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Mon January 20, 2014
Daily Almanac

January 20, 2014

Today is Monday January 20, 2014
20th day of 2014, 345  remaining

Sunrise: 7:21am
Sunset: 5:20pm    

Special Celebrations today:

Today is  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Ntl. Butter Crunch Day, Penguin Awareness Day, Ntl. Cheese Lovers Day Granola Bar Day and Coffee Break Day

This is National Hot Tea Month, Oatmeal Month, Soup Month and Wheat Bread Month.

On this day in...

1885: The roller coaster was patented.

1887: The U.S. Senate approved an agreement to lease Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as a naval base.

1937: The 20th Amendment of the U.S. constitution officially set this date for the swearing in of the President and Vice President.

1985: The most watched Super Bowl game in history was seen by an estimated 115.9 million people.  The niners defeated the dolphins 38-16 Super Bowl 19 marked the first time that TV commercials sold for a million dollars a minute.

1986:The United States observed the first federal holiday in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

1994: Shannon Faulkner became the first woman to attend classes at the Citadel.She soon after dropped out.

If today is your birthday, you share it with:

George Burns
DeForest Kelly
Federico Fellini
Patricia Neal
Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin
Artie Johnson
Bill Maher
Lorenzo Lamas
Melissa Rivers
Skeet Ulrich
 
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