Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Today in History: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

AP Highlight in History: 
On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the first African-American president of the United States.
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On this date in:
1801John Marshall was appointed chief justice of the United States.
1841Hong Kong was ceded to Great Britain.
1896Comedian George Burns was born Nathan Birnbaum in New York City.
1936Britain's King George V died.
1942Nazi officials arrived at a "final solution" that called for exterminating Europe's Jews, during a conference at Lake Wannsee in Berlin.
1953Dwight D. Eisenhower took the oath of office as president of the United States; Richard M. Nixon was sworn in as vice president.
1961John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president of the United States.
Audio LinkKennedy: "Ask not what your country can do for you ...."
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1981Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the 40th president of the United States.
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1981Iran released 52 Americans held hostage for 444 days.
1986The United States observed the first federal holiday in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
1987Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite disappeared in Beirut, Lebanon, while attempting to negotiate the release of Western hostages.
1993Bill Clinton was sworn in as the 42nd president of the United States.
2001George W. Bush took the oath of office as the 43rd president of the United States.
2001Hundreds of thousands of protesting Filipinos forced President Joseph Estrada to step down; Vice President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was sworn in as the new president.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley turns 44 years old today.
AP Photo/Alice Keeney
Arte JohnsonComedian ("Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In")87
Edwin "Buzz" AldrinAstronaut86
David LynchDirector70
Paul StanleyRock musician (Kiss)64
Lorenzo LamasActor58
James DentonActor ("Desperate Housewives")53
John Michael MontgomeryCountry singer51
Rainn WilsonActor ("The Office")50
Stacey DashActress49
Melissa RiversTV personality48
Comedian-talk show host Bill Maher turns 60 years old today.
AP Photo/Chris Pizzello
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