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Historical Events For January - 20

Thursday, 23 February 2017

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

1995  1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike on January - 20.  

1995  A strike-shortened National Hockey League season opened, with teams playing a 48-game schedule instead of the usual 84 on January - 20.  

1995  Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record) on this day in history.  

1995  The U.S. State Department announces a partial lifting of economic sanctions against North Korea on January - 20.  

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 January - 20.  

1996  On January - 20 australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win World Series Cup  

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 January - 20.  

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

1997  Comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars' orbit on January - 20.  

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

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 January - 20.  

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 January - 20.  

1998  Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tuesday night programming on January - 20.  

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 January - 20.  

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  On January - 20 just hours before leaving office, President Clinton issued 176 pardons -- a number of them controversial.  

2003  On January - 20 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  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 January - 20 ireland completes metrication.  

2009  Barack Obama, inaugurated as e 44 President of e United ates of America, becomes e United ates' fir African-American president on January - 20.  

2013  Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum on January - 20.  

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  On January - 20 birth of gordian III, Roman Emperor (d. 244)  

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

1358  Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (d. 1382) was born on this day in history.  

1435  Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (d. 1490) was born on this day in history.  

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

1586  On January - 20 birth of johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel)  

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

1654  On January - 20 birth of michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet  

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Famous Deaths In January - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

0287  On January - 20 death of st. Sebastian  

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 January - 20 louis II/III the Younger, German king (876-82), dies  

1156  On January - 20 death of bishop Henry, patron saint of Finland  

1191  On January - 20 death of frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (b. 1167)  

1479  On this day in history john II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81  

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