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January 20: This Day That Year

January 20

- 1320 - Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes King of Poland.

- 1513 - Christian II became king of Denmark and Norway.

- 1523 - Christian II forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.

- 1667 - Treaty of Andrussovo ended 13+ years of war between Poland & Russia.

- 1848 - Christian VIII, King of Denmark (1839-1848) and King of Norway (1814), died because of blood poisoning at 61.

- 1869 - US: Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before US Congress.

- 1870 - Ship "City of Boston" disappeared in North Atlantic Ocean with all 177 people aboard.

- 1930 - Birthday: Buzz Aldrin, American astronaut & fighter pilot born in Montclair, New Jersey.

- 1936 - George V, King of the United Kingdom and Emperor of India (1910-36), died at 70 after being euthanized by his doctor.

- 1936 - Edward VIII succeeds British King George V.

- 1942 - Japan invaded Burma

- 1942 - Germany: Nazi officials held conference in Berlin to organize the "final solution", the extermination of Jews in Europe.

- 1956 - Birthday: Bill Maher, American comedian (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect), born in NYC, New York.

- 1961 - US: J.F. Kennedy became (inaugurated) President, the youngest ever sworn in.

- 1973 - US: Richard Nixon's second inauguration as President took place in Washington, D.C.

- 1979 - 1 million Iranians march in Tehran in a show of support for the exiled fundamentalist Muslim leader Ayatollah Khomeini.

- 1980 - US President Jimmy Carter announced US boycott of Olympics in Moscow (Russia).

- 1981 - US: Ronald Reagan became (inaugurated) the 40th President.

- 1981 - Iran: The 52 US diplomats and citizens held hostage at the US embassy in Tehran released after 444 days.

- 1986 - 1st federal holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

- 1989 - US: George H. W. Bush became (inaugurated) 41st President.

- 1993 - US: Bill Clinton became (inaugurated) 42nd President.

- 1993 - Audrey Hepburn, British actress dies of colon cancer at 63.

- 2008 - "Breaking Bad" TV series premieres on AMC.

- 2009 - US: Barack Obama became (inaugurated) the 44th President (first African-American president).

- 2017 - US: Donald Trump became (inaugurated) the 45th President.

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