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Historical Events Happened In January - 20

Monday, 26 January 2015

1994  Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenyan vice-pres (1963-66), dies at about 81 on January - 20.  

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  On this day in history the U.S. State Department announces a partial lifting of economic sanctions against North Korea.  

1995  The United States announced it was easing the trade embargo in effect against North Korea since the Korean War on January - 20.  

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

1996  Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win World Series Cup on January - 20.  

1996  US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan on January - 20.  

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

1996  On January - 20 buster Benton, singer/guitarist, dies at 63  

1997  Comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars' orbit on this day in history.  

1997  On January - 20 howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM  

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 January - 20.  

1997  On January - 20 pakistan defeats West Indies 2-0 to win Australia one-day Series  

1997  On this day in history president Clinton was inaugurated for his second term in office.  

1998  Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Mama & Papas, Eagles on January - 20.  

1998  On January - 20 warner Brothers TV Network begins Tuesday night programming  

1999  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." on this day in history.  

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

2000  On January - 20 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  On January - 20 george W. Bush was inaugurated as the 43rd president of the United States.  

2001  Just hours before leaving office, President Clinton issued 176 pardons -- a number of them controversial on January - 20.  

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 January - 20.  

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

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.  

2014  Credit cards of at least 20 million South Koreans are hacked on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1292  On January - 20 birth of elisabeth I of Bohemia (d. 1330)  

1358  On January - 20 birth of eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (d. 1382)  

1435  Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (d. 1490) was born on January - 20.  

1554  On this day in history birth of king Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578)  

1586  Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel) was born on January - 20.  

1622  On this day in history birth of susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns  

1654  Michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet was born on January - 20.  

Famous Deaths In January - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0250  Fabianus, Pope (236-50)/saint, dies on January - 20.  

0287  Death of St. Sebastian on January - 20.  

0820  Abu Abdallah M ibn Idris al-Sjafi'i, islamic (Book of Mother), dies on January - 20.  

0842  Theophilus, Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies on January - 20.  

0882  On January - 20 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.