Historical Events on January 20 (Part 2)

"Breaking Bad" Premieres

2008 "Breaking Bad", created by Vince Gilligan and starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul premieres on AMC

  • 2008 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat San Diego Chargers, 21-12
  • 2008 NFC Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: New York Giants beat Green Bay Packers, 23-20 (OT)

Barack Obama Inaugurated

2009 Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States' first African-American president

  • 2009 Joe Biden assumes the office of the Vice President of the United States
  • 2013 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots, 28-13
  • 2013 Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum
  • 2013 NFC Championship, Georgia Dome, Atlanta: San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons, 28-24
  • 2014 Credit cards of at least 20 million South Koreans are hacked

"Hamilton" Premieres

2015 Musical "Hamilton" starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Ramos premieres at The Public Theater in Lower Manhattan, New York (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2016)

  • 2017 Car ploughs into pedestrians in central Melbourne, killing 6 and injuring 27

Donald Trump Inaugurated

2017 Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America and Mike Pence as the 48th Vice President

  • 2019 AFC Championship, Arrowhead Stadium, KC: New England Patriots beat Kansas City Chiefs, 37-31 OT
  • 2019 NFC Championship, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans: Los Angeles Rams beat New Orleans Saints, 26-23 OT

Joe Biden Inaugurated

2021 Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States of America and Kamala Harris as the 49th Vice President, the first female, black or south Asian Vice President. Amanda Gorman recites "The Hill We Climb"; previous office holder Donald Trump is first outgoing president to refuse to attend the inauguration of his successor since 1869 P

  • 2021 US President Joe Biden signs 15 executive orders on his first day in office, including: US re-joining the WHO, affirming the Paris Climate Agreement, revoking the Keystone XL Pipeline, mandating masks on federal properties, and halting construction of the southern border wall [1]
  • 2022 19-year-old aviator Zara Rutherford becomes the youngest woman to fly solo around the world landing at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport, Belgium [1]