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What Happened on January 20th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States of America. At 78, he becomes the oldest person ever inaugurated. Kamala Harris becomes the first female Vice President of the United States.
2018 A group of four or five gunmen attack The Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, sparking a 12-hour battle. The attack kills 40 people and injures many others.
2018 Syrian civil war: The Government of Turkey announces the initiation of the Afrin offensive and begins shelling Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) positions in Afrin Region.
2009 Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becoming the first African-American President of the United States.
2009 A protest movement in Iceland culminates as the 2009 Icelandic financial crisis protests start.
2001 President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada is ousted in a nonviolent four-day revolution, and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
1992 Air Inter Flight 148, an Airbus A320-111, crashes into a mountain near Strasbourg, France, killing 87 of the 96 people on board.
1991 Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.
1990 Protests in Azerbaijan, part of the Dissolution of the Soviet Union.
1986 In the United States, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.
1986 Leabua Jonathan, Prime Minister of Lesotho, is ousted from power in a coup d'état led by General Justin Lekhanya.
1981 Twenty minutes after Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as the 40th President of the United States of America, Iran releases 52 American hostages.
1974 China gains control over all the Paracel Islands after a military engagement between the naval forces of China and South Vietnam.
1973 Amílcar Cabral, leader of the independence movement in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, is assassinated in Conakry, Guinea.
1972 Pakistan launches its nuclear weapons program, a few weeks after its defeat in the Bangladesh Liberation War, as well as the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
1961 John F. Kennedy is inaugurated the 35th President of the United States of America, becoming the youngest man to be elected into that office, and the first Catholic.
1954 In the United States, the National Negro Network is established with 40 charter member radio stations.
1949 Point Four Program, a program for economic aid to poor countries, is announced by United States President Harry S. Truman in his inaugural address for a full term as president.
1945 World War II: The provisional government of Béla Miklós in Hungary agrees to an armistice with the Allies.
1945 World War II: Germany begins the evacuation of 1.8 million people from East Prussia, a task which will take nearly two months.
1942 World War II: At the Wannsee Conference held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee, senior Nazi German officials discuss the implementation of the "Final Solution to the Jewish question".
1941 A German officer is killed in Bucharest, Romania, sparking a rebellion and pogrom by the Iron Guard, killing 125 Jews and 30 soldiers.
1937 Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner are sworn in for their second terms as U.S. President and U.S. Vice President; it is the first time a Presidential Inauguration takes place on January 20 since the 20th Amendment changed the dates of presidential terms.
1936 King George V of the United Kingdom dies. His eldest son succeeds to the throne, becoming Edward VIII. The title Prince of Wales is not used for another 22 years.
1929 The first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, In Old Arizona, is released.
1921 The British K-class submarine HMS K5 sinks in the English Channel; all 56 on board die.
1921 The first Constitution of Turkey is adopted, making fundamental changes in the source and exercise of sovereignty by consecrating the principle of national sovereignty.
1909 Newly formed automaker General Motors (GM) buys into the Oakland Motor Car Company, which later becomes GM's long-running Pontiac division.
1887 The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.
1877 The last day of the Constantinople Conference results in agreement for political reforms in the Balkans.
1874 The Treaty of Pangkor is signed between the British and Sultan Abdullah of Perak, paving the way for further British colonization of Malaya.
1841 Hong Kong Island is occupied by the British during the First Opium War.
1839 In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats an alliance between Peru and Bolivia.
1788 The third and main part of First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay, beginning the British colonization of Australia. Arthur Phillip decides that Port Jackson is a more suitable location for a colony.
1785 Invading Siamese forces attempt to exploit the political chaos in Vietnam, but are ambushed and annihilated at the Mekong river by the Tây Sơn in the Battle of Rạch Gầm-Xoài Mút.
1783 The Kingdom of Great Britain signs preliminary articles of peace with the Kingdom of France, setting the stage for the official end of hostilities in the American Revolutionary War later that year.
1649 The High Court of Justice for the trial of Charles I begins its proceedings.
1576 The Mexican city of León is founded by order of the viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de Almanza.
1567 Battle of Rio de Janeiro: Portuguese forces under the command of Estácio de Sá definitively drive the French out of Rio de Janeiro.
1523 Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.
1356 Edward Balliol surrenders his claim to the Scottish throne to Edward III in exchange for an English pension.
1320 Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland.
1265 The first English parliament to include not only Lords but also representatives of the major towns holds its first meeting in the Palace of Westminster, now commonly known as the "Houses of Parliament".
1156 Finnish peasant Lalli kills English clergyman Henry, the Bishop of Turku, on the ice of Lake Köyliö.[2]
649 King Chindasuinth, at the urging of bishop Braulio of Zaragoza, crowns his son Recceswinth as co-ruler of the Visigothic Kingdom.
250 Pope Fabian is martyred during the Decian persecution.
Famous People Born on January 20

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Year Name
1930 Buzz Aldrin, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1973 Queen Mathilde of Belgium
1856 Harriot Stanton Blatch, U.S. suffragist and organizer (d. 1940)
1732 Richard Henry Lee, American lawyer and politician, President of the Continental Congress (d. 1794)
1964 Jack Lewis, American soldier and author
1955 McKeeva Bush, Caymanian politician, Premier of the Cayman Islands
1909 Gōgen Yamaguchi, Japanese martial artist (d. 1989)
1982 Ruchi Sanghvi, Indian computer engineer
1799 Anson Jones, American physician and politician, 5th President of the Republic of Texas (d. 1858)
1976 Michael Myers, American football player
Famous People Deaths On January 20

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Date Name
1751 John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (b. 1665)
1265 John Maunsell, English Lord Chancellor
1989 Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)
928 Zhao Guangfeng, Chinese official and chancellor
1568 Myles Coverdale, English bishop and translator (b. 1488)
1837 John Soane, English architect, designed the Bank of England (b. 1753)
2009 Stéphanos II Ghattas, Egyptian patriarch (b. 1920)
2014 Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (b. 1933)
1962 Robinson Jeffers, American poet and philosopher (b. 1887)
1988 Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Pakistani activist and politician (b. 1890)