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Comma in long date format

My friend is sending an invitation, and she is using the date of:

January, 16th 2016

Is this technically correct, or at a minimum not considered barbaric? Where should the comma be?

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I would omit the comma and put a period after 16th.

user106928 Jan-06-2016

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jayles the unwoven Jan-07-2016

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Jayles the unwoven and Hairy Scot are right, the comma must be placed after 16th. For more understanding of the use of commas there is an interesting post here: http://gedeasy.com/ged-language-prep-commas/

Kevin44 Jan-12-2016

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My understanding is that the comma belongs after the 16.

Also, while it may be pronounced "sixteenth", you never write the "th" (or "st", "nd", etc.).

So, it should be:
January 16, 2016

Johnic Boom Apr-08-2016

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