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January 16 is a uniquely diverse day, celebrated for various reasons worldwide. It's International Hot and Spicy Food Day, encouraging food adventurers to spice up their meals. In the US, it's National Religious Freedom Day, Prohibition Remembrance Day, and National Nothing Day. Plus, there's more to discover!

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Interesting Facts of January 16th

  1. 1. British explorer Ernest Shackleton's expedition found the geographic South Pole on January 16, 1909.
  2. 2. The Prohibition in the US, banning the sale of alcohol, began on January 16, 1919, with the ratification of the 18th Amendment.
  3. 3. Ivan the Terrible was crowned Czar of Russia on January 16, 1547. He was the first ruler of Russia to assume the title of 'czar.'