1991 - CBS News correspondent Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf
1977 - Italy legalizes abortion
1977 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter provides a presidential pardon to most Vietnam War draft dodgers.
1954 - World's first nuclear submarine enters service
1903 - "Wizard of Oz," premieres in New York City NY
This Day In Business
2009 - Toyota becomes the largest car maker in the world - passing General Motors whom had held the title for over 70 years.
1916 - The National Board of Censorship bans nudity in films.
1643 - Dutch mariner Abel Tasman discovers Tonga in the Pacific
1979 - In Miami, Super Bowl XIII takes place with a Pittsburgh Steelers victory and a Terry Bradshaw MVP.
January 21st Holiday
National Hug Day - Celebrated by offering hugs to anyone and everyone.
Today's Birthday Trivia
Her most popular song was 'Unwritten,' which was #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Who is she?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
Learn about people born on this day by reading the January 21 Birthday Horoscope.
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