History January 21st

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  1. JcMinJapan

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    1189 - Philip II, Henry II and Richard Lion hearted initiate 3rd Crusade

    1276 - Pierre de Tarantaise elected Pope Innocence V

    1677 - 1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox), Boston

    1732 - Russia and Persia sign Treaty of Riascha

    1789 - 1st American novel, WH Brown's "Power of Sympathy," is published

    1799 - Edward Jenner's smallpox vaccination is introduced

    1846 - 1st edition of Charles Dickens' "Daily News"

    1853 - Envelope-folding machine patented by Russell Hawes, Worcester, Mass

    1903 - Harry Houdini escapes police station Halvemaansteeg in Amsterdam

    1954 - 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited (NYC)

    1960 - Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km

    1979 - Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)

    1983 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht