(1793) France’s deposed King Louis XVI guillotinedFour years after the revolution turned his gilded world upside down, King Louis XVI is the first French king to be executed, bringing more than a millennium of monarchical rule to an end.The execution of Louis XVI, by means of the guillotine, took place on 21 January 1793 at the Place de la Révolution in Paris. It was a major event of the French Revolution. After events on the 10 August 1792, which saw the fall of the monarchy after the attack on the Tuileries by insurgents, Louis was arrested, interned in the Temple prison with his family, tried for high treason before the National Convention, convicted in a near-unanimous vote, and condemned to death by a slight majority. His execution made him the first victim of the Reign of Terror. His wife Marie Antoinette was guillotined on 16 October, the same year.
Date: Jan 21, 1793
wiki/Execution_of_Louis_XVI(1950) Suspected Soviet spy Alger Hiss convicted of perjuryBeyond the statute of limitations for treason, former US State Department official Alger Hiss is found guilty of the lesser charge of perjury for lying about his involvement in a Soviet spy ring.Alger Hiss was an American government official who was accused of being a Soviet spy in 1948 and convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in 1950. Before he was tried and convicted, he was involved in the establishment of the United Nations both as a U.S. State Department official and as a U.N. official. In later life he worked as a lecturer and author.
Lived: Nov 11, 1904 – Nov 15, 1996 (age 92) Spouse: Isabel Johnson (m. 1985 – 1996) · Priscilla Hobson (m. 1929 – 1984) Written works: Recollections of a life · In the court of public opinion Children: Tony Hiss (Son) · Timothy Hobson TV shows: The World at War Parents: Mary Lavinia Hughes · Charles Alger Hiss
wiki/Alger_Hiss(1976) The Concorde supersonic jet begins commercial flightsWith two scheduled routes, London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio, the Concorde begins ferrying commercial customers at 1,350 miles per hour, breaking the sound barrier and reducing transcontinental travel time by roughly half.Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde is a British-French turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner that was operated until 2003. It had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04, with seating for 92 to 128 passengers. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued flying for the next 27 years. It is one of only two supersonic transports to have been operated commercially; the other is the Soviet-built Tupolev Tu-144, which was operated for a much shorter period.
Maximum speed: 1,354 mph (2,179 km/h) Range: 4,505 miles (7,250 km) Maiden flight: Mar 02, 1969 Length: 202 feet (61.67 m) Wingspan: 84′ 0″ (25.60 m) Cruising speed: 1,320 mph (2,124 km/h)
wiki/Concorde(1977) Carter pardons most Vietnam draft dodgersOn his second day as president, Jimmy Carter honors a campaign promise to pardon Vietnam-era draft evaders, expunging their criminal records. Up to a million estimated AWOL veterans are excluded.Draft evasion is an intentional decision not to comply with the military conscription policies of one’s nation. Such practices that do not involve law breaking or which are based on conscientious objection are sometimes referred to as “draft avoidance.” Refusing to submit to the draft is considered a criminal offense in most countries where conscription is in effect. Those who practice draft evasion are sometimes pejoratively referred to as “draft dodgers”, a term which was made popular during the Vietnam War. Draft evasion is distinct from desertion in that only an active member of a military service can become a deserter by absenting himself or herself from the army without receiving a valid leave of absence or discharge and without any intention of returning to the army. wiki/Draft_evasion3.2.j17