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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January 16 - The Day in History

January 16 : General Interest
1919: Prohibition takes effect

The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes," is ratified on this day in 1919 and becomes the law of the land... read more

American Revolution
1780 : British demonstrate naval supremacy in The Moonlight Battle

1997 : Entertainer Bill Cosby's son murdered along CA interstate

Civil War
1861 : Crittenden Compromise is killed in Senate

Cold War
1990 : Soviets send troops into Azerbaijan

1936 : The Moon Maniac

1995 : Avalanches bury buses in Kashmir

General Interest
1979 : Shah flees Iran
1991 : The Persian Gulf War begins

1942 : Carole Lombard killed in plane crash

1933 : Susan Sontag is born

1938 : Benny Goodman brings jazz to Carnegie Hall

Old West
1847 : Fremont appointed Governor of California

1991 : Bush waits for deadline in Iraq

1970 : Curt Flood files historic lawsuit against Major League Baseball

Vietnam War
1964 : Johnson approves Oplan 34A
1969 : Agreement to open peace talks reached

World War I
1916 : Montenegro capitulates to Austro-Hungarian forces

World War II
1945 : Hitler descends into his bunker
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