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Importance of 21st January in History

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1998
Death of Jack Lord, American actor (played Steve McGarrett in ‘Hawaii Five-O’).
United States
1994
A jury in Virginia, USA acquitted Lorena Bobbitt of unlawfully wounding her husband, John, on the grounds of temporary insanity. She had severed his penis and thrown it from a car window after he assaulted her
United States
1984
Death of Jackie Wilson, American soul and R and B singer.
United States
1976
Concorde starts supersonic passenger air service.
1959
Death of Cecil B. DeMille, American film director and producer
United States
1950
George Orwell, author and essayist, died of tuberculosis
Great Britain
1933
Death of George A. Moore, Irish novelist .
Ireland
1924
Death of Lenin; succeeded by Stalin
Russian Federation
1919
Thirty Sinn Féin MPs (Members of Parliament) elected to the British Parliament assembled in Dublin and proclaimed an Irish Republic
Ireland
1908
New York City passed the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public. However, it was vetoed by the mayor.
United States
1883
Birth of Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet .
Norway
1609
Death of Joseph Justus Scaliger, French-born Dutch scholar who expandedthe concept of classical history to include Persian, Babylonian, Jewish and Ancient Egyptian history as well as Greek and Roman
France
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