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.
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.