January 16 in History
1605January 16, 1605:
“Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes is published for the first time.
1883January 16, 1883:
The United States’ Civil Service Commission is established by the Pendleton Civil Service Act.
1938January 16, 1938:
Benny Goodman becomes the first jazz artist to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City.
1942January 16, 1942:
American actress Carole is killed with others in a crash involving the plane TWA DC-3.
1973January 16, 1973:
The Western television series, “Bonanza” airs its series finale episode.
1991January 16, 1991:
The Persian Gulf War starts.
1992January 16, 1992:
The Chapultepec Peace Accords are signed by the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front and the government of El Salvador to bring an end to the country’s civil war.
1997January 16, 1997:
Comedian and actor Bill Cosby loses his 27-year-old son, Ennis to murder.
2006January 16, 2006:
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia’s first female president while also making history as Africa’s first female head of state.