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.
2011 Anti government demonstrations take place in Tirana, Albania. Five people lose their lives from gunshots, allegedly fired from armed police protecting the Prime Minister's office. To date, no one has been held accountable for the deaths.
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 of the 71 people on board.
1981 Production of the iconic DeLorean sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
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.
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 and burns upon landing at Montego Bay, Jamaica killing 37. It is the worst air disaster in Jamaica's history and the first for Avianca.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.
1749 The Teatro Filarmonico in Verona is destroyed by fire. It is rebuilt in 1754.
1720 Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm.
1535 Following the Affair of the Placards, French Protestants are burned at the stake in front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris
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 The Battle of Bakhamra between Alids and Abbasids near Kufa ends in a decisive Abbasid victory.
Famous People Born on January 21

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Year Name
1984 Amy Hastings, American track and fielder
1896 Paula Hitler, younger sister of Adolf Hitler (d. 1960)
1981 Shawn Redhage, American-Australian basketball player
1977 Kirsten Klose, German hammer thrower
1927 Rudolf Kraus, German footballer (d. 2003)
1976 Lars Eidinger, German actor
1988 Pieter Timmers, Belgian swimmer
1986 ÿscar Vílchez, Peruvian footballer
1996 Marco Asensio, Spanish footballer
1867 Ludwig Thoma, German paramedic and author (d. 1921)
Famous People Deaths On January 21

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Date Name
1731 Ignjat ĐurĿeviĿ, Croatian poet and translator (b. 1675)
496 Epiphanius of Pavia, Italian bishop and saint (b. 438)
1933 George Moore, Irish author, poet, and critic (b. 1852)
1959 Frances Gertrude McGill, pioneering Canadian forensic pathologist (b. 1882)
2009 Krista Kilvet, Estonian journalist, politician and diplomat (b. 1946)
2019 Kaye Ballard, American actress (b. 1925)
1814 Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, French botanist and author (b. 1737)
1919 Ahmed Muhtar Pasha, Ottoman general and politician, 277th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1839)
1945 Rash Behari Bose, Indian soldier and engineer (b. 1886)
1989 Carl Furillo, American baseball player (b. 1922)