Friday, January 20, 2017

DAY 20 - This day in legal and military history

January 20

NATIONAL Penguin Awareness Day 

NATIONAL Buttercrunch Day

NATIONAL Cheese Lover's Day

NATIONAL Disc Jockey Day

NATIONAL US Presidential Inauguration Day [Donald Trump officially becomes President of the US today]

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1841 China cedes Hong Kong to the British [who return it in 1997]

1946 President Truman creates the Central Intelligence Group, the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]

1964 The Beatles released their first album in the United States, "Meet the Beatles"

1981 President Reagan became the oldest president to take office (69 years and 349 days)

1981 After 444 days, 52 Americans held hostage by Iran are finally released

2009 Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th and first African-American President of the United States

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