TODAY IN HISTORY - January 16th:

1868 - Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit
1966 - Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center
1978 - 5th American Music Award: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & C Twitty
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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1935 - A J Foyt, Houston, auto race driver
1944 - Ronnie Milsap, Robbinsville NC, country singer

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1974 - Kate Moss, Addiscomb Surrey England, model

GOODBYE TO:

1906 - Marshall Field, founder of Marshall Field and Company (b. 1834)
1942 - Carole Lombard, American actress (To Be or Not to Be), dies of plane crash at 33
1979 - Ted Cassidy, actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46
2014 - Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, dies of kidney failure at 89
2014 - Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor, dies from heart and kidney failure at 82

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