On this day: January 16

Published On: Jan 15 2013 04:39:04 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 16 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

"Don Quixote" is first published, Prohibition is ratified and goes into effect, Hitler moves underground, and the space shuttle Columbia takes off for the last time, all on this day.

OTD January 16 - Don Quixote
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1605: The first volume of "El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha" ("The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha") by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid, Spain. The second, and final, volume of the novel would be published a decade later in 1615.

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