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Calendar for January 20th, 2013

1809: First major U.S. geology book debuted

Born 1811: Samuel Keefer (first Canadian Chief Engineer of Public Works)

Born 1896: George Burns (comedian & actor)

Died 1900: John Ruskin (art critic)

Born 1926: Patricia Neal (actress)

Born 1930: Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (astronaut)

1953: U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower was lassoed by a cowboy at the inauguration parade

1956: In Montreal, censors withdrew The Wild Ones from cinemas claiming it inspired violence among youth

Born 1956: John Naber (swimmer)

1961: John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th U.S. president

Born 1963: James Denton (actor)

Died 1965: Alan Freed (disc jockey)

Born 1968: Rainn Wilson (actor)

1981: Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the 40th U.S. president

1985: Ronald Reagan was privately sworn in for his second term as U.S. president. The public ceremony was held the following day

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

1989: George H. W. Bush was sworn in as the 41st U.S. president

Died 1993: Audrey Hepburn (actress)

1994: Solar activity knocked out Telesat Canada’s satellites Anik E-1 and E-2, affecting TV, radio, and phones

1995: National Hockey League season began after 103-day lockout.

2001: George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd U.S. president

2008: Bode Miller won his 28th World Cup victory, the most ever for an American alpine skier

2009: Barack Hussein Obama took the oath of office and became the first African American U.S. president

Died 2009: David "Fathead" Newman (jazz musician)

2010: A 6.1-magnitude aftershock struck Haiti, eight days after a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake

Died 2012: Etta James (singer)

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