January 21st - Basic Facts:
- January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 344 days remaining until the end of the year (345 in leap years).
- The preceding day is January 20.
- Next day is January 22.
January 21st Deaths (Here)
January 21st Events:
1189 – Philip II of France & Richard I of England start to build troops for the Third Crusade.
1287 – Treaty of San Agayz is signed - Minorca conquered by King Alfons III of Aragon.
1525 – The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is founded.
1643 – Abel Tasman - 1st European to reach Tonga.
1720 – Treaty of Stockholm signed by Sweden & Prussia.
1749 – Verona Philharmonic Theatre is destroyed by fire.
1789 – The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth - 1st American novel, is printed in Boston, Massachusetts.
1793 – Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine after found guilty of treason by the French Convention.
1861 – American Civil War - Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
1864 – Tauranga Campaign - begins during the Maori Wars.
1899 – Opel manufactures its first automobile.
1908 – New York City passes the Sullivan Ordinance - making it illegal for women to smoke in public.
1911 – First Monte Carlo Rally takes place.
1915 – Kiwanis International is founded in Detroit, Michigan.
1919 – Meeting of the First Dáil Éireann in the Mansion House Dublin.
1921 – Italian Communist Party is founded at Livorno.
1925 – Albania declares itself a republic.
1948 – Flag of Quebec is adopted & flown for the first time over the National Assembly of Quebec.
1950 – Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury.
1954 – USS Nautilus, first nuclear-powered submarine, is launched in Groton, Connecticut.
1960 – Little Joe 1B, a Mercury spacecraft, lifts off from Wallops Island, Virginia - inside was a rhesus monkey named Miss Sam.
1968 – Battle of Khe Sanh (Vietnam War) begins.
1968 – A B-52 bomber crashes near Thule Air Base, contaminating the area from its nuclear payload.
1976 – Concorde commercial service begins with the London-Bahrain & Paris-Rio routes.
1977 – President Jimmy Carter pardons nearly all American Vietnam War draft evaders.
1981 – Tehran releases American hostages after 444 days.
1997 – Newt Gingrich (leader of the United States House of Representatives) internally disciplined for ethical misconduct.
2002 – Canadian Dollar sets all-time low against the US Dollar - US$0.6179.
2005 – Belmopan, Belize - unrest over the government's new taxes erupts into riots.
2008 – Black Monday in worldwide stock markets - FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall.
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