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Notable Historical Events for January 21st

1990Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic

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

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

1950T. S. Eliot's "Cocktail Party," premieres in NYC

1903Harry Houdini escapes from Halvemaansteeg police station in Amsterdam

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

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

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

1992Bill Cowher becomes the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, becoming only the second head coach of the team since 1970 (Chuck Noll)

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational

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Notable Birthdays on January 21st

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on January 21st

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

1926Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), dies at 81

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