Historical Events for 21st January 2019

1821 – Paramaribo Suriname catches fire, 4 die
1893 – Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate (now Botswana)
1908 – “Sullivan Ordinance” is passed in NYC, making it illegal for a woman to smoke in public places. It was vetoed 2 weeks later by mayor George B. McClellan Jr.
1942 – Count Basie records “One O’Clock Jump”
1943 – Soviet forces reconquer Worosjilowsk
1946 – “Nellie Bly” opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 16 performances
1972 – Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura become separate states of Indian union
1982 – NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
1989 – Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL’s 2nd all time scorer
1996 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo

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