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Historical Events Happened In January - 21

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

1977  President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders on this day in history.  

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

1977  On January - 21 john Vincent, composer, dies at 74  

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 January - 21.  

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 January - 21.  

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

1981  On January - 21 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  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 this day in history.  

1984  US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton on January - 21.  

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

1985  -19F (-28C), Caesar's Head SC (state record) on January - 21.  

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

1985  Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java on this day in history.  

1985  Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals on this day in history.  

1985  On January - 21 barbara Cowsill, rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema  

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

1986  On January - 21 allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA  

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

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

1987  On January - 21 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 January - 21 uS accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children  

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

1989  On this day in history a woman is assaulted & raped in the room of an Oklahoma football player  

1989  In St John's Newfoundland Tory Brian Peckford resigns after 10 years as Newfoundland Premier; replaced by Clyde Wells after election on January - 21.  

1990  Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director on this day in history.  

1990  On January - 21 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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1337  Charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80) was born on January - 21.  

1338  On January - 21 birth of king Charles V of France (d. 1380)  

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

1659  Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect was born on this day in history.  

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  On January - 21 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.  

Famous Deaths In January - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0304  Death of Saint Agnes (martyred) (b. 291) on January - 21.  

0879  Boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies on this day in history.  

0917  On January - 21 death of erchanger, Duke of Swabia (c. 880)  

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

1519  On January - 21 death of vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475)  

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 January - 21.  

1596  On January - 21 john Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66  


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