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Today in History - January 21st
1789 - On this day in history, W.H. Brown's "Power of Sympathy" was published, becoming the first American novel to be published.
1793 - During the French Revolution, King Louis XVI was executed on the guillotine.
1846 - Today in history, the first issue of the "Daily News," edited by Charles Dickens, was published.
1915 - The first Kiwanis club was formed in Detroit.
1924 - On this day in history, Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin died.
was launched in Connecticut, as the first atomic-powered submarine.
1970 - Today in history, Pan Am's Boeing 747 made its first commercial flight from New York to London.
1977 - President Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.
1997 - On this day in history, Newt Gingrich was fined for ethical misconduct.
1998 - A former White House intern said on tape that she had an affair with President Bill Clinton.
1999 - Today in history, the Coast Guard intercepted a ship headed for TX that had 9,500 pounds of cocaine aboard.
2003 - It was announced by the Census Bureau the Hispanic population had passed the black population for the first time.
SCIENCE, DISCOVERIES, PATENTS - Today in History, January 21st
1853 - On this day in history, Dr. Russell L. Hawes patented the envelope folding machine.
1865 - An oil well was drilled by torpedoes for the first time.
1954 - Today in history, the gas turbine automobile was introduced.
1976 - The French Concorde aircraft began commercial service for Air France and British Airways.
SPORTS - Today in History, January 21st
1911 - On this day in history, the first Monte Carlo car rally was held.
MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, January 21st
1927 - The first opera broadcast over a national radio network was presented in Chicago, Illinois:"Faust."
1957 - Today in history, filming began on Elvis Presley's second movie, "Loving You."
1965 - The Byrds recorded "Mr. Tambourine Man."
1982 - On this day in history, B.B. King donated his entire record collection to the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture.
1987 - Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame.
1998 - Today in history, James Brown was released from a facility where he had been treated for an addiction to painkillers.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - January 21st
Stonewall Jackson 1824
Christian Dior 1905
Richie Havens 1941
Placido Domingo 1941
Geena Davis 1957
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