On this day: January 16

Published On: Jan 15 2013 04:39:04 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 16 2016 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 - Carole Lombard
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1942: Film star Carole Lombard, her mother Elizabeth Knight, and her MGM press agent Otto Winkler are among 22 killed when TWA Flight 3 crashes into Potosi Mountain southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, 15 minutes after takeoff. Lombard, 33 and married to fellow film star Clark Gable, was returning from a World War II bond rally in her home state of Indiana when the crash occurred. She was best known as the star of movies such as "Twentieth Century," "My Man Godfrey," "Nothing Sacred" and "To Be or Not to Be."

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