Sunday, January 20, 2019 (Week 04)

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

1981
Ronald Reagan is sworn in as president at the same time 52 American hostages are released from their captors in Tehran, Iran.
1977
President Jimmy Carter is sworn in and then surprises the nation as he walks from the U.S. Capitol to the White House.
1954
Over 22,000 anti-Communist prisoners are turned over to UN forces in Korea.
1952
British troops occupy Ismalia, Egypt.
1946
France’s Charles DeGaulle hands in his resignation.
1945
Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated for his fourth term.
1945
The Allies sign a truce with the Hungarians.
1944
Allied forces in Italy begin unsuccessful operations to cross the Rapido River and seize Cassino.
1942
Nazi officials meet in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to decide the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question”.
1941
Hitler meets with Mussolini and offers aid in Albania and Greece.
1935
Belgium arrests some Nazi agitators who urge for a return to the Reich.
1930
Charles Lindbergh arrives in New York, setting a cross country flying record of 14.75 hours.
1908
The Sullivan Ordinance bars women from smoking in public facilities in the United States.
1783
Britain signs a peace agreement with France and Spain, who allied against it in the American War of Independence.
1616
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.
1327
Edward II of England is deposed by his eldest son, Edward III.

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  • Charles M. Thomas
    11-26-2017 at 04:30 UTC

    I COULDN'T REMEMBER THE DAY IT WAS AND I CAME UPON YOUR SITE, I LIKE IT AND GOING TO TELL ALL MY FRIENDS OLD AND YOUNG.

    ALSO LIKED "This Day in History" along with all the other information I can receive. Going to save this page and each morning it will be "REQUIRED READING".

    Sincerely,
    Chuck Thomas
    Butler, PA

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