On this day: January 21

POSTED: 12:57 PM PST Jan 18, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 20, 2016 

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 - Charles Brown
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1999: Blues singer and pianist Charles Brown, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member whose hits included "Driftin' Blues," "Black Night," "Merry Christmas Baby" and "Please Come Home for Christmas," dies of congestive heart failure at the age of 76 in Oakland, California.


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