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On This Day: January 16th

This is 16th day of the year and 349 days remain in the year.

in history
1547
Ivan the Terrible was crowned the first czar of Russia.
1883
The U.S. Civil Service Commission established.
1920

A year after it was ratified, the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages, went into effect.

1942
Actress Carole Lombard, the wife of actor Clark Gable, died in a plane crash.
1991
Operation Desert Storm was announced by the White House.
1992
The El Salvador government signed a peace treaty with guerrilla forces, formally ending 12 years of civil war.
2001
Laurent Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was assassinated.
2003
Space shuttle Columbia blasted off on what would be its final mission. The craft broke up on its descent on Feb. 1, killing all on board.
January 16 BirthdaysFulgencio Batista

1901–1973, Cuban President.


Ethel Mermanentertainer
A.J. Foytauto racer
Aaliyahsinger, actor
Dizzy Deanbaseball player
Robert W. Servicewriter
Susan Sontagwriter and critic
Marilyn Hornemezzo-soprano
William Kennedynovelist



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