THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Saturday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2016. There are 350 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1920: Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution took effect, one year to the day after its ratification. ( It was later repealed by the 21st Amendment.)
IN THE WORLD
1991: Operation Desert Storm, to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait, began.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Author William Kennedy is 88. Authoreditor Norman Podhoretz is 86. Opera singer Marilyn Horne is 82. Hall of Fame auto racer A. J. Foyt is 81. Country singer Ronnie Milsap is 73. Talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger is 69. Movie director John Carpenter is 68. Actress- dancer- choreographer Debbie Allen is 66. Singer Sade is 57. Model Kate Moss is 42. NFL quarterback Joe Flacco is 31. Actress Yvonne Zima is 27.