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1919 : Beginning of the Prohibition

On January 16, 1919, the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages are prohibited throughout the United States after the ratification of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

1942 : Carole Lombard died in a plane crash

On December 16, 1942, American actress Carole Lombard, star of Hollywood comedies, died in a plane crash while she was touring the country to support the war effort. Her husband, Clark Gable, inconsolable, joined the U.S. Army Air Forces until the end of the war.

1979 : The Shah of Iran fled his country

On 16 January 1979, the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who headed the country since 1941, fled his country following the violent and huge protests against his regime, a revolution that leaded to the creation of an Islamic Republic.

1995 : 2 buses are swept away by avalanches in Kashmir

On January 16, 1995, two buses were swept away by avalanches caused by very heavy snow on the highway between Srinagar and Jammu, in Kashmir, at the foot of the Himalayas. Between January 16 and 20, avalanches caused the death of 200 people on that road.

2003 : Space Shuttle Columbia

On January 16, 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia was launched on its 28th and final mission. It exploded when it re-entered the atmosphere on 1 February 2003, killing all seven crew members.

2006 : Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's inauguration

On January 16, 2005, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf took office as President of Liberia. She is the first woman elected to head an African country.

Citazione del giorno : 16 Gennaio

Everybody is right from his own standpoint, but it is not impossible that everybody is wrong.

Compleanni : 16 Gennaio

Johannes Schöner, Astronomo (1477)
Niccolò Piccinni, Compositore italiano (1728)
Andre Michelin, Industriale francese (1853)
Zhou Zuoren, Scrittore (1885)
Ruth Rose, Sceneggiatore (1896)
Fulgencio Batista, Uomo politico cubano (1901)
Eric Liddell, Atleta scozzese (1902)
William Grover-Williams, Pilota inglese-francese e combattente della resistenza (1903)
Alexander Knox, Attore (1907)
Stirling Silliphant, Scrittore (1918)
Katy Jurado, Attrice (1924)
Dian Fossey, Zoologo (1932)
Kabir Bedi, Attore indiano (1946)
John Carpenter, Regista (1948)
Caroline Munro, Attrice (1949)
Sade, Cantante (1959)
Paul Raven, Musicista (1961)
Paul Webb, Musicista (1962)
Sergi Bruguera, Tennista spagnolo (1971)
Salah Hissou, Atleta marocchino (1972)
Richard T. Jones, Attore (1972)
Kate Moss, Top model inglese (1974)
Aaliyah, Cantante R & B (1979)
Yvonne Zima, Attrice (1989)

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Johannes Schöner, Astronomo (1547)
Higashiyama, Imperatore del Giappone (1710)
Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, Matematico (1834)
Léo Delibes, Compositore francese (1891)
Carole Lombard, Attrice (1942)
Arturo Toscanini, Direttore d'orchestra italiano (1957)
Ted Cassidy, Attore (1979)
Bernard Lee, Attore (1981)
Laurent-Désiré Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2001)
Kalevi Sorsa, Primo Ministro della Finlandia (2004)
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