Historical Events for 20th January 2019

1523 – Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.
1866 – Prim’s Insurrection in Spain ends
1949 – 1st inaugural parade televised, for Harry Truman, watched by 10 million people
1949 – J. Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen
1972 – Six oil exporting countries conclude meetings with Western oil companies; an agreement is reached to raise the price of crude
1973 – A car bomb explodes in Sackville Place, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, killing 1 person and injuring 17 (no organisation claimed responsibility)
1986 – Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Channel)
1987 – 8th ACE Cable Awards: Ted Turner wins the Golden CableACE
1990 – 47th Golden Globes: “Born on the Fouth of July”, Tom Cruise, and Michelle Pfeiffer win
1995 – “Love! Valor! Compassion!” opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 276 performances

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