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January 16

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000 Actress Lesley Ann Warren marries advertising executive Ron Taft.
 
1992 Representatives of the El Salvadoran government and rebels sign a pact in Mexico City, ending 12 years of civil war.
 
1990 The Soviet Union sends 11,000 reinforcements to the Caucasus to end the civil war between Armenians and Azerbaijanis.
 
1991 The White House announces the start of Desert Storm to drive Iraqi troops from Kuwait.
 
1989 Three days of riots begin in Miami after a police officer shoots and kills a black motorcyclist, which also claims the life of the passenger in the ensuing crash.
 
1967 Alan S. Boyd is sworn in as the first US Secretary of Transportation.
 
1964 The musical Hello, Dolly! opens on Broadway.
 
1957 The Cavern Club, a hangout for music lovers, opens its doors in Liverpool, England. This club would be the springboard that launched The Beatles to stardom a few years later.
 


1944
Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953 - 1961: (The American Presidents Series)
In London, general Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes commander of the Allied Invasion Force, during WWII.
(photo credit: Times Books)


 
1942 Actress Carole Lombard, and twenty other people, die in a plane crash near Las Vegas.
 
1920 The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution takes effect, banning the sale of beer and distilled spirits.
 
1919 Missouri, Nebraska, and Wyoming ratify the Prohibition Amendment, adding it to the Constitution.
 
1883 The US Civil Service Commission is established.
 
1876 Edmund H. Sears, author of It Came Upon A midnight Clear, dies.
 
1815 Brazil is decreed a kingdom, independent from Portugal.
 
1547   Ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia.
 

Born today:

1989  Yvonne Zima - actress

1979  Aaliyah - R&B singer

1974  Kate Moss - supermodel

1968  David Chokachi - actor

1966  Maxine Jones - R&B singer (En Vogue)

1962  Paul Webb - rock musician (Talk Talk)

1959  Sade - singer

1950  Debbie Allen - actress, dancer, choreographer

1948  John Carpenter - movie director

1946  Ronnie Milsap - country singer, musician

1944  Jim Stafford - country singer

1942  Bill Francis - keyboardist, singer (Dr. Hook)

1942  Barbara Lynn - singer

1935  A.J. Foyt - auto racer, team owner

1934  Marilyn Horne - opera singer

1929  G.T. Hogan - jazz drummer

1928  William Kennedy - author

1927  Katy Jurado - actress

1911  Dizzy Dean - pitcher, radio announcer (St. Louis Cardinals)

1909  Ethel Merman - singer, actress

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Capricorn   Capricorn    

(The Sea-Goat)

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