"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.
2003: The space shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107, which would be its final one. Columbia's seven-member crew was killed when the shuttle disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry. It was later determined that the accident was caused by a piece of foam that broke off during launch, damaging the thermal protection system components on the shuttle's left wing.
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