1887 – Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor.
1920 – The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.
1929 – 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, “In Old Arizona”
1930 – 1st radio broadcast of “Lone Ranger” (WXYZ-Detroit)
1937 – 1st Presidential Inauguration day held on January 20th, (previously March 4th)
1945 – Franklin D. Roosevelt sworn-in for an unprecedented (and never to be repeated) 4th term as US President.
1949 – 1st inaugural parade televised, for Harry Truman, watched by 10 million people.
1952 – The NBA’s first superstar George Mikan scores a career high 61 points leading the Minneapolis Lakers to a 91-81 double-overtime victory over the Rochester Royals.
1954 – -70 F degrees measured at Rogers Pass, Montana (record low temperature in the contiguous US)
1964 – Capitol Records releases “Meet the Beatles” album by the Beatles, in US.
1968 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming.
1972 – Six oil exporting countries conclude meetings with Western oil companies; an agreement is reached to raise the price of crude.
1980 – President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow.
1989 – George H.W. Bush inaugurated as 41st US President, Dan Quayle becomes 44th Vice President.
1993 – Maya Angelou is 1st African American and woman to recite a poem at inauguration of a US President ‘”On the Pulse of Morning” for Bill Clinton.
2002 – Photographs showing at-Qaeda and Taliban suspects shackled and masked are published by the United States Military.
2008 – “Breaking Bad”, created by Vince Gilligan and starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul premieres on AMC.
2009 – Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America.
2017 – Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America and Mike Pence as the 48th Vice President.
2021 – President Joe Biden signs 15 executive orders on his first day in office to re-join the WHO, the Paris Climate Agreement, revoking the Keystone XL Pipeline and mandating masks on federal properties.