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On This Day: January 21st

This is 21st day of the year and 344 days remain in the year.

in history
1793

King Louis XVI was guillotined for treason.

1915
The first Kiwanis Club was founded in Detroit.
1924
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin died in Moscow.
1950
George Orwell died in London.
1950
Former State department official Alger Hiss found guilty of perjury.
1954
USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine was launched.
1977
President Carter pardoned most Vietnam War draft evaders.
2003
The U.S. Census Bureau reported that Hispanics had surpassed Blacks as the largest minority group.
2010
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rules in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that the government cannot restrict the spending of corporations for political campaigns, maintaining that it's their First Amendment right to support candidates as they choose. This decision upsets two previous precedents on the free-speech rights of corporations.
January 21 BirthdaysStonewall Jackson

(Thomas Jonathan Jackson) 1824–1863, American Confederate General.


Telly Savalasactor
Geena Davisactor
Placido Domingotenor
Christian Diorfashion designer
Jack Nicklausgolfer
Sophia Jex-Blakephysician
Ethan Allensoldier
John C. Fremontexplorer, soldier, and political leader



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