This Date in History Calendar- January 21

In Cold War, Foreign Affairs, Grateful Dead, History, literature, music, nukes, politics, U.S Presidents, Vietnam War on January 21, 2008 by Editor Z

Early Grateful Dead (above). On January 21,1966 they gave thier first light show in San Fransisco.

Courtesy:, wikipedia, History channel

1789- What is said to be the first American novel, with the broad title “The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Grounded in Truth” by William Hill Brown, is first printed.

1908: The Sullivan Ordinance, which would outlaw smoking by women in public within New York City is passed. Later it would meet with a veto by the cities mayor.

1924: Newly established Marxist country, still young the Soviet union is left fatherless when its leader Vladamir Lenin dies.

1941: Singer Richie Havens is born.

1950: Following a trial, ex-State Department official Alger Hiss, who was accused by many of being a communist sympathizer, is convicted of perjury.

1954: First nuclear powered submarine is launched.

1966: In San Fransisco the Grateful Dead, play the first light show with about 10,000people in attendance.

1968: In the Vietnam War, a pivotal battle, the Battle of Khe Sanh begins.

1977: Upon taking office, newly elected U.S President Jimmy Carter pardons those who dodged the draft during the Vietnam War.

1985: Amidst heavy snows, U.S President Ronald Reagan gives his second inaugural address and takes the oath of office in the capitol building’s rotunda.

1997: U.S Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, becomes the first Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives to be penalized by the U.S house for unethical conduct.



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