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21 Jan
2017
Millions of people worldwide joined the Women’s Marches protesting Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United StatesMillions of people worldwide joined the Women’s Marches protesting Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States
2 years ago
21 Jan
2016
A severe winter storm caused at least 50 deaths and paralysed travel across the eastern United StatesA severe winter storm caused at least 50 deaths and paralysed travel across the eastern United States
3 years ago
21 Jan
2016
Women in Latin America and the Caribbean were warned to avoid pregnancy amid concerns over birth defects caused by the Zika virus that was ravaging BrazilWomen in Latin America and the Caribbean were warned to avoid pregnancy amid concerns over birth defects caused by the Zika virus that was ravaging Brazil
3 years ago
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21 Jan
2011
U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords left hospital in Tucson, Arizona for rehabilitation in Houston, Texas, less than two weeks after being shot through the head at a mass…U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords left hospital in Tucson, Arizona for rehabilitation in Houston, Texas, less than two weeks after being shot through the head at a mass shooting
8 years ago
21 Jan
2011
South Korean special forces freed a hijacked freighter from Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, rescuing everyone on board and killing eight piratesSouth Korean special forces freed a hijacked freighter from Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, rescuing everyone on board and killing eight pirates
8 years ago
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21 Jan
2009
Toyota overtook General Motors to become the world’s largest automaker. The Japanese carmaker sold 8.97 million vehicles in the previous year, beating the 8.35 million sold by…Toyota overtook General Motors to become the world’s largest automaker. The Japanese carmaker sold 8.97 million vehicles in the previous year, beating the 8.35 million sold by the Detroit auto giant and ending GM’s 77-year reign at the top
10 years ago
21 Jan
2008
A woman thought to be the last native speaker of the Eyak language in the U.S. state of Alaska died aged 89, rendering the language extinctA woman thought to be the last native speaker of the Eyak language in the U.S. state of Alaska died aged 89, rendering the language extinct
11 years ago
21 Jan
2008
Stock markets around the world plunged amid growing fears of a U.S. recession, fuelled by the subprime mortgage financial crisisStock markets around the world plunged amid growing fears of a U.S. recession, fuelled by the subprime mortgage financial crisis
11 years ago
21 Jan
2007
The World Wide Fund for Nature warned that some species of tuna, including bluefin, were at risk of commercial extinction due to illegal fishingThe World Wide Fund for Nature warned that some species of tuna, including bluefin, were at risk of commercial extinction due to illegal fishing
12 years ago
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21 Jan
2007
Dozens of containers, some containing toxic chemicals, were washed ashore in Devon, England. They came from the ship MSC Napoli, which ran aground off the Devon coast during the…Dozens of containers, some containing toxic chemicals, were washed ashore in Devon, England. They came from the ship MSC Napoli, which ran aground off the Devon coast during the severe storm which lashed southern England three days earlier
12 years ago
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21 Jan
2006
A whale that became stranded in London’s River Thames died despite a massive rescue attempt to save its life. The 18ft (5m) northern bottle-nosed whale was first spotted in the…A whale that became stranded in London’s River Thames died despite a massive rescue attempt to save its life. The 18ft (5m) northern bottle-nosed whale was first spotted in the river the previous day but beached itself near Battersea Bridge overnight Rescuers placed it in a special pontoon and hoisted it aboard a barge that transported it towards deeper water in the Thames Estuary but the whale died shortly before it was to have been released
13 years ago
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21 Jan
2006
Prince Christian of Denmark was baptised at Christiansborg Palace Church. The three-month-old prince is the first child of Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, the Australian-born…Prince Christian of Denmark was baptised at Christiansborg Palace Church. The three-month-old prince is the first child of Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, the Australian-born Crown Princess Mary, and is second-in-line to the Danish throne
13 years ago
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21 Jan
2004
Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Mette-Marit celebrated the birth of their first child, a daughter who, after a 1990 amendment to the constitution, was the first female…Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Mette-Marit celebrated the birth of their first child, a daughter who, after a 1990 amendment to the constitution, was the first female in six centuries in line to inherit the throne
15 years ago
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21 Jan
2003
The U.S. Census Bureau announced that the hispanic population had overtaken the black population as a percentage of the total, and at almost 13 percent now formed the largest…The U.S. Census Bureau announced that the hispanic population had overtaken the black population as a percentage of the total, and at almost 13 percent now formed the largest minority in the United States
16 years ago
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21 Jan
2003
A powerful earthquake shook parts of Mexico, claiming at least 21 lives. The quake, measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale and centred in the Pacific state of Colima, was the strongest…A powerful earthquake shook parts of Mexico, claiming at least 21 lives. The quake, measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale and centred in the Pacific state of Colima, was the strongest to hit the country in seven years
16 years ago
21 Jan
2002
Red-hot lava flows from the erupting Mount Nyiragongo ignited a petrol station in the Congolese town of Goma, killing about 50 people who were looting fuelRed-hot lava flows from the erupting Mount Nyiragongo ignited a petrol station in the Congolese town of Goma, killing about 50 people who were looting fuel
17 years ago
21 Jan
2000
Two car bombs exploded in the Spanish capital Madrid, ending a 15-month ceasefire by the Basque separatist group ETA. One person was killedTwo car bombs exploded in the Spanish capital Madrid, ending a 15-month ceasefire by the Basque separatist group ETA. One person was killed
19 years ago
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21 Jan
2000
Ecuadorean president Jamil Mahuad Witt was ousted after thousands of people protested at his plans to reduce inflation by replacing the national currency, the sucre, with the U.S.…Ecuadorean president Jamil Mahuad Witt was ousted after thousands of people protested at his plans to reduce inflation by replacing the national currency, the sucre, with the U.S. dollar, a move which many feared would hurt the poor. Vice President Gustavo Noboa Bejarano was approved as president the following day
19 years ago
21 Jan
1998
Pope John Paul II was welcomed in Havana by Fidel Castro as he made the first ever papal visit to CubaPope John Paul II was welcomed in Havana by Fidel Castro as he made the first ever papal visit to Cuba
21 years ago
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21 Jan
1998
Scandal threatened President Clinton when news broke of an investigation by Kenneth Starr into a possible sexual relationship between the president and former White House intern…Scandal threatened President Clinton when news broke of an investigation by Kenneth Starr into a possible sexual relationship between the president and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky
21 years ago
21 Jan
1997
German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and Czech Prime Minister Vaclav Klaus signed declaration cementing post-war reconciliation between Germany and the Czech RepublicGerman Chancellor Helmut Kohl and Czech Prime Minister Vaclav Klaus signed declaration cementing post-war reconciliation between Germany and the Czech Republic
22 years ago
21 Jan
1997
"Colonel" Tom Parker, the manager who helped guide Elvis Presley’s rise from young hopeful to King of Rock and Roll, died"Colonel" Tom Parker, the manager who helped guide Elvis Presley’s rise from young hopeful to King of Rock and Roll, died
22 years ago
21 Jan
1996
Mufti Fatkhulla Sharipov, the pro-Moscow Moslem spiritual leader of Tajikistan, was shot dead at his home west of DushanbeMufti Fatkhulla Sharipov, the pro-Moscow Moslem spiritual leader of Tajikistan, was shot dead at his home west of Dushanbe
23 years ago
21 Jan
1996
British fashion designer John Galliano, son of a south London plumber, presented his first haute couture collection for Paris fashion house GivenchyBritish fashion designer John Galliano, son of a south London plumber, presented his first haute couture collection for Paris fashion house Givenchy
23 years ago
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