January 20

Published in On this Day listing

  • 2017 Donald John Trump (70), businessman and television personality, was inaugurated as 45th president of the USA.
  • 1968 Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (92), American mining magnate, businessman, philanthropist, and the first person granted honorary Irish citizenship (1957), died.
  • 1961 John Fitzgerald Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th president of the United States.
  • 1894 Captain Robert Halpin (57), Wexford-born master mariner, died. Halpin was first officer of the Great Eastern when she laid the first successful transatlantic cable in 1866 from Valentia to Newfoundland.
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