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Notable Historical Events for January 20th

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

1936Edward VIII succeeds British king George V

1807Napoleon convenes great Sanhedrin, Paris

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

1971John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan

1980President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow

1987Bank robber Robert Alan Litchfield is arrested at Lake Tahoe

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

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

19861st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr

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Notable Birthdays on January 20th

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

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)

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

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

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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