On this day: January 16

POSTED: 02:39 PM PST Jan 15, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 15, 2015 

"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 - Albert Pujols
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1980: Baseball player Albert Pujols, a three-time National League MVP and two-time World Series champion in 2006 and 2011 with the St. Louis Cardinals, is born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Pujols, who played for the Cardinals for 11 seasons before signing with the Los Angeles Angels following the 2011 season, is also a nine-time All-Star, won the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2001 and is the only player in major league history to bat at least .300 with 30 or more home runs and 100 or more RBIs in his first 10 seasons.


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