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Historical Events Happened In January - 21

Sunday, 31 August 2014

1977  President Carter pardoned American Vietnam War-era draft evaders and ordered a case-by-case study of deserters on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history president Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders  

1977  U.S. Presient Jimmy Carter provides a presidential pardon to most Vietnam War draft dodgers on this day in history.  

1977  John Vincent, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1978  Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks on this day in history.  

1979  Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer) on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history price of gold increases to record $875 troy ounce  

1980  Canada expels three diplomats from the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa for spying; caught buying secret information from an American citizen in Ottawa on this day in history.  

1980  Gold hits record $850 an ounce on this day in history.  

1980  On this day in history gold reaches intra-day historic high price of $870 in New York.  

1981  Bernhard Goetz is assaulted for first time on a New York subway train on this day in history.  

1981  On this day in history allyn Joslyn, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79  

1983  On this day in history bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht  

1983  In Regina Saskatchewan Joanne Wilson found murdered in her garage; ex-wife of politician Colin Thatcher, son of ex-Premier Ross Thatcher, who will be found guilty of first-degree murder on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid  

1984  On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton  

1984  Jackie Wilson, US singer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1985  -19F (-28C), Caesar's Head SC (state record) on this day in history.  

1985  -34F (-37C), Mt Mitchell NC (state record) on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java  

1985  On this day in history dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals  

1985  On this day in history barbara Cowsill, rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema  

1986  100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38F (3C), Indiana on this day in history.  

1986  Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA on this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed  

1987  Archbishop's envoy Terry Waite disappears in Lebanon on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history bB King donates his 7,000 record collection to University of Mississippi  

1987  Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history uS accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children  

1988  On this day in history abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies  

1989  A woman is assaulted & raped in the room of an Oklahoma football player on this day in history.  

1989  In St John's Newfoundland Tory Brian Peckford resigns after 10 years as Newfoundland Premier; replaced by Clyde Wells after election on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director  

1990  Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry said he would seek help but did not publicly concede he had used illegal drugs. He left the next day for a treatment program in Florida on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1337  On this day in history birth of charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80)  

1338  On this day in history birth of king Charles V of France (d. 1380)  

1571  John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam) was born on this day in history.  

1659  On this day in history birth of adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect  

1721  On this day in history birth of james Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)  

1735  On this day in history birth of johann Gottfried Eckard, composer  

1743  On this day in history birth of john Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton)  

1746  Johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS] was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0304  Death of Saint Agnes (martyred) (b. 291) on this day in history.  

0879  On this day in history boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies  

0917  On this day in history death of erchanger, Duke of Swabia (c. 880)  

1118  On this day in history paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies  

1519  On this day in history death of vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475)  

1527  On this day in history death of juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489)  

1546  Death of Azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491) on this day in history.  

1596  On this day in history john Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66