January 16, 2006 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.

Africa's First Elected Female Head of State Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Africa's First Elected Female Head of State
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Deaths in History

  • Stanley Biber, American physician, pioneer of transgender surgery, (b. 1923)