On This Day 21 January

Important Days

Important Events

2009 – Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip, officially ending a three-week war it had with Hamas. However, intermittent fire by both sides continues in the weeks to follow.

2011 – Anti government demonstrations take place in Tirana, Albania. Five people lose their lives from gunshots, allegedly fired from armed police protecting the Prime Minister’s office. To date, no one has been held accountable for the deaths.

2017 – Over 400 cities across America and 160+ countries worldwide participate in a large-scale women’s march, on Donald Trump’s first full day as President of the United States.

2018 – Rocket Lab’s Electron becomes the first rocket to reach orbit using an electric pump-fed engine and deploys three CubeSats.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1986 – Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian actor

1999 – Rubina Ali, Indian actress

Death/ Death Anniversary

1945 – Rash Behari Bose, Indian soldier and engineer (b. 1886)

1963 – Acharya Shivpujan Sahay, Indian author, poet, and academic (b. 1893)

2011 – E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1958)

2016 – Mrinalini Sarabhai, a 1992-Padma Bhushan award winner Indian classical dancer, choreographer and instructor. (b. 1918)