Today in History
Listings for Friday, January 21, 2022.
- 1743 John Fitch, had a working steamboat years before Fulton.
- 1813 John C Fremont, mapmaker & explorer of Western US
- 1815 Horace Wells, dentist, pioneer in use of medical anethesia.
- 1824 Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson, Confederate general
- 1884 Roger Nash Baldwin, founder of American Civil Liberties Union
- 1887 Wolfgang K”hler, Gestalt psychologist (The Mentality of Apes)
- 1922 Paul Scofield
- 1924 Telly Savalas
- 1925 Benny Hill
- 1939 Wolfman Jack
- 1940 Jack Nicklaus
- 1941 Placido Domingo, operatic tenor
- 1942 Mac Davis
- 1947 Jill Eikenberry
- 1956 Robby Benson
- 1957 Geena Davis
- 1963 Hakeem Olajuwon
- 1976 Emma Lee Bunton
- National Hugging Day
- 1813 The pineapple is introduced to Hawaii.
- 1954 The Nautilus launched, first nuclear submarine.
- 1962 Snow falls in San Francisco, believe it or not.
- 1979 Neptune becomes the outermost planet (Pluto moves closer).
That's all for today.