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Calendar for January 21st, 2014

Born 1738: Ethan Allen (patriot)

1789: First American novel, The Power of Sympathy, published in Boston.

1793: Louis XVI of France was beheaded

Born 1824: Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (Confederate Army general)

Died 1891: Calixa Lavallée (composer)

Born 1905: Christian Dior (fashion designer)

1908: New York City's Sullivan Ordinance made it illegal for women to smoke in public places

1915: Kiwanis International founded

1939: Song "Over the Rainbow," by Arlen and Harburg, copyrighted

Born 1940: Jack Nicklaus (golfer)

Born 1941: Plácido Domingo (tenor)

Died 1950: George Orwell (author)

Born 1950: Billy Ocean (singer)

1954: U.S.S. Nautilus, world's first nuclear-powered submarine, was launched

Born 1956: Geena Davis (actress)

Born 1956: Robby Benson (actor)

Died 1959: Cecil B. DeMille (director)

Born 1963: Hakeem Olajuwon (basketball player)

1977: President Jimmy Carter issued a pardon for Vietnam War draft evaders

1979: Pittsburgh Steelers won their third Super Bowl

Died 1985: James Beard (chef & food writer)

1987: Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Born 1990: Jacob Smith (actor)

Died 1998: Jack Lord (actor)

Died 2002: Peggy Lee (singer)