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Sunday, January 20, 2013

January 20 - The Day in History

January 20: General Interest
1981: Iran Hostage Crisis ends

Minutes after Ronald Reagan's inauguration as the 40th president of the United States, the 52 U.S. captives held at the U.S. embassy in Teheran, Iran, are released, ending the 444-day Iran Hostage Crisis... read more

American Revolution
1777 : Battle of Millstone, New Jersey

1909 : GM takes an interest in Oakland Motor Car Corp.

Civil War
1863 : Union General Burnside's troops get bogged down in mud

Cold War
1949 : Truman announces Point Four program

1974 : Football player-turned-murderer born

1980 : Bullfight spectators die when bleachers collapse

General Interest
1841 : Hong Kong ceded to the British
1945 : FDR inaugurated to fourth term
1961 : John F. Kennedy inaugurated
1987 : Terry Waite disappears
1996 : Arafat elected leader of Palestine

1993 : Actress Audrey Hepburn dies

1961 : Robert Frost reads at JFK's inauguration

1973 : Country star Jerry Lee Lewis rocks the Grand Ole Opry

Old West
1981 : Ronald Reagan becomes president

1937 : Franklin Delano Roosevelt is sworn in as president

1980 : President Carter calls for Olympics to be moved from Moscow

Vietnam War
1969 : Richard Nixon takes office
1972 : New communist offensive anticipated

World War I
1918 : Goeben and Breslau battle the Allies in the Aegean

World War II
1942 : The Wannsee Conference
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