Historical Events In January - 21
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
1991 On this day in history cBS News correspondent Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf
1991 Iraq announced that it would use hostages as human shields against allied warplanes on January - 21.
1992 The Supreme Court of Canada starts review of David Milgaard murder conviction in the death of Saskatoon nursing aide Gail Miller; he will be freed April 16th, after 22 years in jail, when the Court finds a miscarriage of justice on January - 21.
1993 On this day in history it was announced that Hillary Clinton would work out of a White House office near the Oval Office, an unprecedented move in first lady history.
1993 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder on this day in history.
1994 On this day in history dow Jones passes 3900 (record 3,914.20)
1994 Lorena Bobbitt found temporarily insane for chopping off spouse's penis on this day in history.
1994 On January - 21 lorena Bobbitt was found innocent by reason of insanity in the June 1993 attack on her husband, John. She had cut off his penis while he slept. The organ was surgically reattached.
1995 On January - 21 52th Golden Globes Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, Jessica Lange, Brad Pitt
1995 On January - 21 calgary Police charge Dorothy Joudrie with attempted murder after the shooting of her estranged husband, oil executive Earl Joudrie, at her home in Calgary
1996 53th Golden Globes Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta on this day in history.
1996 Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament on January - 21.
1996 US male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo on this day in history.
1997 On this day in history at least a dozen people are reported dead after a pair of earthquakes in China's westernmost province. The quakes in the Xinjiang region heavily damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes. The first quake had a magnitude of 6.4, the second a magnitude of 6.3.
1997 In the face of continuing reports of legally dubious fund-raising practices, the Democratic National Committee announced it would no longer take donations from foreign nationals or from U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies on this day in history.
1997 Newt Gingrich is fined and reprimanded as the U.S. House of Representatives votes for first time in history to discipline the Speaker of the House for ethical misconduct on January - 21.
1997 The full House voted 395-28 to reprimand Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., for violating House rules and misleading congressional investigators looking into his possible misuse of tax-exempt donations for political purposes on January - 21.
1998 On this day in history pope John Paul II arrived in Havana for his first-ever visit to Cuba.
1998 Pope John Paul II visits Cuba on this day in history.
1998 U.S. President Bill Clinton denies reports of an affair with former intern Monica Lewinsky and that he influenced her to lie about it on this day in history.
1999 On this day in history raul Salinas de Gortari, brother of a former Mexican president, is convicted of arranging the murder of a political rival and sentenced to 50 years in prison.
1999 The brother of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari was convicted of masterminding the 1994 shooting death of a ruling party official on this day in history.
2003 On this day in history lee Boyd Malvo, 17, was indicted by a grand jury on murder charges stemming from the Washington area sniper attacks.
2003 On January - 21 the U.S. Census Bureau says Hispanics have moved past African-Americans as the largest minority group in the United States.
2004 A U.S. scientist who had toured North Korea nuclear facilities told Congress there was evidence they could produce enriched plutonium on this day in history.
2004 China ushered in the year of the monkey, a positive sign in Chinese astrology for business and growth on this day in history.
2005 In Belize's capital city Belmopan, the unrest over the government's new taxes erupts into riots on this day in history.
2007 On this day in history yokozuna Asashoryu won the Emperor's Cup at the New Year's Grand Sumo Tournament (Hatsu Basho) in Tokyo, Japan.
2013 On January - 21 30 people are killed in a car bombing in Salamiyeh, Syria
2017 More than 2 million people protest worldwide in the 'Women's March' against Donald Trump , with 500,000 marching in Washington D.C on this day in history.
2017 On January - 21 millions of people worldwide join the Women's March in response to the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. 420 marches were reported in the U.S. and 168 in other countries, becoming the largest single-day protest in American history and the largest worldwide protest in recent history.
2018 On January - 21 nFC Championship, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles beat Minnesota Vikings, 38-7
2018 Gambian Dictator Yahya Jammeh finally concedes office and leaves Gambia 2 months after losing the presidential election on this day in history.
2018 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-20 on this day in history.