On this day: January 20

POSTED: 06:54 PM PST Jan 05, 2014    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 19, 2014 

FDR is inaugurated for an unprecedented fourth time, Elvis is promoted to sergeant, "Meet The Beatles!" hits record stores, and Iran releases the American hostages, all on this day.

OTD January 20 - Franklin Roosevelt
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1945: Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn-in on the White House lawn for an unprecedented fourth term as U.S. president. Less than three months into his fourth term, Roosevelt would die on April 12, 1945, with Vice President Harry S. Truman, who had been added to Roosevelt's ticket in 1944 when the Democratic Party dropped former Vice President Henry A. Wallace, succeeding him as president.

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