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Today in history: Jan. 16
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Today in history: Jan. 16

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Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect, one year to the day after its ratification, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Harry Belafonte, Javier Bardem, Justin Bieber, Kesha, Lupita Nyong’…

In 1954, four Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the spectators’ gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, wounding five members o…

The movie version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music,” starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, had its world p…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Martin, Daniel Craig, Jon Bon Jovi, Nath…

“The Star-Spangled Banner” became the national anthem of the United States as President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional resolution, and …

In 2013, Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign, ending an eight-year pontificate, and more events that happened on this da…

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