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January 20th, 2001EventPhilippine president Joseph Estrada is ousted in the EDSA II Revolution and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
January 20th, 1999EventThe China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use aimed especially at Internet cafes.
January 20th, 1992EventAir Inter Flight 148 crashes near Strasbourg, France, killing 82 passengers and 5 crew.
January 20th, 1991EventSudan s government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country s Muslim north and Christian south.
January 20th, 1990EventBlack Januarycrackdown of Azerbaijani pro-independence demonstrations by Soviet army in Baku.
January 20th, 1987EventChurch of England envoy Terry Waite is kidnapped in Lebanon.
January 20th, 1986EventMartin Luther King, Jr., day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.
January 20th, 1981EventIran releases 52 American hostages twenty minutes after Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as U.S. President.
January 20th, 1969EventThe first pulsar is discovered, in the Crab Nebula.
January 20th, 1968EventThe Houston Cougars defeat the UCLA Bruins 71-69 to win the Game of the Century.

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