Saturday, January 24, 2015

20th January date

20th January in history:
1265 – The first English parliament to include not only nobles but also representatives of the major towns meets in the Palace of Westminster, now commonly known as the "Houses of Parliament".
1839 – In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats an alliance between Peru and Bolivia.
1841 – Hong Kong Island is occupied by the British.
1929 – In Old Arizona, the first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, is released.
1986 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.

Birthdays today:
1940 – Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician
1964 – Fareed Zakaria, Indian-American journalist and author

Festivals and celebrations:
Inauguration Day (United States of America)
Martyrs' Day (Azerbaijan)
National 'Good Day' Day
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