Today in History- 16th January
27 BC Beginning of Roman Empire.
1547 Ivan the Terrible crowned as czar of Russia.
1883 The U.S. Civil Service Commission established.
1920 First council meeting of League of Nations in Paris, France.
1991 Operation Desert Storm announced by the White House.
1979 The Shah of Iran flees from the country following protests against his regime.
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi assumes the role of prime minister.
The British Army captures Pondicherry from the French.