Video: 'Star Trek: Voyager Caretaker'
Video: 'Great Hanshin/Kobe Earthquake 1995 - CCTV Footage 1'
(Tuesday, January 17, 1995, at 05:46 JST, January 16 at 20:46 UTC) — More than 6,000 people were killed this morning when the Great Hanshin earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 devastated the city of Kobe, Japan. The earthquake caused approximately ten trillion yen ($100 billion) in damage, 2.5% of Japan’s GDP at the time. Continue reading Magnitude 7.3 earthquake near Kobe, Japan kills 6,434 people 20 years ago this hour (Jan 17 1995)
(Saturday, January 16, 1965) — “Love Potion No. 9” by The Searchers peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, January 16, 1965) — “The Jerk” by The Larks peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, January 16, 1965) — “Too Many Fish in the Sea” by The Marvelettes peaked at #25 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'The World At War: Pincers 5/5' (Jan. 16, 1945, at 0:35)
(Tuesday, January 16, 1945; during the Battle of the Bulge on the Western Front of World War II) — The 11th Armored Division, which was a part of the Third US Army, joined forces with the 2nd Armored Division and the 84th Infantry Division of the First Army today at Houffalize, Belgium, about 20 miles east northeast of St. Hubert.
Video: '"Ma" Barker Gang Hideout' (Jan. 16, 1935, at 1:49)
(Wednesday, January 16, 1935, around 11:00 a.m. EST) — Fugitive gangster Fred Barker and his mother, Kate “Ma” Barker, were killed in an intense, hours-long shootout with the FBI today at Lake Weir, Florida.
Video: 'Special Field Order # 15' (Jan. 16, 1865, at 3:41)
(Monday, January 16, 1865; during the American Civil War) — Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman issued Special Field Order No. 15, which decreed that 400,000 acres of land in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida would be confiscated, divided into 40-acre lots and given to former slaves.
The order, which was later revoked by President Andrew Johnson, is believed to have inspired the expression, “Forty acres and a mule.”