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Birthday of cartoonist Harold Gray, creator of Little Orphan Annie. 
Jan. 20, 1841: The British take possession of Hong Kong. 
Jan. 20, 1788: Capt. Arthur Phillip decides to relocate the Australian prison colony from Botany Bay to Fort Jackson (future site of Sydney). 
Birthday of blues singer Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. 
Jan. 20, 1266: The first English parliament to include commoners (representatives of the towns) meets at the palace of Westminster. 
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