History of 21 January

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Todays History

  • 1276 Pierre de Tarantaise elected Pope Innocence V
  • 1287 The treaty of San Agayz is signed. Minorca is conquered by King Alfons III of Aragon.
  • 1324 Zen Buddhist religious debate between Tendai & Shingon
  • 1522 Head inquisitor Adrian Florisz Boeyens elected pope
  • 1525 The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz’s mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union
  • 1542 English Parliament passes the bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard
  • 1664 Count Miklos of Zrinyi sets out to battle Turkish invasion army
  • 1677 1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox), published in Boston
  • 1732 Russia & Persia sign Treaty of Riascha
  • 1749 Verona Philharmonic Theatre destroyed by fire. Rebuilt 1754.
  • 1789 1st American novel, WH Brown’s “Power of Sympathy” is published
  • 1793 Louis XVI of France is executed by the guillotine in Paris, following his conviction for high treason
  • 1952 Jawaharlal Nehru’s Congress party wins the general election in India
  • 1968 The Battle of Khe Sanh – one of the most publicized and controversial battles of the Vietnam War – begins at the Khe Sanh Air Base
  • 2008 Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst result since 9/11, and Asian stocks drop as much as 15%.
  • 2010  Toyota recalls 2.3 million cars in the U.S.
  • 2010  Hillary Clinton asks China to investigate the cyber attacks on Google
  • 2011  South Korean Navy Rescues Hijacked Crew
  • 2012  Dutch Teenager Sails Around the World

Celebrating Birthday’s Today

Benny Hill
Telly Savalas 

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