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January 16th Trivia

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January 16th In Pop Culture History

1362 - St. Marcellus Flood or Grote Mandrenke (Great Drowning of Men), Netherlands

1547 - Ivan the Terrible crowned himself 1st Tsar of Moscow.

1581 - The English Parliament outlawed Roman Catholicism.

1605 - The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes was published in Madrid, Spain.

1776 - The U.S. Continental Congress approved the enlistment of free men for the rebellion.

1894 - Theodore Witte of Chilliwhack, British Columbia, was issued a U.S. patent (#512930) for a "Puttying-Tool" (the first caulking gun)

1920 - The 18th Amendment, Prohibition began, and alcoholic beverages were made illegal in the United States. (Effective one year later)

1920 - The League of Nations held its first council meeting in Paris, France.

1936 - The first photo finish camera was installed at a US racetrack, at Hialeah, Florida.

1939 - The Superman newspaper comic strip debuted.

1941 - War Department forms 1st Army Air Corps squadron, The Tuskegee Airmen, for black cadets.

1964 - Hello, Dolly!, starring Carol Channing, opened on Broadway.

1976 - The Donny and Marie musical variety show premiered on ABC.

1984 - Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested in Barbados for possession of marijuana.

1988 - #1 Hit January 16, 1988 - January 22, 1988: George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You

1991 - All major television networks were pre-empted with Gulf War coverage right after evening news broadcasts.

1995 - Hercules: The Legendary Journeys which starred Kevin Sorbo and Michael Hurst premiered.

1998 - Star Kid, Fallen, Hard Rain, Half Baked and Pretty Village, Pretty Flame were released in theaters.

1999 - #1 Hit January 16, 1999 - January 29, 1999: Brandy - Have You Ever

2004 - Along Came Polly debuted in theaters.

2009 - Paul Blart: Mall Cop debuted in theaters.

January 16th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Johnston Forbes-Robertson (1853)
Frank Bacon (1864)
Edward G Craig (1872)
Harry Carey (1878)
John Hamilton (1887)
Llyod Bacon (1890)
Irving Rapper (1898, d.1999)
Frank Zamboni (1901. d.1988)
Diana Winyard (1906)
Alexander Knox (1907)
Ethel Merman (1908, d.1984)
Roger Wagner (1914, d.1992)
Buddy Lester (1917)
Carl Karcher (1917, d.2008)
Stirling Silliphant (1918)
Elliot Reid (1920, d.2013)
Ernesto Bornino (1922, d.2008)
Roy Lanham (1923)
Gene Feist (1923)
Katy Jurado (1924)
Diane Fossey (1932)
Jim Berry (1932)
Susan Sontag (1933)
Marilyn Horne (1934)
A.J. Foyt (1935)
Michael White (1936)
Bob Bogle (1937)
Conny Vandenbos (1937)
Lorraine Bayley (1937)
Michael Pataki (1938)
Jo Soares (1938)
Richard Bohringer (1941)
Barbara Lynn (1942)
Bill Francis (1942)
Jim Stafford (1944)
Ronnie Milsap (1944)
Kabir Bedi (1945)
Juliet Berto (1947)
John Carpenter (1948)
Caroline Munro (1949)
Debbie Allen (1950)
Richard Thompson (1951)
Jennifer Dale (1956)
Sade (1959)
Paul Raven (1961)
Jill Sobule (1961)
Jan Koster (1962)
Paul Webb (1962)
Denis O'Hare (1962)
Maxine Jones (1962)
James May (1963)
David Chokachi (1968)
Garth Ennis (1970)
Josh Evans (1971)
Dameon Clarke (1972)
Richard T Jones (1972)
Greg Page (1972)
Josie Davis (1973)
Kate Moss (1974)
Gillian Iliana Waters (1975)
Aaliyah (1979, d.2001)
Rashawn Ross (1979)
Lin Manuel Miranda (1980)
Michelle Wild (1980)
Nick Valensi (1981)
Samuel Preston (1982)
Jared Slingerland (1984)
Ash Christian (1985)
Renee Felice Smith (1985)
Mason Gamble (1986)
Lauren McAvoy (1987)
Yvonne Zima (1989)

Light travels faster than sound.

This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

 



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