Sunday, January 20, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History January 20

1327          Edward II of England Image result for edward ii of england is deposed by his eldest son, Edward III Image result for Edward III of England.

1616          The French explorer 
Samuel de Champlain Image result for Samuel de Champlain arrives to winter in a Huron Indian village after being wounded in a battle with Iroquois in New France.

1783          Britain signs a peace agreement with France and Spain, who allied against it in the American War of Independence.

1908          The Sullivan Ordinance bars women from smoking in public facilities in the United States.

1930          Charles Lindbergh Image result for Charles Lindbergh arrives in New York, setting a cross country flying record of 14.75 hours.

1935          Belgium arrests some Nazi agitators who urge for a return to the Reich.

1941          Hitler Image result for Hitler meets with Mussolini Image result for Mussolini and offers aid in Albania and Greece.

1942          Nazi officials meet in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to decide the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question."

1944          Allied forces in Italy begin unsuccessful operations to cross the Rapido River and seize Cassino.

1945          Franklin D. Roosevelt Image result for Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated for his fourth term.

1945          The Allies sign a truce with the Hungarians.

1946          France's Charles DeGaulle Image result for Charles DeGaulle hands in his resignation.

1952          British troops occupy Ismalia, Egypt.

1954          Over 22,000 anti-Communist prisoners are turned over to UN forces in Korea.

1977          President Jimmy Carter Image result for Jimmy Carter is sworn in and then surprises the nation as he walks from the U.S. Capitol to the White House.

1981           Ronald Reagan Image result for Ronald Reagan is sworn in as president at the same time 52 American hostages are released from their captors in Tehran, Iran.

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