Thursday, January 20, 2022

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On This Day :: January 20

1945 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated for a record fourth term as president of the United States. 1968 - Rotterdam Oil Refinery fire. 1981 -...

On This Day :: January 20

1945 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated for a record fourth term as president of the United States. 1968 - Rotterdam Oil Refinery fire. 1981 -...

On This Day :: January 19

1918 - The Russian constitutional assembly in Petrograd was dissolved by the Bolsheviks. 1938 - Hundreds died in Spain when General Franco's forces bombed Barcelona...

On This Day :: January 18

1919 - The Versailles Peace Conference ending World War One opened. It was chaired by French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau. 1943 - After seven days...

On This Day :: January 17

Happy Birthday Betty White! Born 1922 best known for her delightful presence in tv and film. 1919 - Classical pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski became prime...

On This Day :: January 16,

1920 - The prohibition era began in the United States when a ban on making and selling alcohol came into force. 1942 - U.S. screen...

On This Day :: January 15

1919 - German Communist leader Rosa Luxemburg and her colleague Karl Liebknecht were arrested and shot by soldiers after the failure of a left-wing...

On This Day :: January 14

1923 - Funeral for King Constantine I of Greece. 1953 - Marshal Josip Broz Tito was elected first president of the Republic of Yugoslavia. 1957 -...

On This Day :: January 13

1915 - 30,000 people died in a huge earthquake which struck the central Italian town of Avezzano. 1941 - Irish author James Joyce, whose works...

On This Day :: January 12

1932 - Hattie Caraway becomes first woman elected to U.S. Senate. 1950 - A Swedish tanker struck the British submarine Truculent during the submarine's trials...

On This Day :: January 11,

1928 - The English writer and poet Thomas Hardy, noted for his novels "The Mayor of Casterbridge" and "Tess of the d'Urbervilles", died. 1935 -...

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