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January 21 is a unique day that carries an array of celebrations. Not only is it National Hugging Day, a day that inspires individuals to spread warmth and affection through the simple act of hugging, but it's also International Sweatpants Day, World Religion Day, National Granola Bar Day, and more.

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Interesting Facts of January 21st

  1. 1. There are 344 days remaining until the end of the year (345 in leap years) on this date.
  2. 2. King Louis XVI of France was executed by guillotine during the French Revolution on this day in 1793.
  3. 3. The Concorde supersonic jet began its commercial service on this day in 1976.
  4. 4. The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, was launched in Groton, Connecticut on January 21, 1954.
  5. 5. January 21, 1924, marks the death of Vladimir Lenin, revolutionary and political theorist who served as the head of government in Soviet Russia (1917-1922) and the Soviet Union (1922-1924).