Events in History for Wednesday 20th January 2016

Today’s Significant Events

1265 – The first Parliament of England summoned other than by royal command (in this instance by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester) met in Westminster Hall
1841 – China cedes Hong Kong to the British during the 1st Opium War
1942 – Nazi officials hold notorious Wannsee conference in Berlin to organise the “final solution”, the extermination of Europe’s Jews
1945 – Franklin D. Roosevelt sworn-in for an unprecedented (and never to be repeated) 4th term as US President
1981 – Ronald Reagan inaugurated as 40th US President
2009 – Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States’ first African-American president
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