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Today in History: Born on January 16

1749

Vittorio Alfieri, Italian tragic poet (Cleopatra, Parigi shastigliata).

1757

Samuel McIntire, architect of Salem, Massachusetts.

1821

John C. Breckinridge, 14th U.S. Vice President, Confederate Secretary of War.

1909

Ethel Merman, U.S. singer and actress, the "Queen of Broadway."

1933

Susan Sontag, American essayist and novelist (The Style of Radical Will, Illness as a Metaphor).