Daily Calendar for January 21st, 2020

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1730s

  • Born 1738: Ethan Allen (patriot)

1740s

  • Born 1743: John Fitch (inventor)

1780s

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

1790s

  • 1793: Louis XVI of France was beheaded

1820s

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

1890s

  • Died 1891: Calixa Lavallée (composer)

1900s

  • Born 1905: Christian Dior (fashion designer)

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

1910s

  • 1915: Kiwanis International founded

1930s

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

1940s

  • Born 1940: Jack Nicklaus (golfer)

  • Born 1941: Plácido Domingo (tenor)

  • 1941: First commercial extraction of magnesium from seawater began, in Freeport, Texas

1950s

  • 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)

1960s

  • Born 1963: Hakeem Olajuwon (basketball player)

1970s

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

  • 1979: Pittsburgh Steelers won their third Super Bowl

1980s

  • Died 1985: James Beard (chef & food writer)

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

1990s

  • Born 1990: Jacob Smith (actor)

  • Died 1998: Jack Lord (actor)

2000s

  • Died 2002: Peggy Lee (singer)

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