What Happened on January 21st

Historical Events

  • 1525 The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.
  • 1793 Louis XVI of France is executed by the guillotine in Paris, following his conviction for high treason.
  • 1968 Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh - One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.
  • 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%.
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Did You Know?

USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, launched on the Thames, Connecticut.

On January 21, 1954

Famous Weddings

  • 1966 Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd
  • 1975 Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (57) weds toy inventor Jack Ryan (48) (div. 1976)
  • 1989 "Falcon Crest" actor Lorenzo Lamas (31) weds actress Kathleen Kinmont (23) at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 2015 "One Tree Hill" star Chad Michael Murray (33) weds actress Sarah Roemer (30)

Famous Divorces

  • 2011 Actress Jaime Pressly (35) divorces entertainment lawyer Simran Singh (33) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 1 year of marriage
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