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On this day: January 16

POSTED: 02:39 PM PST Jan 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 15, 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 - League of Nations
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UNOG Library, League of Nations Archives

1920: The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris, France, six days after the Versailles Treaty came into force. In November, the headquarters of the League was moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where the first General Assembly was held on Nov. 15, 1920.

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