Saturday, January 21, 2023

History for January 21

History for January 21 -
Telly Savalas 1924
  • 1908 - In New York City, the Sullivan Ordinance was passed. It made smoking in public places by women illegal. The measure was vetoed by Mayor George B. McClellan Jr. two weeks later.
  • 1915 - The first Kiwanis club was formed in Detroit, MI.
  • 1924 - Soviet leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin died. Joseph Stalin began a purge of his rivals for the leadership of the Soviet Union.
  • 1954 - The Nautilus was launched in Groton, CT. It was the first atomic-powered submarine. U.S. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower broke the traditional bottle of champagne across the bow.
  • 1977 - U.S. President Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.
  • 1980 - Gold was valued at $850 an ounce.
  • 1998 - A former White House intern said on tape that she had an affair with U.S. President Clinton.

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