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Monday, January 21, 2013

January 21 - The Day in History

January 21: General Interest
1977: President Carter pardons draft dodgers

On this day in 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who evaded the draft during the Vietnam War... read more


American Revolution
1738 : Ethan Allen is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ethan-allen-is-born

Automotive
2009 : Toyota officially passes GM as planet's biggest car maker
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/toyota-officially-passes-gm-as-planets-biggest-car-maker

Civil War
1863 : Rebels recapture Sabine Pass
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-battle-of-sabine-pass

Cold War
1950 : Alger Hiss convicted of perjury
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/alger-hiss-convicted-of-perjury

Crime
1959 : Switzer of Our Gang murdered
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/switzer-of-our-gang-murdered

Disaster
1996 : Ferry sinks off Indonesian coast
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ferry-sinks-off-indonesian-coast

General Interest
1793 : King Louis XVI executed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-louis-xvi-executed
1924 : Vladimir Lenin dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vladimir-lenin-dies
1976 : Concorde takes off
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/concorde-takes-off

Hollywood
1998 : Hilary Swank moves on
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hilary-swank-moves-on

Literary
1985 : Don DeLillo's White Noise wins the American Book Award
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/don-delillos-white-noise-wins-the-american-book-award

Music
1957 : Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts introduce America to Patsy Cline
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/arthur-godfrey39s-talent-scouts-introduce-america-to-patsy-cline

Old West
1855 : Gun designer John Browning is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gun-designer-john-browning-is-born

Presidential
1977 : Carter pardons draft dodgers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carter-pardons-draft-dodgers

Sports
1990 : John McEnroe disqualified from the Australian Open
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-mcenroe-disqualified-from-the-australian-open

Vietnam War
1968 : Battle for Khe Sanh begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-for-khe-sanh-begins

World War I
1924 : Vladimir Ilyich Lenin dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vladimir-ilyich-lenin-dies

World War II
1867 : General Weygand is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-weygand-is-born
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