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Calendar for January 16th, 2013

1547: Ivan the Terrible crowned as first Russian czar

Born 1874: Robert Service (poet)

Born 1909: Ethel Merman (singer & actress)

1920: Prohibition went into effect in the U.S.

Born 1928: William Kennedy (American writer)

Born 1934: Marilyn Horne (opera singer)

Died 1942: Carole Lombard (actress)

Born 1944: Ronnie Milsap (singer)

Born 1950: Debbie Allen (actress, dancer, & choreographer)

Born 1959: Sade (singer)

1961: US Department of State issues a ban on travel to Cuba

Born 1974: Kate Moss (supermodel)

1974: Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians became the first tribe in the U.S. to issue tribal license plates

Born 1979: Aaliyah (singer)

Died 1979: Ted Cassidy (actor)

Died 1994: Leland Stowe (journalist)

2004: 121.5-pound blue catfish caught, Lake Texoma, Texas

Died 2009: Andrew Wyeth (artist)

Died 2010: Carl Milton Smith (American country music singer)

Died 2013: Pauline Friedman Phillips, pen name Abigail Van Buren ("Dear Abby" advice columnist)

Died 2014: Russell Johnson (actor)

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