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On this day: January 16

POSTED: 5:39 PM Jan 15 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jan 16 2014

"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 - Augustus
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27 B.C.: Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.

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