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JANUARY 16

1937 Robert Lipsyte (New York City-born Sports Journalist, Children's Author) Robert Lipsyte Young-adult Authors Journalism Sports
Sports Figures
1870 Willie Simms (Georgia-born African-American Jockey; Member of the Horse Racing Hall of Fame)) Georgia Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Churchill Downs Horse Racing Hall of Fame African American Registry
1911 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean (Arkansas-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Arkansas Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1935 A.J. Foyt (Texas-born Race Car Driver) Texas Sports Figures Automobile Racing
1980 Albert Pujols (Dominican Major League Baseball Player) Dominican Republic Sports Figures Baseball Hispanic Sports Figures St. Louis Cardinals
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1997 Ennis Cosby (Son of Comedian Bill Cosby; Murdered in California) California Bill Cosby Gun Control Crime
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1219 Northern Netherlands Floods - Thousands Die Netherlands Floods Death University of Amsterdam
1920 Prohibition Begins as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Takes Effect Nebraska The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Illegal Drugs New York Times
1959 West Virginia Hotel Refuses Service to African American Players: Elgin Baylor Boycotts Game West Virginia Racism African-American Sports Figures NBA West Virginia State Archives
1969 University of Washington Joins the National Grape Boycott Washington Foods  and Nutrition United Farm Workers University of Washington History Link
1970 Curt Flood Files Lawsuit Challenging Baseball's Reserve Clause Baseball Labor Constitutional Law and Legal Resources Historic Firsts New York Times
1974 Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Whitey Ford Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1979 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 200+ in Iran Iran Earthquakes Death USGS
1980 Fire Destroys the Original Legal Sea Foods Fish Market and Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts Cambridge, Massachusetts Foods and Nutrition Fire Safety Official Website Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1997 Bill Cosby's Only Son, Ennis, Is Shot to Death While Changing Flat Tire in Los Angeles Los Angeles Bill Cosby Gun Control Death CNN

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