Next CLBR Wed 1/16: Day in History

27 BC

Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.

1909

Ernest Shackleford reaches South Pole.

1919

Prohibition ratified.

1945

Hitler moves to Berlin bunker.

1969

Soyuz conducts first ever docking oof manned spacecraft in orbit, the first-ever transfer of crew from one space vehicle to another, and the only time such a transfer was accomplished with a space walk.

1970

Col. Muammar Gaddafi takes direct control of Libya four months after a bloodless coup that brought an end to the monarchy under King Idris.

1979

Shah of Iran flees Iran.

1991

Beginning of first Gulf War.

1992

El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City, Mexico ending the 12-yearSalvadoran Civil War that claimed at least 75,000.

2003

The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.

2005

Romanian university lecturer and novelist Adriana Iliescu gives birth at 66 to her daughter Eliza, breaking the record for the oldest birth mother in the world.

2006

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia’s new president. She becomes Africa’s first female elected head of state

Birthdays

Historic

Aaliyah – Singer

Dian Fossey – Zoologist and Activist

Ethel Merman – Singer

78

AJ Foyt – 4 Time Indy 500 Winner

65

John Carpenter – Director

63

Debbie Allen – Dancer, Actress

54

Sade – Singer

44

Roy Jones, Jr. – Boxer

39

Kate Moss – Supermodel

33

Albert Puljos – Angels Slugger

28

Joe Flacco – Baltimore Ravens Quarterback

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