On this day: January 21

Published On: Jan 18 2013 02:57:15 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 21 2015 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 - Jefferson Davis
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1861: Calling it the "the saddest day of my life," Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate. The next month he would be selected as provisional president of the Confederate States of America.

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