On another January 20, but in 1839, the victory of the Chilean forces in the battle of Yungay put an end to the Confederation of Peru and Bolivia.
1486.- Christopher Columbus appears before the Catholic Monarchs in Alcalá de Henares and he exposes his project to open a route across the Atlantic to reach the East Indies.
1817.- Luso-Brazilian troops, under the command of General Carlos Federico Lecor, they occupy Montevideo.
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1836.- The United States and Venezuela sign a peace, friendship, trade and navigation treaty.
1882.- The excavation works of the Panama Canal begin.
1929.- Stalin expels Trotsky from the USSR. He was deported to Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan) and then to Turkey.
1933.- Inauguration of the bullring of Maracay (Venezuela)later called “César Girón” maestranza.
1941.- Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn in for the third time as President of the United States.
1942.- Several senior Nazi leaders meet at the Wannsee Conference (on the outskirts of Berlin) and agree to the so-called “final solution of the Jewish problem”, that is, extermination.
1944.- Heavy night bombing by the Royal Air Force (RAF) on Berlin. They attack some 700 aircraft and launch more than two thousand tons of explosives.
1961.- John F. Kennedy takes office as President of the United States.
1972.- The Government of Chile resigns in full to facilitate Salvador Allende’s reorganization.
1980.- More than 400 dead and 2,000 injured when a bullring collapsed in Sincelejo (Colombia).
1981.- Freed 52 American hostages captured in the embassy of their country in Tehran.
1996.- Yasser Arafat wins the elections for president of the Autonomous Council for the West Bank and Gaza by a large majoritybecoming the first democratically elected leader in Palestine.
1997.- The government of Zaire declares war on Tutsi rebels.
2006.- The West Tunnel is inaugurated in Colombia4.6 kilometers.
2009.- Barack Obama is sworn in as president of the United Statesbecoming the first black to hold that position in the country.
2014.- Iran suspends uranium enrichment in compliance with the Geneva Nuclear Agreement. The US eases sanctions and the EU suspends them.
2015.- Houthi rebels occupy the presidential palace of Yemen.
2017.- Donald Trump is sworn in and becomes the 45th president of the United States.
– The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) dynamite part of the Roman theater and Tetrapylon in the Syrian city of Palmyra.
2021.- Joe Biden is sworn in as President of the United States.
2022.- Belgian pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, becomes the youngest woman to circumnavigate the world solo with his two-seater Shark ultralight aircraft.
1758.- Marie-Anne Pierretteknown as Marie Lavoisier, French chemist.
1775.- André-Marie AmpéreFrench mathematician and physicist.
1910.- Joy AdamsonAustrian naturalist.
1920.- Federico FelliniItalian filmmaker.
1925.- Ernesto CardenalNicaraguan poet and priest, defender of Liberation Theology.
1930.- Edwin AldrinAmerican astronaut.
1943.- Valentin FusterSpanish cardiologist.
– Armando Guebuzaformer president of Mozambique (2005-2015).
1944.- José Luis Garci, Spanish filmmaker. Oscar 1982.
1946.-David LynchAmerican film director.
1958.- Lorenzo LamasAmerican actor.
1965.- Sophie Rhys-JonesCountess of Wessex and wife of Prince Edward of England.
1973.- Mathilde D’Udekem D’AcozQueen of Belgium.
1987.- Evan PetersAmerican actor.
1875.- Jean-Francois Millet, French painter.
1936.- George V, King of the United Kingdom.
1983.- Manuel Francisco Dos Santos“Garrincha”, Brazilian soccer player.
1984.- Johnny Weissmuller“Tarzan”, American athlete and actor of Austrian origin.
1989.- Josef Cyrankiewic, Former President of Poland
1990.- Barbara StanwyckAmerican actress.
1993.-Audrey Hepburn, Belgian-born American actress.
2005.- Jan Nowak-Jezioranski, Polish journalist, symbol of the fight against communist power.
2007.- Alfredo RipsteinMexican film producer.
2009.- David “Fathead” NewmanAmerican saxophonist.
2012.- Etta JamesAmerican blues and jazz singer.
2014.- Claudio AbbadoItalian conductor.
2016.- Edmonde Charles-RouxFrench writer.
2018.- Paul BocuseFrench chef, founder of the “nouvelle cuisine”.
-Jim RodfordBritish musician.
2022.- David BramwellBritish naturalist.
-Elza SoaresBrazilian singer.
-Marvin Lee Aday, “Meat Loaf,” American rock singer and actor.
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