Saturday 20 January 2018, 18:48:13
20 January 330 BC
: Macedonian king Alexander the Great enters the Persian capital of Persepolis.
20 January 1558
: The French take Calais, the last continental English possession.
20 January 1661
: Lviv University, the oldest existing university in Ukraine, is founded by king John II Casimir of Poland when he grants the city's Jesuit Collegium, founded in 1608, the title of the university.
20 January 1775
: André-Marie Ampère, French physicist, is born in Lyon.
20 January 1920
: Federico Fellini, Italian film director, is born in Rimini.
20 January 1942
: SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich informs selected administrative leaders of government ministries of the “Final solution to the Jewish problem” at the Wannsee Conference in Berlin.
20 January 1961
: John F. Kennedy is sworn in as the 35th president of the United States.
20 January 1989
: George H.W. Bush is sworn in as the 41th president of the United States.
20 January 1993
: Bill Clinton is sworn in as the 42th president of the United States.
20 January 2001
: George W. Bush is sworn in as the 43th president of the United States.
20 January 2009
: Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States.
to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty
to accomplish humble tasks as though they were
great and noble. The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also
by the aggregate of the tiny
pushes of each
honest worker. ~ Helen Keller