20 January

20 January

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 20th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 20th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • National Disc Jockey Day
  • Penguin Awareness Day
  • Camcorder Day
  • International Day of Acceptance
  • National Buttercrunch Day
  • National Cheese Lover’s Day

Historic Events

1981: Irish Republicans preparing petrol bombs during rioting following the death of Bobby Sands on hunger strike. Derry, Northern Ireland, 1981

Irish Republicans preparing petrol bombs during rioting following the death of Bobby Sands on hunger strike. Derry, Northern Ireland, 1981

1961: JFK and Jackie Kennedy during their visit to Venezuela in 1961 with president Rómulo Betancourt

JFK and Jackie Kennedy during their visit to Venezuela in 1961 with president Rómulo Betancourt

1960: Rod Taylor and the recently deceased Yvette Mimieux in a publicity still for “The Time Machine”. 1960

Rod Taylor and the recently deceased Yvette Mimieux in a publicity still for “The Time Machine”. 1960

1950: View of the Oval Study and the Blue Room during Truman’s reconstruction of the White House. 1950

View of the Oval Study and the Blue Room during Truman’s reconstruction of the White House. 1950

1944: March of captured nazi soldiers on Red square. Moscow 1944.

March of captured nazi soldiers on Red square. Moscow 1944.

1937: Ford Motor Co. security attacks union organization Richard Frankensteen for distributing leaflets at the Battle of the Overpass (1937)

Ford Motor Co. security attacks union organization Richard Frankensteen for distributing leaflets at the Battle of the Overpass (1937)

1898: Officer of the Austro-Hungarian army, 1898 [Colorized]

Officer of the Austro-Hungarian army, 1898 [Colorized]

1890: Belle Époque dancer Cleo de Merode, considered by many to be the most beautiful woman of her time – 1890s

Belle Époque dancer Cleo de Merode, considered by many to be the most beautiful woman of her time – 1890s

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