Iranian Hostage Crisis
On this Day, January 20, 1981, the 52 American hostages held in the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran as a result of the Iranian Hostage Crisis are released minutes after the inauguration of U.S. President Ronald Reagan. They had been held 444 days. #otd
#OTD #Music 1923 Ottis Dewey Whitman Jr aka Slim Whitman born Tampa, Florida. Country/western singer-songwriter known for yodeling abilities & 3 octave-range. Sells over 70 million records. One song featured in movie Mars Attacks! as deterrent to Martians.
20 Jan 1945: As the #Soviets continue their advance, Germany begins evacuating more than 1.8 million people from East Prussia. The operation took almost two months to complete. #WWII #WW2 #history #HistoryMatters #OTD #EuropeanHistory #ad
#OTD in 1989 Polish Catholic priest Stefan Niedzielak was murdered by the communist secret police. One of the at least 18 Catholic priests murdered by the #communists in Poland during 1945 - 1989 era. Remember #communismkills
Heute vor 180 Jahren wurde #Hongkong im Rahmen des Ersten Opiumkriegs von #Grossbritannien besetzt. Später verleibte sich das Vereinigte Königreich im Rahmen der Ungleichen Verträge weitere Gebiete, die heute Teil der Stadt sind, als Pachtgebiete ein.
#China #Geschichte #OTD
In einer Marathon-Sitzung bis ins Morgengrauen des 21. Januar 1990 tagt die Schiedskommission der SED-PDS. Sie schließt 14 ehemalige Mitglieder und Kandidaten des SED-Politbüros aus. #OTD #Wende1990 Das Protokoll der Sitzung gibts bei @KarlDietzBerlin
#OTD #Geology 1809 1st US geology book published by William Maclure, "father of American geology." 1796 became fascinated with project of making 1st geologic map travels throughout area east of Mississippi River, crisscrossing Appalachians many times
#otd 20 Jan 1994 – Matt Busby died (b.1909)
Scottish footballer & manager, managed Man Utd 1945-69 & again for the 2nd half of the 1970–71 season. He was the 1st manager of an English team to win the European Cup & is widely regarded as one of the greatest managers of all time
#OTD in 1942, 15 Nazi officials met outside of Berlin. The purpose of the mtg, known as the Wannsee Conference, was to ensure the cooperation of various govt agencies in the so-called “Final Solution to the Jewish Question” – the murder of Europe’s Jewish population. 1/
#otd 20 Jan 1980 – William Roberts, soldier & painter died (b.1895)
In the years before the First World War Roberts was a pioneer, among English artists, in his use of abstract images.
In WWI he served as a gunner on the Western Front, and in 1918 became an official war artist.
#Onthisday in 1535, Henry VIII commissioned Thomas Cromwell for a general visitation of the churches, monasteries and clergy. This marks the beginning of the Dissolution of the Monasteries, a major event in the Reformation in England. #otd #onthisdayinhistory
On #ThisDayInHistory, Maya Angelou read her poem “On The Pulse of Morning” at Bill Clinton’s Presidential Inauguration Ceremony in 1993. Angelou was a poet, writer, and civil rights activist. Read the poem here: #OTD #WomanCrushWednesday
#OTD | Le 20.01.20, Ben Simmons égalait son record de points en carrière avec 34 unités.
Le tout en Triple-Double avec 12 AST et 12 REB.
Ce soir, les @sixers accueillent les Celtics, un match à suivre à 1H00 via le League Pass: [Gratuit pendant 7 jours]
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