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Today In History: January 20

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Kochendorf Salt Light
Attractive arch was built of salt crystals with electric lights concealed inside. It is part of the display in the salt mine, which is visited by thousands of sightseers every Sunday at Kochendorf, Germany, Jan. 20, 1950. (AP Photo/Albert Riethausen)

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WILSON INAUGURATION 1913
The inaugural parade for U.S. President Woodrow Wilson takes place in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 1913. (AP Photo)

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Catalina Channel Swim
The start of the grueling Wrigley $40,000 Catalina Channel Swim race at Catalina Island, Calif., on Jan. 20, 1927. In the foreground to the left may be seen Mrs. Lottie Schoemmel, of New York, in her much discussed “suit” of grease as she discards her wrap. Mrs. Schoemmel had to be hauled from water the when she developed a cramp. (AP Photo)

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Denmark King Christian X
King Christian X of Denmark walking in the streets of Copenhagen on Jan. 20, 1930. (AP Photo)

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Lionel Barrymore And Wife 1932
Actor Lionel Barrymore and his wife Irene Fenwick are shown at the premiere of a film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., in Hollywood, Jan. 20, 1932. (AP Photo)

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England Walter Lindrum Record Break
Austrian Walter Lindrum, left, the world's champion billiard player, celebrates making a record break of 4137 at Thurston's Club, London on Jan. 20, 1932, with Joe Davis, this breaking his previous world record break of 3905. (AP Photo/Staff/Puttnam)

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Planes Fly over H.M.S. Furious
Planes fly in formation during exercises and escorting a destroyer off the Northern coast of Africa en route to Malta. Pictures taken from on board the H.M.S. Furious, the aircraft carrier of the Atlantic fleet on Jan. 20, 1933. (AP Photo/Staff/Puttnam)

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Dillinger Cops
Police officers who aided in the capture of the notorious Dillinger gang in Tucson, Ariz., pose with five sub machine guns, bullet proof vests, revolvers and ammunition taken from members of the bank robbery gang and escaped convicts, Jan. 20, 1934. From left, standing: Det. Dallas Ford; chief of police Gus Wellard; Harry Foley; Frank Eyman; Captain Jay Smith; Chet Sherman; James Herron. From left, kneeling: Milo Walker, K. Mullaney and Earl Nolan. (AP Photo)

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Buckingham Palace crowds King George V ill
A general view of the vast multitude of grieving crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace, London, to await news of King George V's condition, on Jan 20, 1936. (AP Photo)

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IRVING BERLIN FRIENDS
Irving Berlin, at the piano, and friends celebrate his 25th year since he wrote "Alexander's Rag Time Band" at a banquet in his honor in Hollywood, Ca., Jan. 20, 1936. Standing behind Berlin, at right, is Joseph Schenck, film producer. In front row singing together are two of the Marx Brothers, Chico and Harpo. (AP Photo)

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London King George V Dies
Special extra editions of the evening papers were issued in London, on Jan. 20, 1936, when a later Bulletin that the King was dying, was made known. The rush for the later editions with newsboy displaying the grave news. (AP Photo)

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London King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson
This rare and exclusive picture, unusual because it is undoubtedly one of the few pictures in existence made of the pair together in any of the English Royal Palaces, shows the King Edward VIII, left, and Wallis Simpson watching the Royal Proclamation ceremony, from a window at St. James’s Palace, in London, on Jan. 20, 1936. They broke Royal protocol by watching the accession proclamation. (AP Photo)

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Sharecroppers
Interior of an African American sharecropper’s cabin on Jan. 20, 1936, location unknown. It has beds and glass in the window. (AP Photo)

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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

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WEATHERING THE INAUGURATION
FILE - Military units splash along in the pouring rain during the inaugural parade of President Franklin D. Roosevelt Jan. 20, 1937 in Washington. Aides tried to talk Roosevelt into moving the ceremony indoors but he looked out at the soggy crowd and replied: ``If they can take it, I can take it.'' Mother Nature doesn't always frown on presidential inaugurations, but occasional storms have been miserable, even fatal. (AP Photo, files)

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CHARLESTON DOCK STREET THEATRE
The Dock Street Theatre, with scaffolding on facade, at Church and Queen Streets in Charleston, S.C., is seen on Jan. 20, 1937 as restoration nears completion. The theater, which was the former Planters Hotel, was purchased by the City of Charleston when restoration began in 1935 with funding from Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and Works Progress Administration (WPA). Phillips Episcopal Church, founded in 1620, is seen in background. (AP Photo)

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FDR Inauguration 1937
Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt, center right, shown being sworn in for his second term of office, Jan. 20, 1937, Washington, D.C. The rest of the group is unidentified. (AP Photo)

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FDR Inauguration
A view looking out into the crowd as President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke at his inaugural in Washington, Jan. 20, 1937. High dignitaries of the nation are seated near the president. High above the rain-swept crowd is the stand from which photographers made pictures of the inaugural itself. (AP Photo)

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Spanish Civil War
This is the interior of a church in Oviedo, Spain, a city beleaguered by aerial bombs and under assault for months, Jan. 20, 1937. It has been the scene of some of the most violent fighting during the Civil War. Soldiers in berets are fascist volunteers. (AP Photo)

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London American Table Tennis Team
Betty Henry, left, Mildred Wilkinson and Clara Harrison, right, three members of the U.S.A. table tennis team, at the Bradix Club, in Ealing, in London, on Jan. 20, 1938, when they started preparations for the World Championships. (AP Photo)

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BRIDGET HITLER

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BRIDGET HITLER
Bridget Hitler, wife of Adolf Hitler's half brother Alois, does housework at her home in Highgate, London, Jan. 20, 1939. Bridget, the daughter of an Irish farmer, has been summoned to appear in police court to face a non payment of taxes charge of 30 after taking in boarders. (AP Photo)

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London Unloading Maize in King George V Dock
Discharging bag of Maize meal from a South African vessel into a lighter, at the King George V Dock, London ,on Jan. 20, 1939. (AP Photo)

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WYMAN REAGAN
Jane Wyman appeared at the Los Angeles City Hall January 20, 1940 with her sweetheart on and off the screen, Ronald Reagan, to apply for a marriage license. They will be married January 26 in Glendale, California. (AP Photo)

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