Today in History- 16th January

International Events:

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.

1970                 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi assumes the role of prime minister.
Indian Events:

1761                 The British Army captures Pondicherry from the French.