Today in History
What happened today in history?
Today is January 20. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.
This day in History
Ronald Reagan is sworn in as president at the same time 52 American hostages are released from their captors in Tehran, Iran.
President Jimmy Carter is sworn in and then surprises the nation as he walks from the U.S. Capitol to the White House.
Over 22,000 anti-Communist prisoners are turned over to UN forces in Korea.
British troops occupy Ismalia, Egypt.
France’s Charles DeGaulle hands in his resignation.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated for his fourth term.
The Allies sign a truce with the Hungarians.
Allied forces in Italy begin unsuccessful operations to cross the Rapido River and seize Cassino.
Nazi officials meet in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to decide the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question”.
Hitler meets with Mussolini and offers aid in Albania and Greece.
Belgium arrests some Nazi agitators who urge for a return to the Reich.
Charles Lindbergh arrives in New York, setting a cross country flying record of 14.75 hours.
The Sullivan Ordinance bars women from smoking in public facilities in the United States.
Britain signs a peace agreement with France and Spain, who allied against it in the American War of Independence.
The French explorer Samuel de Champlain arrives to winter in a Huron Indian village after being wounded in a battle with Iroquois in New France.
Edward II of England is deposed by his eldest son, Edward III.