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Today is Saturday, January 21, 2017.

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1998 Pope John Paul II visits Cuba
1996 US male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo
1996 Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
1996 53th Golden Globes: Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta
1995 52th Golden Globes: Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, Jessica Lange
1994 Lorena Bobbitt found temporarily insane of chopping off spouse's penis
1994 Dow Jones passes 3900 (record 3,914.20)
1993 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder
1993 Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77
1991 CBS News correspondant Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf
1990 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
1990 John McEnroe becomes 1st ever expelled from Australian Open; for
1990 Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players assn exec director
1990 41st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 12-7 at Pittsburgh
1989 Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer
1989 A woman is assaulted & raped in room of an Okla football player
1988 US accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children
1987 BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to U of Mississippi
1986 Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed
1986 Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA
1986 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38F (3C), Indiana
1985 Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
1985 Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java
1985 -34F (-37C), Mt Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)
1985 -19F (-28C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)
1984 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
1983 Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid
1983 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht
1982 NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
1982 "Little Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 36 performances
1981 Bernhard Goetz is assault for 1st time on a NY subway train
1981 "Shakespeare's Cabaret" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 54 performances
1980 Les Henson, Virginia Tech, makes 89' 3" basketball field goal
1980 Gold hits record $850 an ounce
1979 Neptune becomes the outermost planet (Pluto moves closer).
1979 Superbowl XIII: Pitts Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 35-31 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB
1979 Price of gold increases to record $875 troy oz
1979 Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)
1978 Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks
1977 Pres Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders
1977 Italy legalizes abortion
1976 Supersonic Concorde, 1st commercial flights, by Britain & France
1975 28th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-1 at Montreal
1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
1973 Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in "Ringbanger"
1973 3rd NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 33-28
1972 Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory
1972 Manipur, Meghalaya & Tripura become separate states of Indian union
1972 Belgium govt of Eyskens-Cools forms
1972 Assam's North East Frontier Agency becomes Arunachal Pradesh terr
1971 "Alias Smith & Jones" premieres on ABC TV
1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
1969 22nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at Montreal
1968 US B-52 bombers with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland
1968 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-20
1968 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 25-24
1967 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
1967 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1967 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-23
1966 Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd
1965 Persians premier Ali Mansoer injured
1964 Carl T Rowan named director of US Information Agency
1962 Snow falls in San Francisco, believe it or not.
1962 Snow falls in SF
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
1962 JFK arrives in Uruguay
1961 Portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria
1961 KIFI TV channel 8 in Idaho Falls, ID (NBC) begins broadcasting
1961 "Conquering Hero" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 8 performances
1960 Rock falls traps 437 at Coalbrook S Afr, 417 die of methane poisoning
1960 Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km
1958 Phillies agree to televise 78 games into NYC (doesn't happen)
1958 KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of New Yorker
1956 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden NYC after 849 perfs
1954 The Nautilus launched, first nuclear submarine.
1954 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited (NYC)
1953 John Foster Dulles appointed as Secretary of State
1952 Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India
1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
1950 T S Eliot's "Cocktail Party," premieres in NYC
1950 NY jury finds former State Dept official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury
1950 "Lend an Ear" closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances
1949 1st inaugural parade televised (Harry Truman)
1948 W Indies v England, Test debut Walcott, Weekes & Jim Laker
1947 Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel
1947 "Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances
1946 "Nellie Bly" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 16 performances
1945 British troops land on Ramree, near coast of Burma
1944 649 British bombers attack Magdeburg
1944 447 German bombers attack London
1943 Vice-admiral Cunningham appointed Brit adm of fleet
1943 Soviet forces reconquer Gumrak airport near Stalingrad
1943 Soviet forces reconquer Worosjilowsk
1942 Tito's partisans occupy Foca
1942 Japanese air raid on Rabaul New Britain
1942 Count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump"
1942 Bronx magistrate rules all pinball machines illegal
1941 British communist newspaper "Daily Worker" banned
1941 Australia & Britain attack Tobruk Libya
1941 1st commercial extraction of magnesium from seawater, Freeport, TX
1941 1st anti-Jewish measures in Bulgaria
1940 Foreign correspondents in Netherlands under censorship
1939 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
1939 US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
1939 George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "American Way," premieres in NYC
1938 Dutch govt starts obligatory unemployment insurance
1935 Wilderness Society forms
1935 WFI-AM in Philadelphia Penn merges with WLIT as WFIL (now WEAZ)
1935 12.0" (30.5 cm) of rain falls, Quinault RS, Wash (state record)
1932 USSR & Finland stop non-attack treaty
1929 Robert Sherriff's "Journey's End," premieres in London
1927 1st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)
1926 Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties
1925 Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe pres
1922 1st slalom ski race run, Mrren, Switzerland
1919 Sinn Fein proclaims parliament of Free Ireland
1915 Kiwanis International founded in Detroit
1913 Aristide Briand forms French govt
1910 British-Russian military intervention in Persia
1908 NYC regulation makes it illegal for a woman to smoke in public
1908 August Strindberg's "Spoksonaten," premieres in Stockholm
1907 Kenora Thistles sweep Mont Wanderers in 2 for Stanley Cup
1904 Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa," premieres in Brno
1903 International Theater (Majestic, Park) opens at 5 Columbus Circle NYC
1903 Harry Houdini escapes police station Halvemaansteeg in Amsterdam
1903 "Wizard of Oz," premieres in NYC
1901 Clyde Fitch's "Climbers," premieres in NYC
1894 Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 500m in 47.8 sec
1890 1st issue of Propria Cures, Amsterdam student-weekly newspaper
1887 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) forms
1880 1st US sewage disposal system separate from storm drains, Memphis
1879 Henrik Ibsen's "Et Dukkehjem," premieres in Copenhagen
1874 Franz Grillparzer's "Libussa," premieres in Vienna
1863 City of Dublin leases part of Cattle Market for 100,000 years
1861 Jefferson Davis of Mississippi & 4 other southern senators resign
1853 Envelope-folding machine patented by Russell Hawes, Worcester, Mass
1846 1st edition of Charles Dickens' "Daily News"
1830 Portsmouth (Ohio) blacks forcibly deported
1827 Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing
1824 Ashantees defeat British at Accra, West Africa
1821 Paramaribo Suriname catches fire, 4 die
1818 Keats writes his poem "On a Lock of Milton's Hair"
1813 The pineapple is introduced to Hawaii.
1813 Pineapple introduced to Hawaii (or 01/111)
1799 Edward Jenner's smallpox vaccination is introduced
1793 Prussia & Russia sign partition treaty (Poland divided)
1789 1st American novel, WH Brown's "Power of Sympathy," is published
1732 Russia & Persia sign Treaty of Riascha
1677 1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox), Boston
1664 Count Mikls of Zrinyi sets out to battle Turkish invasion army
1604 Tsar Ivan IV defeats False Dmitri, who claims to be the true tsar
1542 Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard
1522 Head inquisitor Adrian Florisz Boeyens elected pope
1324 Zen Buddhist religious debate between Tendai & Shingon
1276 Pierre de Tarantaise elected Pope Innocence V
1189 Philip II, Henry II & Richard Lion hearted initiate 3rd Crusade
1077 German King Heinrich IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness
National Hugging Day

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