Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Israel completes its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.
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.
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.
Rebel forces occupy Zaire
's national radio station in Kinshasa
and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.
Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan
, injuring 96 people 3 elderly people die of heart attacks.
Wednesday, January 21, 1981
U.S. President Jimmy Carter pardons Vietnam War draft evaders.
Wednesday, January 21, 1976
The first commercial "Concorde" flight takes off.
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.
Thursday, January 21, 1960
In France, President Charles de Gaulle fires Jacques Massu, the commander-in-chief of the French troops in Algeria.
A mine collapses at Coalbrook, South Africa, killing 500 miner
Thursday, January 21, 1954
The first nuclear-powered submarine, the , is launched in Groton, Connecticut, by First Lady of the United States Mamie Eisenhower.
Saturday, January 21, 1950
Wednesday, January 21, 1942
Thursday, January 21, 1926
Parliament accepts the Locarno treaties.
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
Motors opens for business.
Saturday, January 21, 1893
Saturday, January 21, 1871
Thursday, January 21, 1869
Thursday, January 21, 1864
Wednesday, January 21, 1863
Saturday, January 21, 1854
The iron clipper
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.
Tuesday, January 21, 1840
Dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land in Antarctica, claiming it for France.
Wednesday, January 21, 1801
Wednesday, January 21, 1795
After being found guilty of treason by the French Convention, "Citizen Capet", Louis XVI of France, is guillotined.
Wednesday, January 21, 1789
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
Tuesday, January 11, 1575 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, January 11, 1525 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, January 14, 1276 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, January 14, 1189 (Julianian calendar)