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Historical Events For January - 21

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

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

1977  On January - 21 u.S. Presient Jimmy Carter provides a presidential pardon to most Vietnam War draft dodgers.  

1977  John Vincent, composer, dies at 74 on January - 21.  

1978  Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks on January - 21.  

1979  On this day in history neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)  

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  On this day in history gold hits record $850 an ounce  

1980  Gold reaches intra-day historic high price of $870 in New York on January - 21.  

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1981  Bernhard Goetz is assaulted for first time on a New York subway train on January - 21.  

1981  On January - 21 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 January - 21.  

1983  Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid on January - 21.  

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

1984  On this day in history jackie Wilson, US singer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49  

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

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  Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals on this day in history.  

1985  Barbara Cowsill, rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema on January - 21.  

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  Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed on January - 21.  

1987  On this day in history archbishop's envoy Terry Waite disappears in Lebanon  

1987  BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to University of Mississippi on January - 21.  

1987  Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83 on January - 21.  

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

1988  On January - 21 abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies  

1989  A woman is assaulted & raped in the room of an Oklahoma football player on January - 21.  

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

1990  Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director on January - 21.  

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 January - 21.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1337  Charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80) was born on January - 21.  

1338  King Charles V of France (d. 1380) was born on January - 21.  

1571  On this day in history birth of john I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)  

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

1721  On January - 21 birth of james Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)  

1735  Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer was born on January - 21.  

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 January - 21.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0304  On this day in history death of saint Agnes (martyred) (b. 291)  

0879  On January - 21 boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies  

0917  Death of Erchanger, Duke of Swabia (c. 880) on January - 21.  

1118  On January - 21 paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies  

1519  Death of Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475) on January - 21.  

1527  Death of Juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489) on this day in history.  

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

1596  John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66 on January - 21.  

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