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This Day in History for January 20 – ‘Meet the Beatles!’ Released and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1801 – John Marshall is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States (More info)

1920 – The American Civil Liberties Union is founded (More info)

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Evening Standard, Getty Images
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This Day in History for January 19 – Indira Gandhi Takes Power and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1915 – The electric neon sign was patented in the United States by Frenchman George Claude (More info)

1953 – Almost 70 percent of all television sets in the US are tuned in to ‘I Love Lucy’ to watch Lucy Ricardo have baby Ricky (More info)

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This Day in History for January 18 – Hawaiian Islands Discovered and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1778 – James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the Sandwich Islands (More info)

1919 – President Woodrow Wilson attends the Paris Peace Conference that would formally end World War I and lay the groundwork for the formation of the League of Nations (More info)

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for January 17 – Chevy Corvette Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1929 – Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip (More info)

1950 – In what would come to be called the Great Brinks Robbery, thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car in Boston (More info)

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for January 16 – Prohibition Becomes Law and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1919 – The Eighteenth Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, authorizing Prohibition in the United States (More info)

1942 – Actress Carole Lombard, Clark Gable’s wife, is killed in a plane crash at the age of 33 (More info)

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This Day in History for January 12 – ‘Amos ‘n’ Andy’ Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1926 – ‘Sam ‘n’ Henry’ — later renamed ‘Amos ‘n’ Andy’ — first airs and goes on to become one of the most popular radio programs in American history (More info)

1932 – Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate (More info)

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This Day in History for January 11 – Grand Canyon Becomes US Monument and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1908 – President Theodore Roosevelt makes the Grand Canyon a national monument (More info)

1935 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California (More info)

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This Day in History for January 10 – Texas Oil Boom Begins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1920 – The League of Nations formally comes into being (More info)

1941 – Franklin Roosevelt introduces the lend-lease program to Congress, which was intended to help Britain beat back Hitler’s advance while keeping America only indirectly involved in World War II (More info)

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This Day in History for January 9 – Music for UNICEF Concert and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1493 – Columbus spots three manatees, mistakes them for mermaids, and describes them as “not half as beautiful as they are painted” (More info)

1768 – In London, England, Philip Astley stages the wold’s first modern circus (More info)

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Musée du Louvre, Paris
Musée du Louvre, Paris
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This Day in History for January 8 – ‘Mona Lisa’ Comes to America and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1790 – President George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address (More info)

1835 – For the only time in history, the United States national debt is $0 (More info)

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This Day in History for January 7 – First US Presidential Election and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – America’s first presidential election is held, with George Washington emerging victorious (More info)

1927 – The Harlem Globetrotters play their first game (More info)

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Pascal Rondeau, Getty Images
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This Day in History for January 6 – Nancy Kerrigan Attacked and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1838 – Samuel Morse demonstrates his telegraph system for the first time (More info)

1907 – Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy (More info)

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