Thursday, January 20, 2011

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On this day...

January 20

Sophie, Countess of Wessex   {Great Britain}   1965

Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant   {Belgium}  1973

Carlos Klynstra   {Netherlands & Bourbon-Parma}   1997
Prince Tassilo Preslavski of Bulgaria   {Bulgaria}   2002

Wedding Anniversaries:

King Simeon II of Bulgaria & Dona Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela     1962 [civil]


King George V of the United Kingdom, Emperor of India   1936

Today is also...
  • The beginning of the zodiac sign Aquarius 
  • Tu B'shvat in the Jewish faith
  • Saint Agnes Eve in Catholicism
  • The anniversary of presidential inaugurations since 1937, when FDR was sworn in for his 2nd term (his last inauguration was 1945).  Other notable inaugurations have included JFK (1961), Reagan (1981), and most recently Obama (2009).
  • The day in 1986 when Martin Luther King, Jr. day was celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time

Some events of longo ago that also happened on Januray 20th:

1320  Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes King of Poland
1356  Edward Balliol abdicates as King of Scotland
1523  Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark & Norway
1649  Charles I of England goes on trial for treason and other "high crimes"
1936  Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom


225  Gordian III, Roman Emperor
1292  Elisabeth of Bohemia
1358  Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile
1554  King Sebastian of Portugal
1716  King Charles III of Spain


250  Pope Fabian
1191  Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia
1479  King John II of Aragon
1612  Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor
1666  Anne of Austria, wife of Louis XIII of France
1819  King Charles IV of Spain
1848  Christian VIII of Denmark
1891  David Kalakaua, King of Hawaii

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