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JANUARY 20

Carol O’Toole 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

Al Caruso was born.

 

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 4th 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 Shansi, China.

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

 

JANUARY 24

Danny McFadden was born.

Kim Green was born.

 

2003 - The Department of Homeland Security, under Tom Ridge, became a cabinet department.

1848 - Gold was first discovered in California, in Sutter's mill. When President Polk announced the news in December, the gold rush began.

 

JANUARY 25

Kevin Boyle was born.

Mara Brady was born.

Ed Mills was born.

Lidice Kathia was born.

Fran Reddon was born.

 

1890 - Nellie Bly bested Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days by completing her circumnavigation in 72 days.

 

JANUARY 26

Diana Cinicola was born.

 

1979 - Former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller died in New York at age 70.

1988 - Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera opened on Broadway. It would go on to become the longest-running Broadway show.

 

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