On this day: January 16

POSTED: 02:39 PM PST Jan 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 15, 2016 

"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 - Boy George
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2009: Singer Boy George, best known as the lead singer of the 1980s pop group Culture Club, is sentenced to 15 months in jail for falsely imprisoning a male escort. He would end up serving four months of the sentence before being released for good behavior.


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