January 20th is also known as Cheese Lovers Day as well as Penguin Awareness Day.
Welcome to the twentieth day of the year! We’re gradually getting through the year, but we still have another 345 days until we reach the new year.
Those of you who were born on this day share the Aquarius star sign.
Find out the history about January 20 by checking out these interesting facts and historical events, including many advances in equal rights.
Did you know that on this day in 1982, Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat during a performance? At the time, he believed it was a toy.
Keep reading for more facts about January 20th in history!
What Happened On January 20 In History?
Jacob Sartorius released his debut album, “The Last Text EP”.
The USA’s first African-American President, Barack Obama conducted his first address.
Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this America he said.
The first episode of Breaking Bad premiered on AMC.
Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat that a fan threw onto the stage during a performance in Des Moines, Iowa.
US hostages released in Iran after 444 days.
52 American diplomats and citizens were held hostage at the American embassy in Tehran due to a diplomatic standoff between the two countries.
In a letter and on television, President Jimmy Carter announced that the Olympics should not take place in Moscow, Russia.
The suggestion was to encourage the Soviet Union to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.
Marvin Gaye’s – “What’s Going On” was released.
The song was inspired by police brutality witnessed in the 1970s.
Classic song “Mr Tambourine Man” was recorded by The Byrds.
In Old Arizona became the first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors.
The movie was directed by Irving Cummings and Raoul Walsh and went on to win five Academy Awards.
Feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton became the 1st woman to testify before Congress.
The US published its first book on Geology – “Observations on the Geology of the United States” by William Maclure.
Famous Quotes Said On January 20th
Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on this day.
“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
– John F. Kennedy