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January 21: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on January 21

January 21st is officially International Sweatpants Day as well as National Hug Day.

We made it to day twenty one of the year and there’s 344 days left to go until we reach the new year.

Everyone who was born on January 21st shares the star sign of Aquarius.

January 21 has been a very important day throughout history with many important events… and also some not so important, but nonetheless fun to share.

Did you know that on this day in 2007, American pop singer Ariana Grande joined YouTube at 13 years old? She is of Italian descent and is half Sicilian, half Abruzzese.

Keep reading for more facts about January 21st in history!

What Happened On January 21 In History?

2020

A meteorite that hit Earth 2.2 billion years ago in Australia was announced as the world’s oldest.

2018

America’s Rocket Lab Electron sent a rocket that uses an electric filled pump engine into orbit, making it the first of its kind.

2017

Over two million women worldwide marched against Trump’s anti-women and offensive slews.

Donald Trump had only been in his presidency for 24 hours!
2007

American pop singer Ariana Grande joined YouTube at 13 years old.

1977

Hundreds of thousands of Americans who evaded Vietnam War were pardoned by President Jimmy Carter.

OTD in 1977: Hundreds of thousands of Americans who evaded Vietnam War were pardoned by President Jimmy Carter.
This is known as the Granting Pardon for Violations of the Selective Service Act. The President signed the proclamation on his first full day in office.
1972

The first Star Trek convention was held in New York City.

The "Star Trek Lives!" convention was held at the Statler Hilton hotel from January 21-23 and featured a variety of special guests from the show.
1921

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by British crime writer Agatha Christie was published.

This was her first novel and introduced famous character Hercule Poirot.
Source BBC
1793

King of France, Louis XVI faced gruesome guillotine execution for high treason.

OTD in 1793: King of France
1789

Power of Symphony by WH Brown’s became the first novel published in America.

1677

Medical paper on smallpox was published in Boston, making it first medical publication in American history.

Did you know that on this day, January 21st 2007, American pop singer Ariana Grande joined YouTube at 13 years old?