History of January 16: What all happened on this day?
Historical Significance of January 16 along with the important events that have taken place on this day
There are so many incidents in history that often amazes us. We are here to accompany you to accomplish your dream of clearing the competitive exams. Following are some of the historical events that happened on this day.
Historical Events in Indian Context
Find out what all happened in India on 16 January
Amar Singh I, Rajput’s guhilot lineage king of Mewad, died.
Sambhaji was crowned as the successor of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in a function held at Raigad Fort.
The Rana of Udaipur signed a treaty with the British to protect Mewad.
Baithi, Laikha, Ratna, Maani, and the women who participated in Mairath Kranti at Gurgaon, all were hanged.
Jaideva Singh, famous musician and educationist, was born Shohratgarh, U.P.
Mahadeo Govind Ranade, an eminent social worker and thinker, passed away.
Amat Debananda, a politician, was born in Balani village at Orissa.
Nasikrao Khantadu Tirpude, former Duputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, was born.
Nani Palkhiwala, the famous law expert, was born.
Sarat Chandra Chatterji, a famous Bengali novelist and writer, passed away.
Ashok Vajpai, veteran critic and Hindi poet, was born.
Jawaharlal Nehru succeeds Gandhi as head of Indian National Congress.
Kabir Bedi, famous Hindi and foreign actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry), was born.
Pakistan charges India with a systematic campaign to wipe out Muslims.
Baburao Painter (Baburao Krishnaji Meshri), famous artist, sculptor, filmmaker and producer, died.
Sadhu Thanwardas Lilaram Vaswani, noted thinker and saint-poet, great orator, professor and prolific writer, died at Pune.
Om Prakash Mehra, Air Chief Marshal PVSM, became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 31/01/1976.
Balram Jakhar elected Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
L. K. Jha, famous economist and member of Rajya Sabha, died.
Prem Nazir, a famous actor of more than 620 Malayalam films, died at the age of 59 yrs.
All Governors asked to resign.
Dr R.R. Diwakar, Gandhian and former Union Minister, passed away.
Prices of steel and iron decontrolled.
For the first time in a decade, India decides to import one million tonnes of wheat.
India and USA form a new trade framework called Indo-US Commercial Alliance and signs contracts worth $ 1.4 b.
Missile carrier vessel ‘Vidhrut’ dedicated to the nation.
Supreme Court says trial courts should hold a trial of rape cases in camera.
Union Cabinet Minister V.C. Shukla, Balram Jhakar, Madhavrao Scindia, and others including BJP President L.K. Advani, Arjun Singh and Devi Lal charge-sheeted in the multi-crore Jain `Hawala’ case. CBI seeks sanction to prosecute them. L.K. Advani resigns from Lok Sabha membership.
Dr Datta Samant, Trade Union leader, shot dead in Mumbai.
Ritwick Bhattacharya (Delhi) and Mekhala Subedar (Maharashtra) won the men’s and women’s titles in the National squash championship in Calcutta.
P. Moses, Indian High Commission Staff member, badly beaten up and abducted by Pakistani intelligence operators in Islamabad.
Punjab men, Railway women win the Senior National Volleyball championship in Salem.
Adriana Iliescu gives birth at the age of 66
The Romanian university lecturer broke the record for the world’s oldest birth mother.
The civil war in El Salvador ends
The war had lasted over 12 years and left more than 75,000 people dead.
The Shah of Iran flees the country
As a consequence, Ayatollah Khomeini later took power and proclaimed the Islamic Republic.
Prohibition begins in the United States
The 18th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.
27 The Roman Empire is established
Births On This Day – 16 January
1974 Kate Moss
1959 Sade Adu
Nigerian/English singer-songwriter, producer
1948 John Carpenter
1933 Susan Sontag
1932 Dian Fossey
Deaths On This Day – 16 January
2009 John Mortimer
English lawyer, author
1986 Herbert W. Armstrong
American evangelist, author, publisher
1979 Ted Cassidy
1957 Arturo Toscanini
1917 George Dewey
History to be Continued …
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