Friday, September 30, 2022 (Week 39)

January 21 in History

What happened on January 21 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on january 21 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on january 21 in history.

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1993
Congressman Mike Espy of Mississippi is confirmed as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture.
1977
President Carter urges 65 degrees as the maximum heat in homes to ease the energy crisis.
1976
Leonid Brezhnev and Henry Kissinger meet to discuss Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT).
1974
The U.S. Supreme Court decides that pregnant teachers can no longer be forced to take long leaves of absence.
1968
In Vietnam, the Siege of Khe Sanh begins as North Vietnamese units surround U.S. Marines based on the hilltop headquarters.
1964
Carl T. Rowan is named the director of the United States Information Agency (USIA).
1958
The Soviet Union calls for a ban on nuclear arms in Baghdad Pact countries.
1951
Communist troops force the UN army out of Inchon, Korea after a 12-hour attack.
1943
A Nazi daylight air raid kills 34 in a London school. When the anticipated invasion of Britain failed to materialize in 1940, Londoners relaxed, but soon they faced a frightening new threat.
1942
In North Africa, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel launches a drive to push the British eastward. While the British benefited from radio-intercept-derived Ultra information, the Germans enjoyed an even speedier intelligence source.
1941
The United States lifts the ban on selling arms to the Soviet Union.
1933
The League of Nations rejects Japanese terms for settlement with China.
1930
An international arms control meeting opens in London.
1921
J.D. Rockefeller pledges $1 million for the relief of Europe’s destitute.
1919
The German Krupp plant begins producing guns under the U.S. armistice terms.
1910
Japan rejects the American proposal to neutralize ownership of the Manchurian Railway.
1793
The French King Louis XVI is guillotined for treason.
1790
Joseph Guillotine proposes a new, more humane method of execution: a machine designed to cut off the condemned person’s head as painlessly as possible.
1785
Chippewa, Delaware, Ottawa and Wyandot Indians sign the treaty of Fort McIntosh, ceding present-day Ohio to the United States.
1648
In Maryland, the first woman lawyer in the colonies, Margaret Brent, is denied a vote in the Maryland Assembly.
1189
Philip Augustus, Henry II of England and Frederick Barbarossa assemble the troops for the Third Crusade.