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 - Jimmy the Greek
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1988: Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, whose real name was Dimetrios Georgios Synodinos, is fired by CBS, where he had been a regular on the pregame show "The NFL Today" since 1976, after commenting to a reporter in a Washington, D.C., restaurant that black athletes were naturally superior at least in part because they had been bred to produce stronger offspring during slavery. He's seen here (second from right), circa 1976, with "NFL Today" colleagues Brent Musburger, Phyllis George and Irv Cross.


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