What Happened on January 20, 2009

Historical Events

President Inaugurated

Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States' first African-American president

Historic Event

Joe Biden assumes the office of the Vice President of the United States


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Famous Deaths

  • David "Fathead" Newman, American jazz saxophonist (Ray Charles - "The Right Time"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 75
  • Sheila O'Nions Walsh (aka Sheila Walsh, Sophie Leyton), English romance writer (b. 1928)
  • Stan Hagen, Canadian politician (b. 1940)
  • St├ęphanos II Ghattas, Patriarch Emeritus of Alexandria for the Coptic Catholic Church (b. 1920)
2009 Highlights

About January 20, 2009

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

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