On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1919

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


USAProhibition is Ratified

The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, authorizing the prohibition of alcohol, is ratified by a majority of US states
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The Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which established prohibition
The Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which established prohibition

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Boucher, Kent Ohio, orchestra leader (Music on Ice)

Famous Deaths

  • Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, President of Brazil (b. 1848)
  • Jaroslav Jeremiáš, Czech pianist and composer, dies at 19