Daily Calendar for January 16th, 2020

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  • 27 B.C. Roman Senate granted Gaius Octavius title of Augustus

1540s

  • 1547: Ivan the Terrible crowned as first Russian czar

1870s

  • Born 1874: Robert Service (poet)

1900s

  • Born 1908: 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

  • Born 1979: Aaliyah (singer)

  • Died 1979: Ted Cassidy (actor)

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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