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#TodayInHistory – January 16

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January 16 – Some important events on this day

27 BC πŸ‘‰πŸΌ The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate
1412 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy
1492 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ The first grammar of a modern language, Spanish, is presented to Queen Isabella.
1547 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Moscow
1605 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ The first edition of “El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha” (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.
1749 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Hoax article advertising fictitious theatrical performer “The Bottle Conjuror” drew huge crowds to the Haymarket Theatre, London, whose inevitable non-appearance caused a riot. It’s alleged the Duke of Montagu perpetrated the fiasco to win a bet
1793 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution
1913 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland (but the Great War gets in the way of it happening)
1920 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ 1st assembly of the League of Nations is held in Paris
2006 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ 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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