What happened this day in history January 21, 1971

What are the important events that happened on January 21, 1971? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 21, 1971: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 21, 1971 is the 21st day of the year 1971 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 344 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 8, 1971 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 33,264,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘icosihenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $4,302.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Dog is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 21, 1971 Historical Events

  • 1971
    The current Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, begins transmitting UHF broadcasts.

Who were born on January 21, 1971?

  • 1971
    Alan McManus, Scottish snooker player
  • 1971
    Doug Weight, American ice hockey player
  • 1971
    Tweet, American singer

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