16th January

The events happened on 16th January are :

1991 : Beginning of First Persian Gulf War : The First Persian Gulf War, triggered by Iraq's occupation of Kuwait in August 1990, began on this day in 1991 with a U.S.-led air offensive against Iraq that continued until a cease-fire was declared on February 28

1934 : Marilyn Horne, an American mezzo-soprano noted for the seamless quality and the exceptional range and flexibility of her voice, was born.

1883 : The Pendleton Civil Service Act established the Civil Service Commission in the United States.

1556 : Charles V, Holy Roman emperor and king of Spain, renounced his claim to Spain.

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