Historical Events For January - 20
Monday, 19 February 2018
1994 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenyan vice-pres (1963-66), dies at about 81 on January - 20.
1995 On January - 20 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike
1995 On January - 20 a strike-shortened National Hockey League season opened, with teams playing a 48-game schedule instead of the usual 84.
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 January - 20 the United States announced it was easing the trade embargo in effect against North Korea since the Korean War.
1995 John Halas, Hungarian/US cartoonist (Animal Farm), dies at 81 on this day in history.
1996 Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win World Series Cup on this day in history.
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 January - 20.
1996 On January - 20 buster Benton, singer/guitarist, dies at 63
1997 On January - 20 comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars' orbit
1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM on January - 20.
1997 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 on this day in history.
1997 On this day in history pakistan defeats West Indies 2-0 to win Australia one-day Series
1997 President Clinton was inaugurated for his second term in office on this day in history.
1998 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Mama & Papas, Eagles on this day in history.
1998 Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tuesday night programming on this day in history.
1999 On January - 20 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 January - 20.
2000 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 on this day in history.
2001 George W. Bush was inaugurated as the 43rd president of the United States on January - 20.
2001 On January - 20 just hours before leaving office, President Clinton issued 176 pardons -- a number of them controversial.
2003 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 on this day in history.
2004 President George W. Bush, in his State of the Union address, warned that the threat of more terrorist attacks was still very real on this day in history.
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 January - 20 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 January - 20.
2014 On this day in history credit cards of at least 20 million South Koreans are hacked
2017 Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America and Mike Pence as the 48th Vice President on this day in history.
2017 On this day in history car ploughs into pedestrians in central Melbourne, killing 6 and injuring 27
2017 On January - 20 donald Trump is sworn in by Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts as the 45th President of the United States of America. Trump, a Republican New York City businessman, becomes the first non-political office holder or member of the military to hold the office. Mike Pence, former Governor of Indiana, takes the oath of office as the 48th Vice-President of the United States.