History January 20th

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  1. JcMinJapan

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    0250 - St Fabian ends his reign as Catholic Pope (236-50)

    0820 - Book of mother, published

    1045 - Giovanni di Sabina elected Pope Sylvester III

    1265 - 1st English Parliament called into session by Earl of Leicester

    1320 - Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland

    1648 - Cornerstone of Amsterdam townhall laid

    1667 - Treaty of Andrussovo-ends 13 year war between Poland and Russia

    1778 - 1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass

    1785 - Samuel Ellis advertises to sell Oyster Island (Ellis Is), no takers

    1809 - 1st US geology book published by William Maclure

    1840 - Dumont D'Urville discovers Ad‚lie Land, Antarctica

    1840 - Dutch King Willem II crowned

    1841 - China cedes Hong Kong to British

    1850 - Investigator, 1st ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England

    1892 - 1st basketball game played (Mass)

    1925 - USSR and Japan sign treaty of Peking, Seychelles back to USSR

    1937 - 1st Inauguration day on Jan 20th, (held every 4th years there-after)

    1949 - J Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen

    1981 - Ronald Reagan inaugurated as president

    1982 - Honduras constitution goes into effect

    1986 - 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr

    1986 - Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Canal)

    1989 - Bush inaugurated as 41st president and Quayle becomes 44th vice pres

    1989 - Reagan becomes 1st pres elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave office alive

    1990 - US 64th manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) returns from space

    1993 - Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd president

    1997 - Comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars' orbit