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Today in history 1-21-2021

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President George Bush and first lady Barbara Bush attend one of the Inaugural Balls, Jan. 21, 1989, at the D.C Armory in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By The Associated Press

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2021. There are 344 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Jan. 21, 2020, the U.S. reported its first known case of the new virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who had returned the previous week from the outbreak’s epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle; U.S. officials stressed that they believed the overall risk of the virus to the American public remained low.


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