THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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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.

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