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This Day in History for January 20

1872 – California Stock Exchange Board organized.

1887 – US Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor.

1920 – The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.

1930 – 1st radio broadcast of “Lone Ranger” (WXYZ-Detroit)

1937 – 1st US Presidential inauguration day held on January 20th, (previously March 4th)

1939 – LPGA Titleholders Championship Women’s Golf, Augusta, CC: Patty Berg wins 3rd straight title by 2 strokes ahead of Dorothy Kirby.

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.

1949 – US President Harry Truman announces his four point program.

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 Redwings.

1953 – 1st live US coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower)

1965 – The Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)

1969 – Richard M. Nixon inaugurated as US President.

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.

1981 – The US diplomats and citizens held hostage in the US embassy in Tehran are released and begin their journey home after 444 days.

1985 – Super Bowl XIX, Stanford Stadium, Stanford, CA: San Francisco 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16; MVP: Joe Montana, SF, QB.

1986 – 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

2002 – 59th Golden Globes. “A Beautiful Mind”, Russell Crowe & Sissy Spacik win.

2009 – Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States’ first African-American president.  Joe Biden assumes the office of the Vice President.

2017 – Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America and Mike Pence as the 48th Vice President.

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