January 21 1954 – USS Nautilus, the First Nuclear-Powered Submarine, is Christened in Connecticut

January 21 1954 – USS Nautilus, the First Nuclear-Powered Submarine, is Christened in Connecticut5 (100%) 1 vote In the midst of a constant quest for technological superiority on the battlefield of the Cold War, the United States took a large leap forward with the christening of the USS Nautilus on January 21, 1954. By developing a nuclear-powered submarine, the US Navy gained mission capabilities their Soviet counterparts would spend four years scrambling to catch up with. The process toward developing a nuclear-powered vessel began at the end of 1947. The culmination of the Manhattan Project — two atomic bombs dropped on Japan to end World War II — gave the […]

January 21 1793 – King Louis XVI Of France Is Guillotined As Part Of The French Revolution

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January 21 1793 – King Louis XVI Of France Is Guillotined As Part Of The French Revolution2.5 (50%) 4 votes On January 21, 1793, French King Louis XVI was executed by guillotine at the Place de la Revolution in Paris following a conviction of high treason by the National Convention. The execution was a direct result of the fall of the Bourbon monarchy and marked an important turn of events in the French Revolution. Louis was born at Versailles in August 1754. In 1770, a royal marriage was arranged between Louis and Marie Antoinette, the daughter of the Emperor and Empress of Austria in an alliance that was intended to […]