On this day: January 16

POSTED: 5:39 PM Jan 15 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jan 16 2015

"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.

OTD January 16 - Russell Johnson
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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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