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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 - John Carpenter
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1948: Film director John Carpenter, best known for movies such as "Halloween," "Escape from New York," "The Thing," "Starman," "Big Trouble in Little China" and "They Live," is born in Carthage, N.Y.

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