On This Day: January 20th

This is 20th day of the year and 346 days remain in the year.

in history
John Marshall was appointed Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
As a result of the First Opium War, Hong Kong was ceded to the British.
LaMarcus A. Thompson of Coney Island patented the roller coaster.
The Nazis formulated their "Final Solution" regarding the Jews at the Wannsee Conference.
The Beatles released their first album in the United States, Meet the Beatles.
52 American hostages seized from the American Embassy in Tehran were released after 444 days in captivity.
President Reagan became the oldest president to take office (69 years and 349 days).
Martin Luther King, Jr., day was celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.
Hundreds of thousands of people watched in front of the Capitol as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are sworn into office. Obama makes history as the first African-American U.S. president.
Singer Etta James died less than a week before her 74th birthday.
January 20 Birthdays
Buzz Aldrin(Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.)
1930– American astronaut.
Joy Adamsonwriter and conservationist
DeForest Kelleyactor
David Lynchfilmmaker
Federico Fellinifilmmaker
Richard Henry Leepolitical leader
Walter Pistoncomposer and teacher
George Burnsactor, comedian

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