16 January It Happened Today


1547  Ivan the Terrible is crowned the first Tsar of Russia.

1891  Death of French composer Leo Delibes.

1909  Birth of the American actress and singer Ethel Merman.

1937  The Du Pont Company patent a new fibre made entirely from chemicals… nylon.

1979  The Shah of Iran dies in exile in Egypt.



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