.
1556: Philip II became the King of Spain.
1605: First edition of Miguel de Cervantes’ El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) was published in Madrid, Spain.
1780: During the American Revolutionary War, Battle of Cape St. Vincent began on this day. The battle was fought between Spaina and Britain and led to Britain’s victory.
1883: Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act was passed on this day. It established United States Civil Service.
1909: Magnetic South Pole was found during the expedition of Ernest Shackleton.
1920: After the First World War, League of Nations held its first council meeting in Paris, France.
2001: Laurent-Désiré Kabila, the President of Congo, was killed by one of his bodyguards.
2001: US President Bill Clinton awarded former US President Theodore Roosevelt Medal of Honour for his service during Spanish-American War.