THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 20/01


This day in #history 20/01

JANUARY 20TH

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1502 – The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro
is first explored .

1576 – The Mexican city of León is founded by
order of the viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de
Almansa.

1840 – Dumont D ‘Urville discovers Adélie Land,
Antarctica

1841 – China cedes Hong Kong to British

1921 – Turkey declared in remnants of Ottoman
Empire

1939 – Hitler proclaims to German parliament to
exterminate all European Jews

1945 – FDR sworn- in for an unprecedented 4th
term as president

1945 – Hungary ends its involvement in the
Second World War, agreeing to an armistice with
the Allies.

1989 – Reagan becomes 1 st pres elected in a ” 0″ year, since 1840, to leave office alive

2009 – Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States’ first African- American president

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1950 – Mahamane Ousmane, President of Niger

1981 – Timi Dakolo, first winner West Africa Idols,  Nigerian Musician and talented vocalist ( Great Nation, There’s a Cry )
@timidakolo

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1992 – Muhammad Abd al – Khaliq Hassuna , sec – gen of Arab League ( 1952- 72), dies

1994 – Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenyan vice-
pres ( 1963- 66) , dies at about 81

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