Today in History. January 16th

1953 The first corvette was presented at a car show that took place at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The body of these sports cars were made from fiberglass, giving this car a unique look.

1953 Corvette roadster

1958 A grasshopper plague causes serious damage across the state of Colorado and Neighboring states. This particular plague damaged farmer’s crops, annoyed tourists, and cost millions of dollars.

1979 The Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, the leader of Iran since 1941, is forced to flee the country when his army mutiny and violent demonstrations in the streets against his rule .

1991 After midnight of this date, war was to be declared in the Persian Gulf if Iraq did not pull out of Kuwait. Iraq did not pull out voluntarily, therefore the Pentagon begun acting on an offensive attack on the Iraqi army. By evening of this day, Operation Desert Storm had begun.

2009 Bank Of America received $20 billion in US government aid and $118 billion worth of guarantees against bad assets.

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