On This Day

Historical Events on January 16 (Part 2)

Historic Event

2019 UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins vote of no confidence in her government 325 to 306

  • 2019 Egyptian city Cairo is engulfed by a sandstorm turning it orange
  • 2019 Explosion by a suicide bomber aimed at US-led coalition forces at a market in Manjib, Syria, kills about 18 including four Americans
  • 2019 UN says at least 890 killed in ethnic violence in the western Democratic Republic of Congo in December, with 465 building destroyed, delaying the presidential election

NBA Record

2019 Golden State guard Stephen Curry first player in NBA history to hit 8+ three-point FGs in 3 consecutive games; goes 9-of- 17 three's in Warriors' 147-140 win over New Orleans; teams combine for NBA record 43 3-pointers

  • 2019 Houston guard James Harden becomes first player to score 55+ points in back-to-back NBA games since Wilt Chamberlain (1962); scores 58 in 145-142 OT loss to Brooklyn; 18 straight games with 30+ points

Historic Event

2020 Impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump begins in the Senate

  • 2020 Former Sacramento State softball player Alyssa Nakken becomes first woman to hold a coaching position on a MLB staff when named an assistant by the San Francisco Giants
  • 2020 Newly appointed manager Carlos Beltran and New York Mets mutually agree to part ways because of his role in Houston Astros sign stealing scandal; third manager forced out of a job as a result of the allegations
  • 2021 India begin the vaccination of its 1.3 billion people for COVID-19

Election of Interest

2021 Armin Laschet is elected leader of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU), to replace long-serving leader Angela Merkel

  • 2021 10 Nepali climbers become the first to reach the summit of K2 in winter on the China-Pakistan border