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Historical Events Happened In January - 21

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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

1977  On this day in history john Vincent, composer, dies at 74  

1978  On this day in history bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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  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  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  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  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 this day in history.  

1735  Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1746  On this day in history birth of johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS]  

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 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  Paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies on this day in history.  

1519  Death of Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475) on this day in history.  

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