According to Gregory calendar, January 21 is the day number 21 in a given year. January 21 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 21 January in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1525The Anabaptist Movement was born when founders Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, and George Blaurock re-baptized each other and otherfollowers in Zürich, Switzerland, believing that the Christianreligious practice of infant baptism is invalid because a child cannotcommit to a religious faith.
1726The Conventical Act was adopted in Sweden.
1732Russia and Persia signed the Treaty of Resacha, Russia would no longer claim territories based on the terms of the agreement.
1737Three lakh people died due to severe storms in the Bay of Bengal.
1789The Power of Sympathy by William Hill Brown, widely considered to be the first American novel, was published.
1809The first book of Geology in American was published by 'William' McLure.
1840The French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville discovered AdélieLand, Antarctica.
1912Raymond Poincaré, who would pursue hardline anti-German policies, began his first term as Prime Minister of France.
1921The Communist Party of Italy was founded in the city of Livorno.
1924In the former Soviet Union, the leader of the communist revolution known as Lenin, Viladmir Elich Aulianov, died.
1930Edwin Eugene Aldrin, the second man to step on the moon, was born.
1931Sir Isaac Isaacs became the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
1936Emperor George V of Britain died.
1941Sparked by the murder of a German officer in Bucharest, Romania, the day before, members of the Iron Guard engaged in a rebellion and pogrom, killing 125 Jews.
1941The United States lifted the trade embargo imposed on the Soviet Union, which was imposed during the Winter War.
1945Franklin D. Roosevelt became the President of the US for the fourth time.
1959European Court of Human Rights was established.
1960The experimental spacecraft's launch escape system, Little Joe 1B, took the experimental flight.
1963Renowned novelist, storyteller, editor and journalist Shivpujan Sahai of Hindi literature died.
1963Following a period of chaos in Congo-Léopoldville and United Nations intervention, the secession of Katanga came to an end.
1968Vietnam War-The Vietnam People's Army attacked Khe Sanh Combat Base, a U.S. Marines outpost in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam,starting the Battle of Khe Sanh.
1968Cold War-A B-52 bomber carrying four nuclear weapons crashed into sea ice near Thule Air Base, Greenland, causing widespread radioactive contamination.
1973The Communist League was established in Denmark.
1976The Concorde supersonic transports began scheduled commercial flights to London, Paris, Bahrain, and Rio de Janeiro.
1980US President Jimmy Carter announced boycott of Moscow Olympics.
1986It was the first federal holiday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
1994Lorraine Bobbitt was found not guilty by reason of insanity on charges of killing her husband John.
1996Nearly 340 people died after a boat capsized near Indonesia's Sumatra coast.
1996Rudy Galindo wins U.S. male Figure championship.
199653th Golden Globes: The elites are Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman and John Travolta.
1997The U.S. House of Representatives voted 395–28 to reprimand Newt Gingrich for ethics violations, making him the first Speaker of the House to be so disciplined.
1998The news of affairs between Lewinsky and President Clinton is published. The president denies allegations.
2008The Eyak language in Alaska became extinct after Marie Smith Jones, the language's last native speaker, died, an event that became a symbol in the fight against language extinction.
2009A pilot was killed when an air force training aircraft Suryakiran crashed in Bidar, Karnataka.
2010Toyota Company announced recalls for just about 5.2 million vehicles for a pedal entrapment and floor mat problem.
2011In a referendum based on official figures, it has been found that about 99% of Sudanese voted for independence from the north.
2011Tunisians take part in a demonstration. They urge the interim government to step down.
2011A protest in Tirana to protest the alleged corruption of the Albanian government, led to the killings of three demonstrators by the Republican Guard.
2012Top international virologist agreed to halt work on a more virulent strain of H5N1 influenza virus due to fear over bioterrorism.
2013Countries like France, Germany and nine other countries within the EU are waiting for the approval from EU Finance Ministers to institute the Tobin tax. It is a tax on financial transaction.
2014Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announces plans to raise the price of gas to 17 percent from 6 percent.
763The Abbasid Caliphate crushed the Valid Revolt when one of the rebellion leaders was mortally wounded in battle near Basra in what is now Iraq.

Important Historical Events of 21 January in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1964India's great spinner Bhagwat Chandrasekhar made his Test debut. He took a total of five wickets in the match played against England in Mumbai.
1972Tripura, part of the former independent Twipra Kingdom, became full-fledged state in India.
2008India successfully launched an spy satellite of Israel and installed it in Polar Arbit.

Famous People's Birthdays on 21 January 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1944Pratibha Ray / Author / India
1922Harcharan Singh Brar / Politician / India
1924Madhu Dandavate / Politician / India
1943Pratibha Roy / Author / India
1952Pradeep Rawat / Actor / India
1980Kim Sharma / Actress / India
1999Rubina Ali / Actress / India

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