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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Israel completes its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.{{cite news | url = //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7841902.stm | accessdate = July 7, 2009 | work=BBC News | title=Last Israeli troops 'leave Gaza' | date=January 21, 2009}} Intermittent air strikes by both sides of the preceding war continue in the weeks to follow.//www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1067516.html At least six Gaza rockets hit southern Israel ndash Haaretz ndash Israel News. Haaretz. Retrieved on 2009-07-07.//fr.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFullcid=1235410720483 Kassam rocket strikes Eshkol Region|Israel|Jerusalem Post. Jpost.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-07.{{cite news|title='Five rockets' fired into Israel|publisher=BBC|date=February 28, 2009|url=//news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7916555.stm|accessdate=February 28, 2009| archiveurl= //web.archive.org/web/20090228235142///news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7916555.stm| archivedate= 28 February 2009 !DASHBot| deadurl= no}}

Monday, January 21, 2008

Former Liberian warlord Joshua Milton Blahyi confesses that he is responsible for at least 20,000 deaths during the First Liberian Civil War. //edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/01/21/liberia.general.ap/index.html (CNN)
North American Markets: U.S. markets are closed for Martin Luther King Day. Stock futures are down, with March contracts on the Dow Jones Industrial Average trading 482 points lower to 11,624. SP 500 futures are also down 55 points to 1,270.10 and Nasdaq 100 futures are down 72.25 points to 1,777.25. The Toronto Stock Exchange loses over 500 points during morning trading at 12,233. //www.marketwatch.com/news/story/stock-futures-pointing-sharp-losses/story.aspx?guid=%7B9A894790%2D5D69%2D48C6%2D8303%2D18EE41CA5D1C%7D (MarketWatch) //www.cbc.ca/money/story/2008/01/21/worldstocklosses.html (CBC)
Stock markets around the world plunge amid growing fears of a U.S. recession, fueled by the 2007 subprime mortgage financial crisis. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7199552.stm (BBC News) //www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23433407-details/Black+Monday+as+biggest+FTSE+crash+since+911+wipes+off+nearly+%A360bn+in+shares/article.do (thisislondon.co.uk)
Stock markets around the world plunge amid growing fears of a U.S. recession, fueled by the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis.{{Cite news|author=Landler, Mark and Timmons, Heather |url=//www.nytimes.com/2008/01/21/business/22stox-web.html|title=Stocks Plunge Worldwide on Fears of a U.S. Recession |date=January 21, 2008|publisher=The New York Times|accessdate=November 21, 2008| archiveurl= //web.archive.org/web/20081211195300///www.nytimes.com/2008/01/21/business/22stox-web.html| archivedate= 11 December 2008 !DASHBot| deadurl= no}}
A Turkish court bans YouTube for the second time because of clips deemed disrespectful to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. //www.physorg.com/news120108745.html (PhysOrg.com)

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal meet together in Syria to try to end violence between the two factions. However, differences remain and talks will resume possibly next week. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6283769.stm (BBC) //abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2811528 (AP via ABC News)

Thursday, January 21, 1999

In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 9,500 pounds (4.75 tons) of cocaine aboard headed for Houston, Texas.

Friday, January 21, 1994

Lorena Bobbitt is found not guilty by reason of insanity on charges of mutilating her husband John.

Tuesday, January 21, 1992

Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting cities of the United States and her allies with Nuclear Weapons. In return George H. W. Bush announces that the United States and her allies will stop targeting Russia and the remaining communist states with Nuclear Weapons.
In El Salvador, an army colonel and a lieutenant of the Atlacatl Battalion are each sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests and their housekeepers.
China and Israel establish diplomatic relations.
Macy's files for bankruptcy.
Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.
"STS-42": Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman in space, aboard Space Shuttle "Discovery".
Nagorno-Karabakh War: in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, fighting between Armenians and Azeris leaves at least 60 people dead.
Faced with decreased military spending, United Technologies Corporation announces it will eliminate 13,900 jobs by 1993.
In Mauritania, security forces open fire on opponents of President of Mauritania Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, killing at least five people.

Monday, January 21, 1991

Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people 3 elderly people die of heart attacks.
British Army SAS patrol, Bravo Two Zero is deployed in Iraq during the Gulf War. All but one of eight members are killed or captured.
Harald V formally takes the throne as King of Norway, succeeding his father, Olav V of Norway.

Wednesday, January 21, 1981

Friday, January 21, 1977

U.S. President Jimmy Carter pardons Vietnam War draft evaders.

Wednesday, January 21, 1976

The first commercial "Concorde" flight takes off.

