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  • Kosovo
    Thursday Jan 1, 1981

    Kosovo War

    4,000 Serbs moved from Kosovo to central Serbia

    Kosovo
    Thursday Jan 1, 1981

    In 1981 it was reported that some 4,000 Serbs moved from Kosovo to central Serbia after the Kosovo Albanian riots in March that resulted in several Serb deaths and the desecration of Serbian Orthodox architecture and graveyards.




  • Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Sunday Jan 4, 1981

    Iran–Iraq War

    The Battle of Dezful

    Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Sunday Jan 4, 1981

    In Battle of Dezful, the Iranian armoured divisions were nearly wiped out in one of the biggest tank battles of the war. When the Iranian tanks tried to manoeuvre, they became stuck in the mud of the marshes, and many tanks were abandoned. The Iraqis lost 45 T-55 and T-62 tanks, while the Iranians lost 100–200 Chieftain and M-60 tanks. Reporters counted roughly 150 destroyed or deserted Iranian tanks , and also 40 Iraqi tanks. 141 Iranians were killed during the battle.




  • Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Sunday Jan 4, 1981

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Nasr

    Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Sunday Jan 4, 1981

    On 5 January 1981, Iran had reorganised its forces enough to launch a large-scale offensive, Operation Nasr (Victory).




  • Algeria
    Monday Jan 19, 1981

    Iranian Revolution

    The Algiers Accords and The hostages release

    Algeria
    Monday Jan 19, 1981

    The hostage crisis ended with the signing of the Algiers Accords in Algeria on 19 January 1981. The hostages were formally released to United States custody the following day, just minutes after Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the new American president.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1981

    Ronald Reagan

    A President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1981

    The presidency of Ronald Reagan began on January 20, 1981, when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th President of the United States.




  • Tehran, Iran
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1981

    Jimmy Carter

    Fifty-two American hostage

    Tehran, Iran
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1981

    Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for the next 444 days until they were finally freed immediately after Ronald Reagan succeeded Carter as President on January 20, 1981.




  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 28, 1981

    Christopher Paul Gardner

    Christopher Jarrett Medina Gardner's Birth

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 28, 1981

    Their son Christopher Jarrett Gardner Jr. was born on January 28, 1981. Gardner worked as a research lab assistant at UCSF and at the Veterans' Hospital after leaving the service. His position as a research lab assistant paid only about $8,000 a year, which was not enough for him to support a live-in girlfriend and a child. After four years, he quit these jobs and doubled his salary by taking a job as a medical equipment salesman.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 28, 1981

    Christopher Jarrett Medina Gardner

    Birth

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 28, 1981

    Christopher Jarrett Medina Gardner was born to Chris Gardner and Jackie Medina, on 28 January 1981.


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