Saturday, January 21, 2012

January 21 in History

January 21 is the 21st day of the year. There are 345 days remaining until the end of the year.
January 21 is National Hug Day in the US.
  • 1789 – The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, was printed in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1908 – New York City passed the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public. The mayor vetoed it.
  • 1915 – Kiwanis International was founded in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1976 – Commercial service of the Concorde began with the London to Bahrain and Paris to Rio routes.
  • 1977 – President Jimmy Carter pardoned American Vietnam War draft evaders.
  • 2008 – Marie Smith Jones, the last native speaker of the Eyak language died. She was born in 1918.

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