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United States' Sloane Stephens rests on her racket during her fourth round match against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova during at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova makes a forehand return to United States' Sloane Stephens during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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United States' Lindsey Vonn, top, receives a bunch of flowers from Italy's Sofia Goggia after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
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President Donald Trump departs after speaking about the partial government shutdown, immigration and border security in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Today in History

Today is Sunday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2019. There are 345 days left in the year.

On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women." Protesters registered their rage against the new president in a chaotic confrontation with police just blocks from the inaugural parade.

1649

King Charles I of England went on trial, accused of high treason (he was found guilty and executed by month's end).

1887

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

1937

President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first chief executive to be inaugurated on Jan. 20 instead of March 4.

1942

Nazi officials held the notorious Wannsee conference, during which they arrived at their "final solution" that called for exterminating Europe's Jews.

1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower took the oath of office as president of the United States; Richard M. Nixon was sworn in as vice president.

1964

Capitol Records released the album "Meet the Beatles!"

1969

Richard M. Nixon was inaugurated as the 37th President of the United States.

1981

Iran released 52 Americans it had held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan.

1986

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

1989

George H.W. Bush was sworn in as the 41st president of the United States; Dan Quayle was sworn in as vice president.

1994

Shannon Faulkner became the first woman to attend classes at The Citadel in South Carolina. (Faulkner joined the cadet corps in Aug. 1995 under court order but soon dropped out, citing isolation and stress from the legal battle.)

2001

George Walker Bush became America's 43rd president after one of the most turbulent elections in U.S. history.

Ten years ago:

Barack Obama was sworn in as the nation's 44th, as well as first African-American, president. Russian natural gas began flowing into Ukraine after a nearly two-week cutoff that had left large parts of Europe cold and dark.

Five years ago:

Iran unplugged banks of centrifuges involved in its most sensitive nuclear enrichment program, prompting the U.S. and the European Union to partially lift economic sanctions as a landmark deal aimed at easing concerns over Iran's nuclear program went into effect. American missionary Kenneth Bae, jailed in North Korea for more than a year, appeared before reporters in Pyongyang and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release. (Bae and fellow American Matthew Miller were freed in Nov. 2014.)

One year ago:

A dispute in Congress over spending and immigration forced scores of federal government agencies and outposts to close their doors; tourists were turned away from sites including the Statue of Liberty and Philadelphia's Independence Hall. (Congress voted two days later to temporarily pay for resumed operations.) On the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, demonstrators in cities across the country marched in support of female empowerment and denounced Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and other issues.

Today's Birthdays:

Comedian Arte Johnson is 90. Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin is 89. Olympic gold medal figure skater Carol Heiss is 79. Singer Eric Stewart is 74. Movie director David Lynch is 73. Country-rock musician George Grantham (Poco) is 72. Israeli activist Natan Sharansky is 71. Actor Daniel Benzali is 69. Rock musician Paul Stanley (KISS) is 67. Rock musician Ian Hill (Judas Priest) is 67. Comedian Bill Maher (MAR) is 63. Actor Lorenzo Lamas is 61. Actor James Denton is 56. Rock musician Greg K. (The Offspring) is 54. Country singer John Michael Montgomery is 54. Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is 54. Actor Rainn Wilson is 53. Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway is 52. Actress Stacey Dash is 52. TV personality Melissa Rivers is 51. Singer Xavier is 51. Actor Reno Wilson is 50. Singer Edwin McCain is 49. Actor Skeet Ulrich is 49. Rap musician ?uestlove (questlove) (The Roots) is 48. Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley is 47. Rock musician Rob Bourdon (Linkin Park) is 40. Singer-songwriter Bonnie McKee is 35. Country singer Brantley Gilbert is 34. Rock singer Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) is 33. Actor Evan Peters is 32.

Thought for Today:

"To enjoy life one should give up the lure of life." — Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian religious leader (1869-1948).

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