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
She wrote several of her children's works, including Heartbeat and Love That Dog, in verse. Who is she?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
Learn about people born on this day by reading the January 21 Birthday Horoscope.
Famous Birthdays iPhone App
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