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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-demonstrate-naval-supremacy-in-the-moonlight-battle

Automotive
1997 : Entertainer Bill Cosby's son murdered along CA interstate
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/entertainer-bill-cosbys-son-murdered-along-ca-interstate

Civil War
1861 : Crittenden Compromise is killed in Senate
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/crittenden-compromise-is-killed-in-senate

Cold War
1990 : Soviets send troops into Azerbaijan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-send-troops-into-azerbaijan

Crime
1936 : The Moon Maniac
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-moon-maniac

Disaster
1995 : Avalanches bury buses in Kashmir
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/avalanches-bury-buses-in-kashmir

General Interest
1979 : Shah flees Iran
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/shah-flees-iran
1991 : The Persian Gulf War begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-persian-gulf-war-begins

Hollywood
1942 : Carole Lombard killed in plane crash
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carole-lombard-killed-in-plane-crash

Literary
1933 : Susan Sontag is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/susan-sontag-is-born

Music
1938 : Benny Goodman brings jazz to Carnegie Hall
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/benny-goodman-brings-jazz-to-carnegie-hall

Old West
1847 : Fremont appointed Governor of California
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fremont-appointed-governor-of-california

Presidential
1991 : Bush waits for deadline in Iraq
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bush-waits-for-deadline-in-iraq

Sports
1970 : Curt Flood files historic lawsuit against Major League Baseball
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/curt-flood-files-historic-lawsuit-against-major-league-baseball

Vietnam War
1964 : Johnson approves Oplan 34A
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-approves-oplan-34a
1969 : Agreement to open peace talks reached
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/agreement-to-open-peace-talks-reached

World War I
1916 : Montenegro capitulates to Austro-Hungarian forces
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/montenegro-capitulates-to-austro-hungarian-forces

World War II
1945 : Hitler descends into his bunker
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hitler-descends-into-his-bunker
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