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Today in History for January 21st

Highlights of Today in History: France's King Louis XVI executed; Vladimir Lenin dies; Alger Hiss found guilty of lying to grand jury; President Jimmy Carter pardons Vietnam draft evaders; Concorde begins service. (Jan. 21)


Abuse report in German diocese faults retired pope

Survivors of clergy sexual abuse say they are not surprised following a long-awaited report on the handling of cases in Germany's Munich diocese in the 1970s and 1980s, adding they want to see action. The report faults retired Pope Benedict XVI. (Jan. 20)


NBA at 75: Transformation during the 1980s

The 1980s became a transformative decade for the NBA, where television audiences reached new heights, the financial picture changed and the league expanded into new markets. (Jan. 20)