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  • Westminster Hall, London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1265

    The palace of Westminster England

    Simon de Montfort's parliament

    Westminster Hall, London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1265

    The Palace of Westminster was the monarch's principal residence in the late Medieval period. The predecessor of Parliament, the Curia Regis (Royal Council), met in Westminster Hall (although it followed the King when he moved to other palaces). Simon de Montfort's parliament, the first to include representatives of the major towns, met at the Palace in 1265.




  • Gran Colombia
    Wednesday Jan 20, 1830

    Simón Bolívar

    Dream fell apart

    Gran Colombia
    Wednesday Jan 20, 1830

    On 20 January 1830, as his dream fell apart, Bolívar delivered his final address to the nation, announcing that he would be stepping down from the presidency of Gran Colombia. In his speech, a distraught Bolívar urged the people to maintain the union and to be wary of the intentions of those who advocated for separation.




  • China
    Saturday Jan 20, 1912

    Xinhai Revolution

    Wu Tingfang Officially Delivered The Imperial Edict of Abdication To Yuan Shikai For The Abdication of Puy

    China
    Saturday Jan 20, 1912

    Zhang Jian drafted an abdication proposal that was approved by the Provisional Senate. On 20 January, Wu Tingfang of the Nanking Provisional government officially delivered the imperial edict of abdication to Yuan Shikai for the abdication of Puyi.




  • Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
    Sunday Jan 20, 1924

    Mao Zedong

    The First KMT Congress

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
    Sunday Jan 20, 1924

    At the First KMT Congress, held in Guangzhou in early 1924, Mao was elected an alternate member of the KMT Central Executive Committee, and put forward four resolutions to decentralise power to urban and rural bureaus.




  • Sandringham Estate, United Kingdom
    Monday Jan 20, 1936

    Edward VIII

    King George V died

    Sandringham Estate, United Kingdom
    Monday Jan 20, 1936

    King George V died on 20 January 1936, and Edward ascended the throne as King Edward VIII.




  • Washingtom D.C., U.S.
    Monday Jan 20, 1941

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Third Term

    Washingtom D.C., U.S.
    Monday Jan 20, 1941

    The third terms of the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt began on January 20, 1941, the date of Roosevelt's third inauguration, and ended with Roosevelt's death on April 12, 1945.




  • Germany
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1942

    Adolf Hitler

    The records of the Wannsee Conference

    Germany
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1942

    By January 1942, he had decided that the Jews, Slavs, and other deportees considered undesirable should be killed. The genocide was organised and executed by Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich. The records of the Wannsee Conference, held on 20 January 1942 and led by Heydrich, with fifteen senior Nazi officials participating, provide the clearest evidence of systematic planning for the Holocaust.


  • West White Beach, Christmas Island
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1942

    Christmas Island

    The First Attack by The Japanese on The Island

    West White Beach, Christmas Island
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1942

    From the outbreak of the South-East Asian theatre of World War II, Christmas Island was a target for Japanese occupation because of its rich phosphate deposits. The first attack was carried out on 20 January 1942, by Japanese submarine I-59, which torpedoed a Norwegian freighter, the Eidsvold. The vessel drifted and eventually sank off West White Beach. Most of the European and Asian staff and their families were evacuated to Perth.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Jan 20, 1945

    Harry S. Truman

    A Vice President

    U.S.
    Saturday Jan 20, 1945

    Truman's nomination was dubbed the "Second Missouri Compromise" and was well received. The Roosevelt–Truman ticket achieved a 432–99 electoral-vote victory in the election, defeating the Republican ticket of Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York and running mate Governor John Bricker of Ohio. Truman was sworn in as vice president on January 20, 1945.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 20, 1949

    Harry S. Truman

    The First ever televised nationally

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 20, 1949

    Truman's second inauguration was the first ever televised nationally.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1953

    Richard Nixon

    Vice presidency

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1953

    General Dwight D. Eisenhower was nominated for president by the Republicans in 1952. He had no strong preference for a vice presidential candidate, and Republican officeholders and party officials met in a "smoke-filled room" and recommended Nixon to the general, who agreed to the senator's selection.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 1961

    John F. Kennedy

    A President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 1961

    John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president at noon on January 20, 1961.


  • White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 1961

    Richard Nixon

    The End of His Term of office as Vice President

    White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 1961

    At the end of his term of office as vice president in January 1961, Nixon and his family returned to California, where he practiced law.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Jan 20, 1969

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon was Inaugurated as President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Jan 20, 1969

    Nixon was inaugurated as president on January 20, 1969, sworn in by his onetime political rival, Chief Justice Earl Warren. Pat Nixon held the family Bibles open at Isaiah 2:4, which reads, "They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks." In his inaugural address, which received almost uniformly positive reviews, Nixon remarked that "the greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker" a phrase that would later be placed on his gravestone.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 20, 1977

    Jimmy Carter

    A President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 20, 1977

    The presidency of Jimmy Carter began at noon EST on January 20, 1977, when Jimmy Carter was inaugurated as the 39th President of the United States, and ended on January 20, 1981. Carter, a Democrat, took office after defeating incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford in the 1976 presidential election.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1981

    Ronald Reagan

    A President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1981

    The presidency of Ronald Reagan began on January 20, 1981, when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th President of the United States.


