Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Jan 21

Rugova, icon of the ethnic Albanian drive to win independence from Serbia, died on Saturday, January 21, 2006. Rugova, 61, was diagnosed with lung cancer in September 2005 and had been undergoing treatment at his residence in Pristina. Picture taken October 21, 2004. REUTERS/Arben Celi/File


1924 – Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin died of a brain haemorrhage. He had led the Bolsheviks to victory in the 1917 October Revolution.

1936 – Edward VIII was proclaimed Britain’s king following the death of his father, George V.

1976 – Two Anglo-French Concorde airliners took off simultaneously from Paris and London on the first scheduled passenger flights by a supersonic aircraft.

1994 – Communist demonstrators mark 70 years since death of Soviet State founder Vladimir Lenin.

1997 – German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and Czech Prime Minister Vaclav Klaus signed a declaration in which Germany expressed sorrow at the 1938-45 Nazi occupation of Czech lands.

2002 – NBA team New York Knicks suffer worst home loss in history.

2005 – Jan Nowak-Jezioranski, the Polish soldier who made death-defying trips between Warsaw and London during World War Two to carry messages to Poland’s government-in-exile, died aged 91.

2006 – Christening ceremony for Denmark’s Prince Christian.

2006 – Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova, the pacifist icon of the ethnic Albanian drive to win independence from Serbia, died aged 61.

2009 – Anthropologists complete identification process for hundreds of fossils in Mexico.

2018 – National women’s march in U.S.