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January 21: This Day That Year

January 21

- 1793 - Louis XVI of France is executed (conviction: high treason) in Paris.

- 1899 - Opel (German automobile manufacturer) manufactures its first automobile.

- 1903 - Harry Houdini escapes from police station (Halvemaansteeg) in Amsterdam, Holland.

- 1905 - Birthday: Christian Dior, French fashion designer born in Granville, France.

- 1921 - Italian Communist Party founded by Amadeo Bordiga and Antonio Gramsci at Livorno.

- 1942 - USA: Bronx magistrate makes all pinball machines illegal.

- 1944 - 447 German bombers attack London & 649 British bombers attack Magdeburg.

- 1952 - Congress party (lead by Jawaharlal Nehru) wins general election in India.

- 1953 - Birthday: Paul Allen (co-founder Microsoft) born in Seattle, Washington, USA.

- 1960 - South Africa: Rock falls, traps 437 at Coalbrook causing 417 deaths due to methane poisoning.

- 1965 - Iranian premier Hassan Ali Mansur assassinated by 17-year-old Mohammad Bokharaei (member of the Fadayan-e Islam).

- 1968 - US B-52 bomber (carrying a nuclear bomb) crashes in Greenland.

- 1972 - India: Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura become separate states of the Indian union.

- 1972 - India: Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, becomes an Indian union territory.

-1988 - US accepts immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children.

- 1999 - The US Coast Guard intercepts a ship carrying 4,300 kg (approx. worth USD 135,000,000) of cocaine.

- 2013 - Syria: 30 people were killed in a car bombing in Salamiyeh.

- 2013 - Austria: 41 people were injured after two trains collide in Vienna.

- 2013 - Bolivia: 18 people were killed and 24 are injured after a bus falls down a ravine in Yungas.

- 2017 - 2+ million people protest worldwide in the 'Women's March' against Donald Trump (US President), with 500,000 marching in Washington D.C.

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