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On this day: January 21

POSTED: 12:57 PM PST Jan 18, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 20, 2014 

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 - Vladimir Lenin
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Library of Congress

1924: Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, one of the leaders of the October Revolution of 1917 that led to the creation of the Soviet Union, dies of a stroke at the age of 53 in Gorki, Soviet Union.

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