On This Day: January 21st
This is 21st day of the year and 345 days remain in the year.
King Louis XVI was guillotined for treason.
The first Kiwanis Club was founded in Detroit.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin died in Moscow.
George Orwell died in London.
Former State department official Alger Hiss found guilty of perjury.
USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine was launched.
The U.S. Census Bureau reported that Hispanics had surpassed Blacks as the largest minority group.
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rules in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that the government cannot restrict the spending of corporations for political campaigns, maintaining that it's their First Amendment right to support candidates as they choose. This decision upsets two previous precedents on the free-speech rights of corporations.
January 21 BirthdaysStonewall Jackson(Thomas Jonathan Jackson) 1824–1863, American Confederate General.
Christian Diorfashion designer
John C. Fremontexplorer, soldier, and political leader