Sunday, January 21, 1973

Former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson dies at his Stonewall, Texas ranch, leaving no former U.S. President living until the resignation of Richard M. Nixon in 1974.
A Royal Jordanian Boeing 707 flight from Jeddah crashes in Kano, Nigeria 176 people are killed.
Eldfell on the Icelandic island of Heimaey erupts.
The Communist League is founded in Denmark.
"Roe v. Wade": The U.S. Supreme Court overturns state bans on abortion.
U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam.
George Foreman defeats Joe Frazier to win the heavyweight world boxing chionship.

Friday, January 21, 1972

A New Delhi bootlegger sells wood alcohol to a wedding party 100 die.

Friday, January 21, 1966

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro resigns due to a power struggle in his party.
The Chadian Muslim insurgent group FROLINAT is founded in Sudan, starting the Chadian Civil War.
The military government of Nigeria announces that ex-prime minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was killed during the coup.

Thursday, January 21, 1960

In France, President Charles de Gaulle fires Jacques Massu, the commander-in-chief of the French troops in Algeria.
Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh descend into the Mariana Trench in the "bathyscaphe Trieste", reaching the depth of 10,911 meters (35,797 feet) and become the first human beings to reach the lowest spot on Earth.
A mine collapses at Coalbrook, South Africa, killing 500 miners.

Thursday, January 21, 1954

The first nuclear-powered submarine, the {{USS|Nautilus|SSN-571|6}}, is launched in Groton, Connecticut, by First Lady of the United States Mamie Eisenhower.

Saturday, January 21, 1950

Accused communist spy Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury.

Wednesday, January 21, 1942

WWII: Erwin Rommel launches his new offensive in Cyrenaica.

Thursday, January 21, 1926

The Belgian Parliament accepts the Locarno treaties.

Monday, January 21, 1924

Following the death of Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin immediately begins to purge his rivals to clear the way for his leadership.

Thursday, January 21, 1915

Saturday, January 21, 1899

Opel Motors opens for business.

Monday, January 21, 1895

Saturday, January 21, 1893

The Cherry Sisters first perform in Marion, Iowa.

Saturday, January 21, 1871

Giuseppe Garibaldi's group of French and Italian volunteer troops in support of the French Third Republic win a battle against the Prussians in Dijon.

Thursday, January 21, 1869

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization for women, is founded at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

Thursday, January 21, 1864

Wednesday, January 21, 1863

Adam Opel founds Opel AG.

Monday, January 21, 1861

American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.

Saturday, January 21, 1854

The iron clipper {{RMS|Tayleur}} runs aground off the east coast of Ireland on her maiden voyage out of Liverpool bound for Australia with the loss of at least 300 of around 650 on board.

Sunday, January 21, 1849

General elections are held in the Papal States.

Tuesday, January 21, 1840

Dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land in Antarctica, claiming it for France.{{cite book|last=Guillon|first=Jacques|title=Dumont d'Urville|publisher=France-Empire|year=1986|location=Paris|isbn=2-7048-0472-9}}
Dumont D\\'Urville discovers Adélie Land in Antarctica, claiming it for France.{{cite book|last=Guillon|first=Jacques|title=Dumont d'Urville|publisher=France-Empire|year=1986|location=Paris|isbn=2-7048-0472-9}}

Sunday, January 21, 1821

Wednesday, January 21, 1801

Wednesday, January 21, 1795

The Dutch fleet, frozen in IJsselmeer, is captured by the French 8th Hussars.{{citation needed|date=August 2011}}!Nolfi //www.strategypage.com/cic/docs/cic123a.asp dates it 25 January, credits Lt Col Lahure, adding a coy of infantry

Monday, January 21, 1793

After being found guilty of treason by the French Convention, "Citizen Capet", Louis XVI of France, is guillotined.{{cite web|title=Louis XVI|url=

Wednesday, January 21, 1789

The first American novel, "The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth", is printed in Boston, Massachusetts.

Friday, January 21, 1774

Mustafa III, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire dies and is succeeded by his brother Abd-ul-Hamid I.

Thursday, January 21, 1677

first medical publication in America (Phlet on smallpox) , Boston

Tuesday, January 21, 1670

Wednesday, January 21, 1643

Abel Tasman discovers the island of Tonga.

Tuesday, January 11, 1575 (Julianian calendar)

Wednesday, January 11, 1525 (Julianian calendar)

The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother on Neustadt-Gasse, Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.

Tuesday, January 14, 1276 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Innocent V succeeds Pope Gregory X as the 185th pope.

Saturday, January 14, 1189 (Julianian calendar)

Philip II of France and Henry II of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade.
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