Historical Events for 15th January 2020

1762 – Fraunces Tavern opens in NYC
1886 – Weekly Herald, 1st newspaper in Vancouver, BC, publishes 1st issue
1895 – Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” premieres, St Petersburg (1/27 NS)
1935 – 300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition
1955 – Dmitri Shostakovich’s “From Jewish Folk Poetry” premieres in Leningrad
1962 – Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff] is the subject of the BBC TV programme “This is Your Life”
1981 – Pitcher Bob Gibson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility; after a stellar 17 year career, polls 337 votes from Baseball Writers Association of America
1993 – 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, killing 2 people
2019 – Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the EU is rejected by UK parliament 432 votes to 202, largest parliamentary defeat in its democratic era
2019 – Bomb blast and gunfight at DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, leaves at least 21 dead with militants group claiming responsibility al-Shabab

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