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It happened on a… January 16

2020

Impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump begins in the Senate.

2016

First ever flower grown in space – a zinnia aboard the International Space Station using NASA Veggie system.

2011

French politician Marine Le Pen becomes the leader of the National Front Party.

2006

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

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.

1962

Shooting begins on “Dr No” the first James Bond film.

1957

Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles’ 1st appearance.

1919

The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, authorizing the prohibition of alcohol, is ratified by a majority of US states.

1793

French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution.

1605

The first edition of “El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha” (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.

1547

Ivan the Terrible was crowned Czar of Russia.

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