What happened this day in history January 16, 2003

What are the important events that happened on January 16, 2003? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 16, 2003: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 16, 2003 is the 16th day of the year 2003 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 349 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 3, 2003 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 289,632 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hexadecagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $406.20. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Horse is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 16, 2003 Historical Events

  • 2003
    The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.

Who died on January 16, 2003?

  • 2003
    Richard Wainwright, English politician (b. 1918)

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