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  • Persian Gate, near Persepolis
    Tuesday Jan 21, 330

    Ancient Greece

    Battle of the Persian Gate

    Persian Gate, near Persepolis
    Tuesday Jan 21, 330

    In the winter of 330 BC, at the Battle of the Persian Gate northeast of today's Yasuj in Iran, the Persian satrap Ariobarzanes led a last stand of the Persian forces. As a result, Alexander consolidated control of half of Persia and captures its dynastic center.




  • Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Saturday Jan 21, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    The City had no electricity and newspaper distribution was halted

    Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Saturday Jan 21, 1905

    By 21 January [O.S. 8 January] 1905, the city had no electricity and newspaper distribution was halted. All public areas were declared closed.




  • Dublin, Ireland
    Tuesday Jan 21, 1919

    Irish War of Independence

    First Dáil

    Dublin, Ireland
    Tuesday Jan 21, 1919

    Sinn Féin won 91% of the seats outside of Ulster on 46.9% of votes cast, but was in a minority in Ulster, where unionists were in a majority. Sinn Féin pledged not to sit in the UK Parliament at Westminster, but rather to set up an Irish Parliament. This parliament, known as the First Dáil, and its ministry, called the Aireacht, consisting only of Sinn Féin members, met at the Mansion House on 21 January 1919.




  • Ireland
    Tuesday Jan 21, 1919

    Irish War of Independence

    Breakaway Government

    Ireland
    Tuesday Jan 21, 1919

    On 21 January 1919 they formed a breakaway government (Dáil Éireann) and declared Irish independence.




  • Soloheadbeg, Ireland
    Tuesday Jan 21, 1919

    Irish War of Independence

    Soloheadbeg Ambush

    Soloheadbeg, Ireland
    Tuesday Jan 21, 1919

    While it was not clear in the beginning of 1919 that the Dáil ever intended to gain independence by military means, and war was not explicitly threatened in Sinn Féin's 1918 manifesto, an incident occurred on 21 January 1919, the same day as the First Dáil convened. The Soloheadbeg Ambush, in County Tipperary, was led by Seán Treacy, Séumas Robinson, Seán Hogan and Dan Breen acting on their own initiative.




  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Saturday Jan 21, 1922

    Irish War of Independence

    Winston Churchill arranged a meeting between Collins and James Craig

    Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Saturday Jan 21, 1922

    Winston Churchill arranged a meeting between Collins and James Craig on 21 January 1922 and the southern boycott of Belfast goods was lifted but then re-imposed after several weeks.




  • Gorki Leninskiye, U.S.S.R.
    Monday Jan 21, 1924

    Vladimir Lenin

    Death

    Gorki Leninskiye, U.S.S.R.
    Monday Jan 21, 1924

    On 21 January 1924, Lenin fell into a coma and died later that day.


  • Russia
    Monday Jan 21, 1924

    Joseph Stalin

    Lenin Died

    Russia
    Monday Jan 21, 1924

    Lenin died in January 1924.


  • St James's Palace, Marlborough Road, London, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jan 21, 1936

    Edward VIII

    Edward broke with Custom

    St James's Palace, Marlborough Road, London, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jan 21, 1936

    The next day, accompanied by Simpson, he broke with custom by watching the proclamation of his own accession from a window of St James's Palace.


  • Iran
    Monday Jan 21, 1963

    Ruhollah Khomeini

    Khomeini issued a strongly worded declaration denouncing the Shah and his plans

    Iran
    Monday Jan 21, 1963

    On 22 January 1963 Khomeini issued a strongly worded declaration denouncing the Shah and his plans. Two days later the Shah took an armored column to Qom, and delivered a speech harshly attacking the ulama as a class.


  • Thule Air Base (formerly Pituffik), Greenland
    Sunday Jan 21, 1968

    Atomic Bomb

    1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash

    Thule Air Base (formerly Pituffik), Greenland
    Sunday Jan 21, 1968

    January 21, 1968: the 1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash involved a United States Air Force (USAF) B-52 bomber. The aircraft was carrying four hydrogen bombs when a cabin fire forced the crew to abandon the aircraft. Six crew members ejected safely, but one who did not have an ejection seat was killed while trying to bail out. The bomber crashed onto sea ice in Greenland, causing the nuclear payload to rupture and disperse, which resulted in widespread radioactive contamination.


  • Sukhbaatar Square, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Sunday Jan 21, 1990

    Mongolian Revolution of 1990

    Sükhbaatar Square demonstration

    Sukhbaatar Square, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Sunday Jan 21, 1990

    A demonstration on Sükhbaatar Square on 21 January (in weather of -30 C) followed the Freedom Square demonstration.


  • Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 21, 1995

    Jim Carrey

    The First Golden Globe Award nomination

    Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 21, 1995

    Jim Carrey received his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor for his work in The Mask.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 21, 2009

    US Airways Flight 1549: Sully

    NTSB foundings

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 21, 2009

    On January 21, the NTSB found evidence of soft-body damage in the right engine along with organic debris including a feather. The left engine also evidenced soft body impact, with: "dents on both the spinner and inlet lip of the engine cowling. Five booster inlet guide vanes are fractured and eight outlet guide vanes are missing." Both engines, missing large portions of their housings, were sent to the manufacturer for examination. On January 31, the plane was moved to Kearny, New Jersey. The bird remains were later identified by DNA testing to be Canada geese, which typically weigh more than engines are designed to withstand ingesting.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 21, 2013

    Barack Obama

    Second Term

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 21, 2013

    Second inauguration was on January 21, 2013.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 21, 2013

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock Was Attacked by The Shield

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 21, 2013

    The following week on Raw, The Rock was attacked by The Shield. Vince McMahon then asserted that if The Shield attacked The Rock in his title match with CM Punk, Punk would be stripped of the WWE Championship.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 21, 2013

    Atari, Inc.

    Bankruptcy

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 21, 2013

    On January 21, 2013, the four related companies Atari, Atari Interactive, Humongous, and California US Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. All three Ataris emerged from bankruptcy one year later and the entering of the social casino gaming industry with Atari Casino. Frederic Chesnais, who now heads all three companies, stated that their entire operations consist of a staff of 10 people.


  • England
    Monday Jan 21, 2013

    Prince Harry

    Returning Back to England

    England
    Monday Jan 21, 2013

    On 21 January 2013, it was announced that Harry was returning from a 20-week deployment in Afghanistan,where he served as an Apache co-pilot/gunner.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

    Microsoft

    Microsoft Surface Hub

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

    On January 21, 2015, Microsoft announced the release of their first Interactive whiteboard, Microsoft Surface Hub.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook's attempt To Filter out False or Misleading Content

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

    As of January 21, 2015, Facebook's algorithm was revised in an attempt to filter out false or misleading content, such as fake news stories and hoaxes.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 21, 2019

    Google LLC

    CNIL Imposed a Record €50 Million Fine on Google

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 21, 2019

    On January 21, 2019, French data regulator CNIL imposed a record €50 million fine on Google for breaching the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.


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