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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

This Day In History: January 16th



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This Day in History

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LEAD STORY
Prohibition takes effect,1919
AMERICAN REVOLUTION
British demonstrate naval supremacy in The Moonlight Battle1780
AUTOMOTIVE
Entertainer Bill Cosby's son murdered along CA interstate1997
CIVIL WAR
Crittenden Compromise is killed in Senate1861
COLD WAR
Soviets send troops into Azerbaijan1990
CRIME
The Moon Maniac1936
DISASTER
Avalanches bury buses in Kashmir1995
GENERAL INTEREST
Shah flees Iran1979
The Persian Gulf War begins1991
HOLLYWOOD
Carole Lombard killed in plane crash1942
LITERARY
Susan Sontag is born,1933
MUSIC
Benny Goodman brings jazz to Carnegie Hall1938
OLD WEST
Fremont appointed Governor of California,1847
PRESIDENTIAL
Bush waits for deadline in Iraq1991
SPORTS
Curt Flood files historic lawsuit against Major League Baseball1970
VIETNAM WAR
Johnson approves Oplan 34A1964
Agreement to open peace talks reached,1969
WORLD WAR I
Montenegro capitulates to Austro-Hungarian forces1916
WORLD WAR II
Hitler descends into his bunker1945

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