Three historical happenings from this date in history, Jan. 21:

*In 1846 the first edition of Charles Dickens’ newspaper “The Daily News” hits the streets.

*In 1977 President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.

*In 2008 Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst result since 9-11, and Asian stocks drop as much as 15 percent.

Happy birthday to you…Stonewall Jackson, Confederate general during the American Civil War, born in Clarksburg, VA in 1824…Hakeem Olajuwon, Nigerian-American NBA center, born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1963…Emma Bunton, (Baby Spice) English singer