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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 - George Dewey
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1917: George Dewey, the only person in the history of the United States to have attained the rank of Admiral of the Navy, the most senior rank in the U.S. Navy, dies at the age of 79 in Washington, D.C. He is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.

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