16 January 2022: This day in history

27: BC The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate

1412: The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy

1547: Ivan IV the Terrible, aged 17, crowns himself the 1st tsar of Moscow

1793: French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution

1913: British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland (but the Great War gets in the way of it happening)

1919: The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, authorizing the prohibition of alcohol, is ratified by a majority of US states

1920: 1st assembly of the League of Nations is held in Paris


Source: Onthisday.com

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