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Interesting facts about January 16

Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining January 16. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is January 16 so important!

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Top 10 January 16 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. On this day (January 16) Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus was granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.

  2. National holidays in Mexico include Independence Day (September 16), Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Las Posadas (December 16 to December 24), Noche Buena (December 24), Navidad (December 25), Año Nuevo (December 31 to January 1), Twelfth Night of Christmas (January 5), and the Day of the Dead (November 2).

  3. I learned that on January 8th, 1991 a 16 year old high school student named Jeremy Wade Delle shot himself in front of his english class. The event became the inspiration for the Pearl jam song "jeremy"

  4. Atlantis of the North Sea", Rungholt, was a wealthy city in north germany, which sank beneath the waves when a storm tide in the North Sea tore through the area on January 16, 1362.

  5. On 14 January 1995, 133 people playing the National Lottery had to split a £16,293,830.00 jackpot, which came out to £122,510.00 each. In total, 1,932,744 people won at least £10, which ironically cost the lottery more money (roughly £3m more) than the actual jackpot itself

  6. Sir William Petty built the first catamarans in Europe in 1663. His first catamaran, The Experiment, set a speed record 16 knots in January 1663. And his second catamaran, The Invention, raced across the Irish Sea in July 1663 and arrived in Dublin 15 hours ahead of the Hollyhead mailboat

  7. Two of the only 25 times that a high school player has scored 100 or more points in a basketball game happened on the same day, January 16, 2001. Dajuan Wagner scored 100 for Camden of New Jersey and Cedrick Hensley scored 101 for Heritage Christian of Texas.

  8. On January 16, 2019 the Freedom of information act has been used to release documents from AATIP ( the United States government's " Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program) stating the 38 research titles funded by the program

  9. An airplane mechanic was killed after he was sucked into a Boeing 737-500 jet engine (Continental Airlines flight 1515, 16 January 2006)