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 - The Power of Sympathy
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1789: The first American novel, "The Power of Sympathy: or, The Triumph of Nature," is printed in Boston, Mass.

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