This Day In History
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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.

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