On This Day: January 16th
This is 16th day of the year and 350 days remain in the year.
The U.S. Civil Service Commission established.
Operation Desert Storm was announced by the White House.
The El Salvador government signed a peace treaty with guerrilla forces, formally ending 12 years of civil war.
Space shuttle Columbia blasted off on what would be its final mission. The craft broke up on its descent on Feb. 1, killing all on board.
January 16 BirthdaysFulgencio Batista1901–1973, Cuban President.
A.J. Foytauto racer
Dizzy Deanbaseball player
Robert W. Servicewriter
Susan Sontagwriter and critic