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 - Pauline Phillips
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2013: Advice columnist and radio show host Pauline Phillips, also known as Abigail Van Buren or "Dear Abby," dies at age 94 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after years of suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The twin sister of fellow advice columnist Ann Landers, whose real name was Eppie Lederer, she began the "Dear Abby" column in 1956. During her decades of writing the column, it became the most widely syndicated newspaper column in the world.


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