On this day: January 16

Published: Jan 15 2013 05:39:04 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 16 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

"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.

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

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