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JANUARY 17

Katie Carey Green was born. 

1706 - Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston.

1998 - President Clinton became the first sitting U.S. president to testify as a defendant in a criminal or civil suit.

 

JANUARY 18

Katie McCormack was born.

Maise Courtney was born.

 

1733 - The first polar bear was exhibited in America, in Boston. 

1993 - All 50 states joined in the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

 

JANUARY 19

Bob Mulholland was born.

Janine Tyne Courtney was born.

Joann Mullen was born.

 

1953 - Lucy Ricardo gave birth to baby Ricky on "I Love Lucy." More people tuned in to watch the show than the inauguration of President Eisenhower.

2001 -  President Clinton admitted he made false statements under oath about Monica Lewinsky.

 

JANUARY 20

Carol O’Toole was born.

Virginia Courtney was born.

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).

 

JANUARY 21

1793 - King Louis XVI was guillotined for treason.

1977 - President Carter pardoned most Vietnam War draft evaders.

 

JANUARY 22

Kieran Courtney was born.

 

1901 - Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 63 years, (the fourth-longest among longest-reigning monarchs and the longest for queens).

1973 - Former President Lyndon B. Johnson died at age 64.

 

JANUARY 23

Pete Acquavella was born,

 

1556 - The deadliest earthquake on record killed 830,000 in Shaanxi, China.

1973 - President Nixon announced that an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War.

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