  • Tehran, Iran
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1981

    Jimmy Carter

    Fifty-two American hostage

    Tehran, Iran
    Tuesday Jan 20, 1981

    Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for the next 444 days until they were finally freed immediately after Ronald Reagan succeeded Carter as President on January 20, 1981.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Jan 20, 1985

    Ronald Reagan

    Second Term as a President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Jan 20, 1985

    Reagan was sworn in as president for the second time on January 20, 1985, in a private ceremony at the White House.


  • Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 20, 1988

    The Beatles

    The Beatles were Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 20, 1988

    In 1988, the Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, their first year of eligibility. Harrison and Starr attended the ceremony with Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, and his two sons, Julian and Sean. McCartney declined to attend, citing unresolved "business differences" that would make him "feel like a complete hypocrite waving and smiling with them at a fake reunion".


  • Washington D.C, U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 1989

    George W. Bush

    Son of a president

    Washington D.C, U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 1989

    Bush and his family moved to Washington, D.C., after his father became a president.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 1989

    Ronald Reagan

    Last Day in Presidency

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 1989

    Regean Finished his Second Term as U.S. President Succeeded by George H. W. Bush.


  • Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland
    Wednesday Jan 20, 1993

    Audrey Hepburn

    Death

    Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland
    Wednesday Jan 20, 1993

    On the evening of 20 January 1993, Hepburn died in her sleep at home. After her death, Gregory Peck went on camera and tearfully recited her favorite poem, "Unending Love" by Rabindranath Tagore.


  • Washington D.C, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 20, 2001

    George W. Bush

    President of U.S.

    Washington D.C, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 20, 2001

    George W. Bush was elected President of the United States in 2000 and his first inauguration occurred on January 20, 2001.


  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 20, 2002

    Dwayne Johnson

    Royal Rumble (2002)

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 20, 2002

    The Rock unsuccessfully challenged Jericho for the now Undisputed WWF Championship at Royal Rumble.


  • Washington D.C, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 20, 2005

    George W. Bush

    A President of the U.S. for Second Time

    Washington D.C, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 20, 2005

    Bush's second inauguration was on January 20, 2005. He was the nation's 43rd president.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    George W. Bush

    Last day as President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    Last day as President.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    Barack Obama

    A President

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    Obama as the 44th President took place on January 20, 2009.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    Joe Biden

    First term (2009–2013)

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    At noon on January 20, 2009, Joe Biden became the 47th vice president of the United States, sworn into the office by Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Biden is the first United States vice president from Delaware and the first Roman Catholic to attain that office.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    US Airways Flight 1549: Sully

    Crew awards and honors

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    The crew, especially Sullenberger, was praised, notably by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York State Governor David Paterson, who said: "We had a Miracle on 34th Street. I believe now we have had a Miracle on the Hudson." U.S. President George W. Bush said he was "inspired by the skill and heroism of the flight crew," and praised the emergency responders and volunteers. President-elect Barack Obama said that everyone was proud of Sullenberger's "heroic and graceful job in landing the damaged aircraft." He thanked the crew, whom he invited to his inauguration five days later.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Jan 20, 2013

    Joe Biden

    Second term (2013–2017)

    U.S.
    Sunday Jan 20, 2013

    Biden was inaugurated to a second term in the early morning of January 20, 2013, at a small ceremony in his official residence with Justice Sonia Sotomayor presiding (a public ceremony took place on January 21). He continued to be at the forefront as, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the Obama administration put forth executive orders and proposed legislation towards new gun control measures (the legislation failed to pass).


  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2015

    Carlos Slim

    The Largest Shareholder in the New York Times Company

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2015

    Slim's stake in the Times increased again to 16.8% of the company's Class A shares on January 20, 2015 when he exercised stock options to purchase 15.9 million shares, making him the largest shareholder in the company.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 2017

    Barack Obama

    End of Presidency

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 2017

    Barack Obama's presidency ended at noon on January 20, 2017, immediately following the inauguration of his Republican successor, Donald Trump.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 2017

    Donald Trump

    A President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jan 20, 2017

    Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, 2017. During his first week in office, he signed six executive orders: interim procedures in anticipation of repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, unlocking the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline construction projects, reinforcing border security, and beginning the planning and design process to construct a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Monday Jan 20, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    WHO first report

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Monday Jan 20, 2020

    As of 20 January 2020, 282 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV have been reported from four countries including China (278 cases), Thailand (2 cases), Japan (1 case) and the Republic of Korea (1 case)


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