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Today in History
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Events:
1809 - There were attempted risings against Napoleon in Germany  - Google It
1920 - The United States began its prohibiton era, banning the sale of alcohol  - Google It
1929 - 'The Listener' magazine was published for the first time  - Google It
1969 - The Soviets carried out the first manual docking of a spacecraft in orbit  - Google It
1979 - The ruler of Iran, the Shah, left his country  - Google It
1991 - Operation 'Desert Storm' began against Iraq, for its invasion of Kuwait  - Google It
1994 - Syria declared its commitment to peace with Israel  - Google It

Birthdays:
1853 - Andre Michelin, French tyremaker  - Google It
1906 - Diana Wynyard, British actress  - Google It
1909 - Ethel Merman, American singer and actress  - Google It
1948 - Cliff Thorburn, Snooker player  - Google It
1956 - Mel Gibson, Australian film actor  - Google It
1959 - Sade, Soul singer  - Google It

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