THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 21/01


This day in #history 21/01
JANUARY 21ST

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1824 – Ashantees defeat British at Accra, West
Africa

1893 – The Tati Concessions Land , formerly part
of Matabeleland, was formally annexed to the
Bechuanaland Protectorate which is now
Botswana.

1925 – Albanian parliament announces itself a
republic; Ahmed Zogoe pres

1926 – Belgian parliament accepts Locarno
treaties

1972 – Manipur , Meghalaya & Tripura become
separate states of Indian union

1972 – Mizoram , formerly part of Assam , creates
an Indian union territory

1972 – Tripura becomes a full- fledged state in
India.

1977 – Italy legalizes abortion

1979 – Neptune becomes outermost planet ( Pluto
moves closer )

1993 – Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on
suspicion of murder

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1824 – Thomas Jackson [“Stonewall “], Clarksburg , Virginia , Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV Confed ), (d . 1863)
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1905 – Christian Dior, Normandy France, fashion designer (New Look)

1953 – Paul Allen , American entrepreneur , co-
founder of Microsoft

1963 – Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon , Nigeria , NBA
center ( Rockets, Oly- gold- 96)

FAMOUS DEATHS

1924 -.Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin,.Russian
Revolutionary leader and Premier, dies of a stroke at 53
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1950 – George Orwell, author ( Animal Farm, 1984) , dies in London at 46
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2006 – Ibrahim Rugova , President of Kosovo ( b.
1944)

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