Historical Events on January 21, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on January 21st This Day in History

Year Name
2018 Rocket Lab's Electron becomes the first rocket to reach orbit using an electric pump-fed engine and deploys three CubeSats.
2017 Over 400 cities across America and 160+ countries worldwide participate in a large-scale women's march, on Donald Trump's first full day as President of the United States.
2014 Rojava conflict: The Jazira Canton declares its autonomy from the Syrian Arab Republic.
2011 Anti-government demonstrations take place in Tirana, Albania. Four people lose their lives from gunshots, allegedly fired from armed police protecting the Prime Minister's office.
2009 Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip, officially ending a three-week war it had with Hamas. However, intermittent fire by both sides continues in the weeks to follow.
2005 In Belmopan, Belize, the unrest over the government's new taxes erupts into riots.
2004 NASA's MER-A (the Mars Rover Spirit) ceases communication with mission control. The problem lies in the management of its flash memory and is fixed remotely from Earth on February 6.
2003 A 7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes the Mexican state of Colima, killing 29 and leaving approximately 10,000 people homeless.
2000 Ecuador: After the Ecuadorian Congress is seized by indigenous organizations, Col. Lucio Gutiérrez, Carlos Solorzano and Antonio Vargas depose President Jamil Mahuad. Gutierrez is later replaced by Gen. Carlos Mendoza, who resigns and allows Vice-President Gustavo Noboa to succeed Mahuad.
1999 War on Drugs: In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 4,300 kilograms (9,500 lb) of cocaine on board.
1997 The U.S. House of Representatives votes 395–28 to reprimand Newt Gingrich for ethics violations, making him the first Speaker of the House to be so disciplined.
1985 Galaxy Airlines Flight 203 crashes near Reno–Tahoe International Airport in Reno, Nevada, killing 70 people.
1981 Production of the iconic DeLorean sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
1980 Iran Air Flight 291 crashes in the Alborz Mountains while on approach to Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran, Iran, killing 128 people.
1976 Commercial service of Concorde begins with the London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes.
1971 The current Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, begins transmitting UHF broadcasts.
1968 Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh: One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.
1968 A B-52 bomber crashes near Thule Air Base, contaminating the area after its nuclear payload ruptures. One of the four bombs remains unaccounted for after the cleanup operation is complete.
1963 The Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad ends operation.
1960 Little Joe 1B, a Mercury spacecraft, lifts off from Wallops Island, Virginia with Miss Sam, a female rhesus monkey on board.
1960 Avianca Flight 671 crashes at Montego Bay, Jamaica airport, killing 37 people.
1960 A coal mine collapses at Holly Country, South Africa, killing 435 miners.
1954 The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched in Groton, Connecticut by Mamie Eisenhower, the First Lady of the United States.
1951 The catastrophic eruption of Mount Lamington in Papua New Guinea claims 2,942 lives.
1950 American lawyer and government official Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury.
1948 The Flag of Quebec is adopted and flown for the first time over the National Assembly of Quebec. The day is marked annually as Québec Flag Day.
1943 As part of Operation Animals, British SOE saboteurs destroy the railway bridge over the Asopos River, and guerrillas of the Greek People's Liberation Army ambush and destroy a German convoy at the Battle of Sarantaporos.
1941 Sparked by the murder of a German officer in Bucharest, Romania the day before, members of the Iron Guard engaged in a rebellion and pogrom killing 125 Jews.
1932 Finland and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty.
1931 Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
1925 Albania declares itself a republic.
1919 A revolutionary Irish parliament is founded and declares the independence of the Irish Republic. One of the first engagements of the Irish War of Independence takes place.
1915 Kiwanis International is founded in Detroit.
1911 The first Monte Carlo Rally takes place.
1908 New York City passes the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public, only to have the measure vetoed by the mayor.
1893 The Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, is formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate, now Botswana.
1861 American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
1854 The RMS Tayleur sinks off Lambay Island on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to Australia with great loss of life.
1793 After being found guilty of treason by the French National Convention, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine.
1789 The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth by William Hill Brown, is printed in Boston.
1774 Abdul Hamid I becomes Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.
1749 The Teatro Filarmonico in Verona is destroyed by fire, as a result of a torch being left behind in the box of a nobleman after a performance. It is rebuilt in 1754.
1720 Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm.
1535 Following the Affair of the Placards, the French king leads an anti-Protestant procession through Paris.[3]
1525 The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is founded when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.
763 Following the Battle of Bakhamra between Alids and Abbasids near Kufa, the Alid rebellion ends with the death of Ibrahim, brother of Isa ibn Musa.
Famous People Born on January 21

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Year Name
1989 Kayla Banwarth, American indoor volleyball player
1962 Zoran Thaler, Slovenian politician
1955 Jeff Koons, American painter and sculptor
1784 Peter De Wint, English painter (d. 1849)
1938 Romano Fogli, Italian footballer
1976 Aivaras Abromavičius, Lithuanian-Ukrainian banker and politician; 15th Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development
1945 Pete Kircher, English drummer
1811 James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn, British statesman (d. 1885)
1931 Yoshiko Kuga, Japanese actress
1978 Hernán Rodrigo López, Uruguayan footballer
Famous People Deaths On January 21

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Date Name
1926 Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
1928 George Washington Goethals, American general and engineer (b. 1858)
1924 Vladimir Lenin, Russian lawyer and politician (b. 1870)
1919 Gojong of Korea (b. 1852)
1987 Charles Goodell, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1926)
496 Epiphanius of Pavia, Italian bishop and saint (b. 438)
1931 Felix Blumenfeld, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1863)
917 Erchanger, Duke of Swabia (b. 880)
420 Yazdegerd I, king of the Sassanid Empire
2009 Krista Kilvet, Estonian journalist, politician and diplomat (b. 1946)