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Historical Events Happened In January - 20

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

1994  Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenyan vice-pres (1963-66), dies at about 81 on this day in history.  

1995  On this day in history 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike  

1995  A strike-shortened National Hockey League season opened, with teams playing a 48-game schedule instead of the usual 84 on this day in history.  

1995  On this day in history russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)  

1995  The U.S. State Department announces a partial lifting of economic sanctions against North Korea on this day in history.  

1995  On this day in history the United States announced it was easing the trade embargo in effect against North Korea since the Korean War.  

1995  On this day in history john Halas, Hungarian/US cartoonist (Animal Farm), dies at 81  

1996  On this day in history australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win World Series Cup  

1996  US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan on this day in history.  

1996  Yasser Arafat was elected president of the Palestinian Authority, with 88 percent of the vote on this day in history.  

1996  On this day in history buster Benton, singer/guitarist, dies at 63  

1997  On this day in history comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars' orbit  

1997  Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM on this day in history.  

1997  On this day in history millionaire Steve Fossett landed in northern India after a record-setting bid to become the first person to circle the globe in a hot-air balloon.  

1997  Pakistan defeats West Indies 2-0 to win Australia one-day Series on this day in history.  

1997  President Clinton was inaugurated for his second term in office on this day in history.  

1998  On this day in history rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Mama & Papas, Eagles  

1998  On this day in history warner Brothers TV Network begins Tuesday night programming  

1999  On this day in history on day two of U.S. President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, his lawyers argue their case before the Senate, calling the House-passed articles of impeachment "flawed and unfair."  

2000  Moveable Media, internet pioneer, is founded on this day in history.  

2000  On this day in history sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., warned the U.N. Security Council that the United States would withdraw from the world body if it failed to respect American sovereignty.  

2001  George W. Bush was inaugurated as the 43rd president of the United States on this day in history.  

2001  Just hours before leaving office, President Clinton issued 176 pardons -- a number of them controversial on this day in history.  

2003  On this day in history britain said it was sending 26,000 troops to the Gulf for possible deployment to Iraq but France said it would not support a United Nations resolution for military action.  

2004  On this day in history president George W. Bush, in his State of the Union address, warned that the threat of more terrorist attacks was still very real.  

2005  George W. Bush is inaugurated in Washington, D.C. for his second term as 43rd President of the United States on this day in history.  

2005  On this day in history ireland completes metrication.  

2009  On this day in history barack Obama, inaugurated as e 44 President of e United ates of America, becomes e United ates' fir African-American president  

2013  Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

0225  Gordian III, Roman Emperor (d. 244) was born on this day in history.  

1292  Elisabeth I of Bohemia (d. 1330) was born on this day in history.  

1358  On this day in history birth of eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (d. 1382)  

1435  On this day in history birth of ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (d. 1490)  

1554  King Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578) was born on this day in history.  

1586  Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel) was born on this day in history.  

1622  Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns was born on this day in history.  

1654  On this day in history birth of michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet  

Famous Deaths In January - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0250  On this day in history fabianus, Pope (236-50)/saint, dies  

0287  Death of St. Sebastian on this day in history.  

0820  Abu Abdallah M ibn Idris al-Sjafi'i, islamic (Book of Mother), dies on this day in history.  

0842  Theophilus, Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies on this day in history.  

0882  On this day in history louis II/III the Younger, German king (876-82), dies  

1156  Death of Bishop Henry, patron saint of Finland on this day in history.  

1191  Death of Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (b. 1167) on this day in history.  

1479  John II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81 on this day in history.