January 21st Events

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January 21st, 2008 (January 21 2008)EventBlack Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst result since 9/11, and Asian stocks drop as much as 15%.
January 21st, 2008 (January 21 2008)EventThe Eyak language in Alaska becomes extinct as its last native speaker dies.
January 21st, 2007 (January 21 2007)EventAwashima Marine Park in Japan catches a video tape of the rare frilled shark.
January 21st, 2005 (January 21 2005)EventIn Belmopan, Belize, the unrest over the government s new taxes erupts into riots.
January 21st, 2004 (January 21 2004)EventCanada: The residence of reporter Juliet O Neill is searched by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigating leaks concerning the deportation of Maher Arar.
January 21st, 2004 (January 21 2004)EventNASA s MER-A (the Mars Rover Spirit) ceases communication with mission control. The problem lies with Flash Memory management and is fixed remotely from Earth on February 6.
January 21st, 2002 (January 21 2002)EventThe Canadian Dollar sets all-time low against the US Dollar (US$0.6179).
January 21st, 1999 (January 21 1999)EventWar on Drugs: In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 4,300 kg (9,500 lb) of cocaine on board.
January 21st, 1997 (January 21 1997)EventNewt Gingrich becomes the first leader of the United States House of Representatives to be internally disciplined for ethical misconduct.
January 21st, 1985 (January 21 1985)EventBecause January 20 had fallen on a Sunday, Ronald Reagan s public inaugural ceremony (for his second term as President) was moved to Monday, January 21. Due to bad weather, the ceremony was held indoors in the United States Capital Rotunda.[1]Ronald Reagan Quotes
January 21st, 1977 (January 21 1977)EventPresident Jimmy Carter pardons nearly all American Vietnam War draft evaders, some of whom had emigrated to Canada.Jimmy Carter Quotes
January 21st, 1976 (January 21 1976)EventCommercial service of Concorde begins with London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes.
January 21st, 1972 (January 21 1972)EventTripura becomes a full-fledged state in India.
January 21st, 1969 (January 21 1969)EventAn experimental underground nuclear reactor at Lucens Vad, Switzerland, released radiation into a cavern, which was then sealed.
January 21st, 1968 (January 21 1968)EventVietnam War: Battle of Khe SanhOne of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.
January 21st, 1958 (January 21 1958)EventThe last Fokker C.X in military service, the Finnish Air Force FK-111 target tower, crashed, killing the pilot and winch-operator.
January 21st, 1954 (January 21 1954)EventThe first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, was launched in Groton, Connecticut by Mamie Eisenhower, then the First Lady of the United States.
January 21st, 1950 (January 21 1950)EventAlger Hiss is convicted of perjury.
January 21st, 1948 (January 21 1948)EventThe Flag of Quebec is adopted and flown for the first time, over the National Assembly of Quebec. The day is marked annually as Quebec Flag Day.
January 21st, 1941 (January 21 1941)EventWorld War II: Australian and British forces attack Tobruk, Libya.
January 21st, 1925 (January 21 1925)EventAlbania declares itself a republic.
January 21st, 1924 (January 21 1924)EventVladimir Lenin dies; a lengthy power struggle emerges between Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin begins, culminating to the latter s consolidation of power c. 1928.Vladimir Lenin Quotes
January 21st, 1921 (January 21 1921)EventThe Italian Communist Party was founded at Livorno.
January 21st, 1919 (January 21 1919)EventMeeting of the First Dail Eireann in the Mansion House Dublin, Sinn Fein adopts Ireland s first constitution. The first engagement of Irish War of Independence, Sologhead Beg, County Tipperary.
January 21st, 1915 (January 21 1915)EventKiwanis International was founded in Detroit, Michigan.
January 21st, 1911 (January 21 1911)EventThe first Monte Carlo Rally.
January 21st, 1908 (January 21 1908)EventNew York City passes the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public, only to have the measure vetoed by the mayor.
January 21st, 1899 (January 21 1899)EventOpel manufactured its first automobile.
January 21st, 1893 (January 21 1893)EventThe Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, was formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate which is now Botswana.
January 21st, 1887 (January 21 1887)EventBrisbane receives a daily rainfall of 465 millimetres (18.3 inches), a record for any Australian capital city.
January 21st, 1864 (January 21 1864)EventThe Tauranga Campaign starts during the Maori Wars.
January 21st, 1861 (January 21 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
January 21st, 1793 (January 21 1793)EventAfter being found guilty of treason by the French Convention, Louis XVI of France was executed by the guillotine.
January 21st, 1789 (January 21 1789)EventThe first American novel, The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, is printed in Boston, Massachusetts.
January 21st, 1749 (January 21 1749)EventThe Verona Philharmonic Theatre was destoyed by fire. It was rebuilt in 1754.
January 21st, 1720 (January 21 1720)EventSweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm.
January 21st, 1643 (January 21 1643)EventAbel Tasman was the first European to reach Tonga.
January 21st, 1525 (January 21 1525)EventThe Swiss Anabaptist Movement is born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz s mother in Zurich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.
January 21st, 1287 (January 21 1287)EventThe treaty of San Agayz is signedied in Minorca is conquered by King Alfons III of Aragon.
January 21st, 1189 (January 21 1189)EventPhilip II of France and Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade.

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