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Notable Historical Events for January 20th

1981Ronald Reagan inaugurated as 40th US President

1965Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain

1958Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

1936Edward VIII succeeds British king George V

1983American gangster Roy DeMeo is found murdered in his car trunk after disappearing a few days earlier

1971John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan

1980President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow

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

1956Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville

1869Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before US Congress

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Notable Birthdays on January 20th

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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