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Notable Historical Events for January 21st

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

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

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

1990John McEnroe becomes 1st ever player to be expelled from the Australian Open

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

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

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

18461st edition of Charles Dickens' "Daily News"

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

1987B.B. King is inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

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Notable Birthdays on January 21st

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

1976Emma Lee Bunton, "Baby Spice", Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)

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

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

January 21st Birthdays
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Notable Deaths on January 21st

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

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

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