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Notable Historical Events for January 21st

1861Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and 4 other southern senators resign (U.S Civil War)

199653th Golden Globes: Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta

199552th Golden Globes: Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, Jessica Lange

1987BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to U of Mississippi

1977US President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders

1903Harry Houdini escapes from Halvemaansteeg police station in Amsterdam

1983President Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid

1987Muddy Waters is inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

1939George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "American Way," premieres in NYC

1990Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on January 21st

1905Christian Dior, Normandy France, fashion designer (New Look)

1824Thomas Jackson ["Stonewall"], Clarksburg, Virginia, Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed), (d. 1863)

1887Georges Vezina, Chicoutimi Quebec, Canadian ice hockey goalie (Vezina Trophy)

1940Jack Nicklaus, Columbus Ohio, golfer (Player of Yr 1967,72,73,75,76)

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Notable Deaths on January 21st

1950George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46

1924Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin, Russian Revolutionary leader and Premier, dies of a stroke at 53

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