Today is Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
1853 André Michelin, French industrialist, tire manufacturer
1909 Ethel Merman
1911 Dizzy Dean
1934 Marilyn Horne in Pennsylvania
1935 A.J. Foyt
1944 Ronnie Milsap
1948 John Carpenter
1950 Debbie Allen
1974 Kate Moss
National Hat Day
National Nothing Day
1883 Pendleton Act creates basis of federal civil service system
1887 Cliff House badly damaged when a cargo of gunpowder on the schooner "Parallel" explodes nearby.
1920 18th Amendment, prohibition, goes into effect; repealed in 1933
1969 Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
1973 USSR's Lunakhod begins radio-controlled exploration of moon
1979 Iranian revolution overthrows shah.
1988 Intel 80836SX uses 16-bit bus.
1991 US led air forces begin raids on Iraq in response to Iraq's August 1990 takeover of Kuwait.
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