Daily Calendar for Monday, January 20, 2025


  • Samuel Keefer (first Canadian Chief Engineer of Public Works) –
  • George Burns (comedian & actor) –
  • Joy Adamson (author of Born Free) –
  • Patricia Neal (actress) –
  • Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (astronaut) –
  • John Naber (swimmer) –
  • James Denton (actor) –
  • Rainn Wilson (actor) –


  • John Ruskin (art critic) –
  • Alan Freed (disc jockey) –
  • Audrey Hepburn (actress) –
  • David "Fathead" Newman (jazz musician) –
  • Etta James (singer) –
  • Naomi Parker Fraley (inspiration for the 1943 β€œWe Can Do It!” Westinghouse poster ) –


  • First major U.S. geology book debuted–
  • U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower was lassoed by a cowboy at the inauguration parade–
  • In Montreal, censors withdrew The Wild Ones from cinemas claiming it inspired violence among youth–
  • John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th U.S. president–
  • Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the 40th U.S. president–
  • Ronald Reagan was privately sworn in for his second term as U.S. president. The public ceremony was held the following day–
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time–
  • George H. W. Bush was sworn in as the 41st U.S. president–
  • Solar activity knocked out Telesat Canada’s satellites Anik E-1 and E-2, affecting TV, radio, and phones–
  • National Hockey League season began after 103-day lockout.–
  • George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd U.S. president–
  • Bode Miller won his 28th World Cup victory, the most ever for an American alpine skier–
  • Barack Hussein Obama took the oath of office and became the first African American U.S. president–
  • A 6.1-magnitude aftershock struck Haiti, eight days after a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake–
  • 74-pound striped bass caught near Cape Henry, Virginia–
  • Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th U.S. president –
  • Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first female and first black vice president of the United States–
  • Joe Biden was sworn is as the 46th president of the United States–


  • The temperature at Boca, California, hit -45 degrees F–
  • Rogers Pass, Montana, set the record lowest temperature for the continental United States of -69.7F.–
  • Two feet of snow fell in New Hampshire in what became known as the β€œKennedy Inaugural Storm,” which hit the East Coast–

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