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On this day: January 21

Published On: Jan 18 2013 02:57:15 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 21 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

Louis XVI is guillotined, the first nuclear-powered submarine launches, the nation catches "Saturday Night Fever," and President Reagan's second inauguration heads indoors, all on this day.

OTD January 21 - Jimmy Carter
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1977: A day after his inauguration, U.S. President Jimmy Carter follows through on his campaign promise and pardons nearly all American Vietnam War draft evaders, some of whom had emigrated to Canada.

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