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Notable Historical Events for January 20th

1993Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd US President

1945Franklin D. Roosevelt sworn-in for an unprecedented 4th term as US President

1949J. Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen

1936Edward VIII succeeds British king George V

1870Hiram R. Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis

1949Pres Harry Truman announces his point 4 program

2009Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States' first African-American president

1961Robert Frost recites "Gift Outright" at JFK's inauguration

1987Bank robber Robert Alan Litchfield is arrested at Lake Tahoe

1991Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on January 20th

1930Edwin Aldrin Jr, Montclair NJ, USAF/astro (Gem 12, Ap 11)

1926Patricia Neal, Packard Ky, actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses), (d. 2010)

1910Joy Adamson, (born Friederike Viktoria Gessner) Troppau Austria-Hungary, naturalist/author (Born Free)

1920Federico Fellini, Rimini, Kingdom of Italy, film director and scriptwriter (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita)

1888Lead Belly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line), (d. 1949)

1956Bill Maher, New York New York, American comedian and political commentator (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect)

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Notable Deaths on January 20th

1936George V, King of Britain (1910-36), dies at 70

1993Audrey Hepburn, actress (Roman Holiday), dies of colon cancer at 63

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