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Calendar for January 16th, 2014

1540s

  • 1547: Ivan the Terrible crowned as first Russian czar

  • 1870s

  • Born 1874: Robert Service (poet)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1909: Ethel Merman (singer & actress)

  • 1920s

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

  • Born 1928: William Kennedy (American writer)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1934: Marilyn Horne (opera singer)

  • 1940s

  • Died 1942: Carole Lombard (actress)

  • Born 1944: Ronnie Milsap (singer)

  • 1950s

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

  • Born 1959: Sade (singer)

  • 1960s

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

  • 1970s

  • 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

  • Died 1979: Ted Cassidy (actor)

  • Born 1979: Aaliyah (singer)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1994: Leland Stowe (journalist)

  • 2000s

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

  • Died 2009: Andrew Wyeth (artist)

  • 2010s

  • 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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