20 January It happened today…….


1779  Death of the stage actor, David Garrick.

1878  Cleopatra’s Needle arrives in London from Alexandria.

1937  Franklin D Roosevelt inaugurated as US President for second time.

1971  RAF Red Arrows display team collide in mid air, killing four.

1981  Ronald Reagan inaugurated as US President.

1981  US hostages held in Tehran are released.


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