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Daily Calendar for Saturday, January 21, 2023

Born

  • Ethan Allen (patriot) –
  • John Fitch (inventor) –
  • Thomas Stonewall" Jackson" (Confederate Army general) –
  • Christian Dior (fashion designer) –
  • Jack Nicklaus (golfer) –
  • PlΓ‘cido Domingo (tenor) –
  • Billy Ocean (singer) –
  • Robby Benson (actor) –
  • Geena Davis (actress) –
  • Hakeem Olajuwon (basketball player) –
  • Jacob Smith (actor) –

Died

  • Calixa LavallΓ©e (composer) –
  • George Orwell (author) –
  • Cecil B. DeMille (director) –
  • James Beard (chef & food writer) –
  • Jack Lord (actor) –
  • Peggy Lee (singer) –
  • Terry Jones (member of the Monty Python comedy troupe) –

Events

  • First American novel, The Power of Sympathy, published in Boston.–
  • Louis XVI of France was beheaded–
  • New York City’s Sullivan Ordinance made it illegal for women to smoke in public places–
  • Kiwanis International founded–
  • Song Over the Rainbow, by Arlen and Harburg, copyrighted–
  • First commercial extraction of magnesium from seawater began, in Freeport, Texas–
  • U.S.S. Nautilus, world’s first nuclear-powered submarine, was launched–
  • President Jimmy Carter issued a pardon for Vietnam War draft evaders–
  • Pittsburgh Steelers won their third Super Bowl–
  • Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame–

Weather

  • Sacramento, California, had a high of only 19 degrees F–
  • Deadly avalanche occurred at Twin Lakes in Colorado–
  • Caesars Head, South Carolina, experienced a cold temperature of -19 degrees F–
  • As much as 3.5 inches of snow fell in Tokyo, Japan–
  • A 3-day, 81-tornado outbreak in the Southeast United States began–

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