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Historical Events Happened In January - 21

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

1977  President Carter pardoned American Vietnam War-era draft evaders and ordered a case-by-case study of deserters on January - 21.  

1977  On January - 21 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 January - 21.  

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 January - 21.  

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

1979  Price of gold increases to record $875 troy ounce on this day in history.  

1980  On January - 21 canada expels three diplomats from the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa for spying; caught buying secret information from an American citizen in Ottawa.  

1980  Gold hits record $850 an ounce on January - 21.  

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

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

1981  Allyn Joslyn, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79 on January - 21.  

1983  Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history 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  

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

1984  US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton on this day in history.  

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 January - 21.  

1985  Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java on January - 21.  

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 this day in history.  

1986  100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38F (3C), Indiana on January - 21.  

1986  Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA on January - 21.  

1986  Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed on this day in history.  

1987  On January - 21 archbishop's envoy Terry Waite disappears in Lebanon  

1987  BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to University of Mississippi on this day in history.  

1987  On January - 21 pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83  

1988  US accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children on this day in history.  

1988  Abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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.  

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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 this day in history.  

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 January - 21 birth of adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect  

1721  James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794) was born on January - 21.  

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

1743  John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton) was born on this day in history.  

1746  On January - 21 birth of johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS]  

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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  On January - 21 death of erchanger, Duke of Swabia (c. 880)  

1118  Paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies on January - 21.  

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

1527  On January - 21 death of juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489)  

1546  On this day in history death of azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491)  

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

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