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Notable Historical Events for January 20th

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

1985Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

1957Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

1993Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd US President

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

1987Bank robber Robert Alan Litchfield is arrested at Lake Tahoe

1989Reagan becomes 1st pres elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave office alive

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

1936Edward VIII succeeds British king George V

1982Darryl Sittler is traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers

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Notable Birthdays on January 20th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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