what happened on a day like today?
The Women’s March in the United States, the death of Lenin and Emiliano Sala, as well as the Cervantes Award given to Borges and Gerardo Diego are remembered.
Between the ephemeris most outstanding of January 21stthe Women’s March held throughout the United States in 2017 stands out, which brought together more than 500,000 women in Washington and Los Angeles, and more than 2.5 million around the world.
The call was formalized one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as the new president in the history of the United States and was organized the day before through social networks “in tribute to the champions of human rights, dignity and justice ”.
The historic march gathered more than half a million people in Washington and Los Angeles, and nearly 150,000 in Boston and Chicago. They also came out in protest in Denver, Miami, Seattle and Philadelphia, as well as in European cities like Prague and Sydney. In addition, some figures from the show such as Scarlett Johansson, Madonna, Cher and Katy Perry, among others, also participated.
Meanwhile, the January 21st Vladimir Ilych Ulyanov, better known under the pseudonym of Leninfounder of the Russian Communist Party and main architect of the Russian Revolution of 1917, as a result of a stroke at the age of 69.
Lenin, who ventured into the world of politics since the execution of his brother Aleksandr for participating in the attempted coup against Alexander III, saw the possibility of coming to power after the country was weakened in the middle of World War I. World.
The Russian Revolution of 1917 marked the arrival of the first communist system in history and Lenin fulfilled his promises: he signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk that certified Russia’s withdrawal from the First World War, returned to the peasants the lands expropriated by landlords and created the Soviet Union five years later. After his death, Iósif Stalin prevailed over Leon Trotsky and remained the highest leader of Russia.
In turn, the January 21st The death of the former Argentine soccer player is also remembered Emiliano Salawho died in a plane crash while en route to Wales to sign his contract with Premier League side Cardiff City in 2019.
The 28-year-old Argentine striker, who was playing for Nantes in France at the time, agreed to travel in the Piper Malibu N264DB bound for Cardiff. However, the plane disappeared from radar over the English Channel, and two weeks later the player’s body was found at a depth of 68 meters.
The pilot David Henderson was sentenced to 18 months in prison for having started the flight despite the complications that the aircraft presented prior to takeoff. Sala’s remains were repatriated to Argentina in February 2019 and tributes were made in the Premier League, Ligue 1 and the Argentine tournament.
The January 21st The awarding of the Cervantes Prize to the writers Jorge Luis Borges and Gerardo Diego in 1980, who unanimously prevailed in the jury’s vote, is also remembered. The award was granted by King Juan Carlos and King Sofia, who presided over the event together with Ricardo de la Cierva, Luis González Seara, Manuel Martell and Joaquín de Entrambasaguas.
“The work of Borges and Gerardo Diego provides the opportunity to tell ourselves that life, the world and history are charged with: emotion and they magnify our existence if we give ourselves to them with generosity and enthusiasm”, said King Juan Carlos during the award ceremony.
Ephemeris January 21
- 1506 – The Swiss Guard, the military body in charge of Vatican security, is officially founded.
- 1905 – Christian Dior, fashion designer, born.
- 1923 – Lola Flores, flamenco singer, is born.
- 1924 – Vladimir Ilych Ulyanov, “Lenin”, the main architect of the Russian revolution of 1917 and founder of the Soviet State, dies.
- 1924 – Benny Hill, English comedian and actor, is born.
- 1928 – Reynaldo Bignone, Argentine soldier and de facto president, is born.
- 1938 – Georges Méliès, French illusionist and filmmaker, dies.
- 1941 – Plácido Domingo, Spanish tenor, was born.
- 1976 – The supersonic passenger plane “Concorde” starts regular flights.
- 1980 – Jorge Luis Borges and Gerardo Diego, awarded “ex aequo” with the Cervantes Prize.
- 1994- 25 volunteer firefighters between the ages of 11 and 22 died trying to put out a fire in Puerto Madryn, Chubut, a fact known as “The tragedy of the little firefighters.”
- 1996 – Cristian Pavón, Argentine soccer player is born.
- 1998 – John Paul II arrives in Havana for a five-day visit to Cuba.
- 2001 – Germany’s Jutta Kleinschmidt becomes the first woman to win the Dakar Rally.
- 2003 – In Colima (Mexico) an earthquake of magnitude 7.7 on the Richter scale occurs, with 53 deaths, 300 injuries and more than 10,000 homes affected.
- 2017 – The Women’s March convenes 500,000 people in Washington and more than 2.5 million in the rest of the world.
- 2019 – The Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala dies when the plane he was traveling in falls over the English Channel.