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Monday, January 21th 2019

Today is the 21st day of 2019.  There are 344 days left in this year.

What Happened On This Day In History?

1785 Chippewa, Delaware, Ottawa, and Wyandot Indians signed the treaty of Fort McIntosh, ceding present-day Ohio to the United States.
1861 The future president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis of Mississippi, and four other Southerners resigned from the U.S. Senate.
1908 New York City's Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance that effectively prohibited women from smoking in public. The measure was vetoed by Mayor George B. McClellan Jr.
1915 The first Kiwanis Club was founded, in Detroit.
1942 Count Basie and His Orchestra recorded "One O'Clock Jump" in New York City for Okeh Records.
1950 A federal jury in New York City found former State Department official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury.
1954 The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched by the United States at Groton, Connecticut. It is also the largest submarine, at 97 m (319 ft) long.
1976 The supersonic Concorde jet was put into service by Britain and France.
1977 President Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.
1981 The 52 American hostages held at the US embassy in Tehran for more than 14 months arrive in West Germany on their way home to the United States.
1994 A jury in Manassas, Va., acquitted Lorena Bobbitt by reason of temporary insanity of maliciously wounding her husband, John, whom she'd accused of sexually assaulting her.
1997 Speaker Newt Gingrich was fined as the House voted for first time in history to discipline its leader for ethical misconduct.
1998 Pope John Paul II began his first visit to Cuba.
1998 President Bill Clinton angrily denied reports he'd had an affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky and had tried to get her to lie about it.
1999 Former Sen. Dale Bumpers, an Arkansas Democrat, told the Senate impeachment trial of Bill Clinton the president was guilty of a "terrible moral lapse" but not of conduct warranting or even permitting his removal from office.
2000 The grandmothers of Elian Gonzalez traveled to the United States to plead forthe boy's return to Cuba.
2003 The U.S. Census Bureau announced that Hispanics had surpassed blacks as America's largest minority group.

Born on this day

1738 Ethan Allen, American soldier, frontiersman, patriot of the American Revolution.
1813 John Fremont, American mapmaker.
1824 Stonewall (Thomas) Jackson, famous Confederate General of the Civil War.
1884 Roger Nash Baldwin, American founder of the American Civil Liberties Union.
1905 Christian Dior, French couturier.
1925 Benny Hill, British comedian.
1927 Telly Savalas, American Emmy Award-winning actor.
1940 Jack Nicklaus, American golf champion.
1941 Plácido Domingo, Spanish operatic tenor.
1957 Geena Davis, American film actress.

Died on this day

1793 King Louis XVI executed by guillotine in the Place de la Revolution in Paris, one day after being convicted of conspiracy with foreign powers and sentenced to death by the French National Convention.
1924 Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin died at age 54.
1950 George Orwell (pseudonym for Eric Arthur Blair), Indian-born British novelist and essayist author of "1984," died in London.
1959 Cecil B. de Mille, American film maker.
1997 "Colonel" Tom Parker (born Andreas Cornelius van Kuijk), manager of Elvis Presley.
1998 Actor Jack Lord of "Hawaii Five-O" fame died in Honolulu at age 77.
2002 Peggy Lee (born Norma Dolores Engstrom), popular singer, songwriter, and film actress.
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