- 250 - Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome
- 1841 - Hong Kong Island occupied by the British
- 1986 - Martin Luther King, Jr., day was celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time
- 1896 - George Burns, American actor, comedian (d. 1996)
- 1965 - Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, the wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
"Holiday" (there really isn't a holiday per se listed)
- Presidential Inauguration Day in the United States (since 1937).
Robyn also had a little quiz on her blog and I decided to take it...I think I may have a problem...
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