What happened on this day – January 21st

What happened on this day – January 21st

(STL.News) What happened on this day, January 21st.  According to onthisday.com the following events have taken place:

  • 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
  • 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 general election in India
  • 1966 Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd
  • 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
  • 1973 Actress Jane Fonda weds activist Tom Hayden
  • 1975 Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (57) weds toy inventor Jack Ryan (48) (div. 1976)
  • 1978 Bee Gees’ album “Saturday Night Fever” goes #1 for 24 weeks
  • 1990 John McEnroe becomes 1st ever player to be expelled from the Australian Open
  • 1991 CBS News correspondant Bob Simon and four TV crew captured and held for 40 days by Iraqis in the Persian Gulf
  • 2008 Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. 

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