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 This day in History - January 21
387 Historic Events for January 21
1985

-34øF (-37øC), Mt Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)

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1986

100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38øF (3øC), Indiana

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1986

Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed

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1986

Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA

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1987

BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to U of Mississippi

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1987

Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83

Death
1988

Abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies

Death
1988

US accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children

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1989

A woman is assaulted and raped in room of an Okla football player

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1989

Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer

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1990

John McEnroe becomes 1st ever expelled from Australian Open; for

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1990

41st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 12-7 at Pittsburgh

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1990

Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players assn exec director

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1990

Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic

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1991

Richard Bolling, (Rep-D-Mo)/US civil-rights leader, dies at 74

Death
1991

Howard "Red" Grange, football's galloping ghost, dies at 87

Death
1991

CBS News correspondant Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf

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1991

Frank Mitchell, actor (Music is Magic, Prairie Gunsmoke), dies

Death
1992

William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/pianist, dies at 81

Death
1993

Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder

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1993

Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77

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1994

Basel al-Assad, Syrian pres Assad son, dies in car accident at 31

Death
1994

Dow Jones passes 3900 (record 3,914.20)

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1994

Lorena Bobbitt found temporarily insane of chopping off spouse's penis

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1995

52th Golden Globes: Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, Jessica Lange

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