Historical Events on January 16, 2001

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • A fuel supply tanker runs aground off the island of San Cristobal, causing an 'ecological disaster'
  • Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
  • US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War