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 - Jam Master Jay
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1965: Rapper and musician Jam Master Jay, the DJ of the legendary rap trio Run-DMC, is born Jason William Mizell in Brooklyn, New York. He was shot and killed at age 37 in a recording studio in Jamaica, Queens, New York, in an Oct. 30, 2002, incident that remains unsolved.


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