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Today in History

January 20

Events:

1885   The roller coaster is invented by L.A. Thompson

1961   John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as 35th US President

1969   The first pulsar is discovered, in the Crab Nebula.

1981   Ronald W. Reagan is inaugurated as the 40th US President

1981   Iran releases 52 American hostages

1986   Martin Luther King, Jr., day was celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.

Famous Birthdays:

1732   Richard Henry Lee (Founding Father)

1896   George Burns (Actor)

1920   Frederico Fellini (Director)

1920   DeForest Kelley (Dr. McCoy on Star Trek)

1930   Buzz Aldrin Jr. (Astronaut)

1952   Paul Stanley (Singer for Kiss)

Today in History Archive:

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