Saturday, January 24, 2015

21st January date

21st January in History:
1774 – Abdul Hamid I became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.
1789 – The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, is printed in Boston.
1899 – Opel manufactures its first automobile.
1908 – New York City passes the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public, only to have the measure vetoed by the mayor.
1911 – The first Monte Carlo Rally takes place.
1925 – Albania declares itself a republic.
1954 – The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched in Groton, Connecticut by Mamie Eisenhower, the First Lady of the United States.

Birthdays today:
1986 – Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian actor

Festivals and celebrations:
Errol Barrow Day (Barbados)
Flag Day (Quebec)
Lady of Altagracia Day (Dominican Republic)
National Hug Day (United States)
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