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Historical Events For January - 20

Friday, 24 March 2017

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1995  John Halas, Hungarian/US cartoonist (Animal Farm), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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1996  Buster Benton, singer/guitarist, dies at 63 on January - 20.  

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 January - 20.  

1997  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1998  On this day in history 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  On January - 20 moveable Media, internet pioneer, is founded  

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 this day in history 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  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  Ireland completes metrication on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum  

2014  Credit cards of at least 20 million South Koreans are hacked on January - 20.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

0225  On this day in history birth of gordian III, Roman Emperor (d. 244)  

1292  Elisabeth I of Bohemia (d. 1330) was born on January - 20.  

1358  Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (d. 1382) was born on January - 20.  

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

1554  King Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578) was born on January - 20.  

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  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  On January - 20 fabianus, Pope (236-50)/saint, dies  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1191  Death of Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (b. 1167) on January - 20.  

1479  On January - 20 john II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81  

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