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21 Jan
1995
Astronomers announced the “discovery” of a new constellation named Ophiuchus or Serpentarius, the serpent bearer, , which should govern those born between November 30 and…Astronomers announced the “discovery” of a new constellation named Ophiuchus or Serpentarius, the serpent bearer, , which should govern those born between November 30 and December 17. The Royal Astronomical Society promptly claimed that was the final proof that the whole basis of astrology was flawed, as there were 13, not 12 zodiac signs. Astrologers responded that they had known about Ophiuchus since ancient Greek times, but that a constellation was not the same as a sun-sign
24 years ago
21 Jan
1995
Mexican financial markets fell still further after U.S. Congress refused to back President Clinton's plan to support the pesoMexican financial markets fell still further after U.S. Congress refused to back President Clinton's plan to support the peso
24 years ago
21 Jan
1994
Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Guy Coeme and two other leading Socialist politicians resigned over a bribery scandalBelgian Deputy Prime Minister Guy Coeme and two other leading Socialist politicians resigned over a bribery scandal
25 years ago
21 Jan
1994
In the U.S., Lorena Bobbit was cleared of maliciously wounding her husband after she cut off his penis; the jury accepted she had been temporarily insaneIn the U.S., Lorena Bobbit was cleared of maliciously wounding her husband after she cut off his penis; the jury accepted she had been temporarily insane
25 years ago
21 Jan
1994
U.S. skater Tonya Harding denied a claim by a former bodyguard that she helped plan an attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan that left the latter badly injuredU.S. skater Tonya Harding denied a claim by a former bodyguard that she helped plan an attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan that left the latter badly injured
25 years ago
21 Jan
1993
Newly-inaugurated president Bill Clinton appointed his wife, Hillary, to head a task force on health care reformNewly-inaugurated president Bill Clinton appointed his wife, Hillary, to head a task force on health care reform
26 years ago
21 Jan
1993
Peace activist Abie Nathan met PLO leader Yasser Arafat, thereby making history by becoming the first Israeli to meet legally with a member of the Palestine Liberation OrganisationPeace activist Abie Nathan met PLO leader Yasser Arafat, thereby making history by becoming the first Israeli to meet legally with a member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation
26 years ago
21 Jan
1992
The UN Security Council demanded that Libya hand over two suspects linked to the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over LockerbieThe UN Security Council demanded that Libya hand over two suspects linked to the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie
27 years ago
21 Jan
1991
Iraq threatened to use captured allied airmen as human shields against allied bombing attacks of scientific and economic establishmentsIraq threatened to use captured allied airmen as human shields against allied bombing attacks of scientific and economic establishments
28 years ago
21 Jan
1990
The East German Communist party expelled former leader Egon Krenz and 13 other politburo membersThe East German Communist party expelled former leader Egon Krenz and 13 other politburo members
29 years ago
21 Jan
1988
Briton Brian Milton landed his microlight aircraft in Darwin, Australia, following a 51-day flight from LondonBriton Brian Milton landed his microlight aircraft in Darwin, Australia, following a 51-day flight from London
31 years ago
21 Jan
1984
Britain's first test-tube triplets, a girl and two boys, were born to a couple in LondonBritain's first test-tube triplets, a girl and two boys, were born to a couple in London
35 years ago
21 Jan
1980
An Iran Air Boeing 727 flying from Mashad to Tehran crashed on a mountainside in fog, killing all 128 on boardAn Iran Air Boeing 727 flying from Mashad to Tehran crashed on a mountainside in fog, killing all 128 on board
39 years ago
21 Jan
1977
U.S. President Jimmy Carter granted pardons to nearly all draft evaders of the Vietnam WarU.S. President Jimmy Carter granted pardons to nearly all draft evaders of the Vietnam War
42 years ago
21 Jan
1976
Supersonic passenger travel began with the first scheduled passenger services on Concorde, as flights took off simultaneously from London to Bahrain and Paris to Rio de JaneiroSupersonic passenger travel began with the first scheduled passenger services on Concorde, as flights took off simultaneously from London to Bahrain and Paris to Rio de Janeiro
43 years ago
21 Jan
1976
Western newspapers, including the Financial Times and New York Times went on sale in the Soviet Union for the first timeWestern newspapers, including the Financial Times and New York Times went on sale in the Soviet Union for the first time
43 years ago
21 Jan
1965
Hassan Ali Mansur, prime minister of Persia, was assassinated allegedly by the extremist religious group Fidayan-i Islam. Abbas Huveida was appointed prime minister on 27 JanuaryHassan Ali Mansur, prime minister of Persia, was assassinated allegedly by the extremist religious group Fidayan-i Islam. Abbas Huveida was appointed prime minister on 27 January
54 years ago
21 Jan
1959
Cecil B(lount) de Mille, U.S. film director and screenwriter, died; his reputation was based on vast film spectaculars such as "The Ten Commandments"Cecil B(lount) de Mille, U.S. film director and screenwriter, died; his reputation was based on vast film spectaculars such as "The Ten Commandments"
60 years ago
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21 Jan
1954
The world’s first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus, was launched. She could remain submerged far longer than regular diesel-electric submarines, resulting in many new…The world’s first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus, was launched. She could remain submerged far longer than regular diesel-electric submarines, resulting in many new records in her first years of operation, including the first submerged transit of the North Pole in 1958
65 years ago
21 Jan
1950
George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair), British essayist and novelist, notably of "Animal Farm" and `Nineteen Eighty-four", diedGeorge Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair), British essayist and novelist, notably of "Animal Farm" and `Nineteen Eighty-four", died
69 years ago
21 Jan
1942
German forces under Erwin Rommel launched a counter-offensive in North Africa. Caught by surprise, the British were forced into a retreat across the desertGerman forces under Erwin Rommel launched a counter-offensive in North Africa. Caught by surprise, the British were forced into a retreat across the desert
77 years ago
21 Jan
1941
Spanish operatic tenor Placido Domingo was born in MadridSpanish operatic tenor Placido Domingo was born in Madrid
78 years ago
21 Jan
1941
The Communist newspaper The Daily Worker was suppressed in wartime BritainThe Communist newspaper The Daily Worker was suppressed in wartime Britain
78 years ago
21 Jan
1940
Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, advised neutral states in Europe to side with Britain before they suffered German aggressionWinston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, advised neutral states in Europe to side with Britain before they suffered German aggression
79 years ago
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