21st January: Today In History

Today is Saturday, January, the 21st day of 2016. There are 344 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight In History;

  1824Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson, American general
  1924Telly Savalas, American film & television actor
  1924Benny Hill, English comedian
  1940Jack Nicklaus, American golfer
  1941Placido Domingo, Spanish Operatic tenor
  1945Martin Shaw, Actor in 'The Professionals'
  1950Billy Ocean, Soul singer


  1793Louis XVI, the King of France, was guillotined during the French revolution
  1911The first ever Monte Carlo Car Rally was held
  1950George Orwell, the British author of '1984' & 'Animal Farm', died
  1954The USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear powered submarine, was launched
  1959Famous Hollywood film director, Cecil B. De Mille, died aged 77
  1976The supersonic airliner 'Concorde' began its regular commercial service
  1978The Liberal Party voted to continue with the Lib-Lab pact until July

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