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On this day: January 16

Published On: Jan 15 2013 05:39:04 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 16 2015 02:00:00 AM EST

"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.

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2014: Actor Russell Johnson, better known as "The Professor" on the hit TV series "Gilligan's Island," dies of kidney failure at age 89 in Bainbridge Island, Washington.


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