On this day: January 21

POSTED: 12:57 PM PST Jan 18, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 20, 2015 

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 - Newt Gingrich
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1997: The U.S. House of Representatives reprimands Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and orders him to pay a $300,000 penalty for claiming tax-exempt status for a college course run for political purposes. Gingrich was the first speaker of the House to be internally disciplined for ethical misconduct.


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