On This Day in History - January 16

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What Happened On This Day In History - January 16

1219 January 16

1219-01-16

Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed

1595 January 16

1595-01-16

French king Henri IV declares war on Spain

1777 January 16

1777-01-16

Vermont declares independence from NY

1889 January 16

1889-01-16

128 degrees F (53 degrees C), Cloncurry, Queensland (Australian record)

1909 January 16

1909-01-16

David, Mawson and Mackay reach south magnetic pole

1936 January 16

1936-01-16

1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fla

1951 January 16

1951-01-16

1951 World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, New York City)

1966 January 16

1966-01-16

Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center

1969 January 16

1969-01-16

Soviet Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space

1980 January 16

1980-01-16

Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession

1989 January 16

1989-01-16

U.S.S.R. announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars

2005 January 16

2005-01-16

George W. Bush is inaugurated for his second term as President of the United States