January 21

January 21

International Observation Days
Errol Barrow Day (Barbados)
Flag Day (Quebec)
Lady of Altagracia Day (Dominican Republic)
National Hug Day (United States)

Events January 21
1643 – Abel Tasman becomes the first European to reach Tonga.
1840 – Jules Dumont d'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica.
1925 – Albania declares itself a republic.
2003 – A 7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes the Mexican state of Colima, killing 29 and leaving approximately 10,000 people homeless.
2008 – Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst result since 11 September 2001, and Asian stocks drop as much as 14%.

 

 

 

 

 



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