On this day: January 20

POSTED: 06:54 PM PST Jan 05, 2014    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 19, 2016 

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 - King George V
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Library of Congress

1936: Britain's King George V dies at age 70 in Sandringham House, Norfolk, United Kingdom. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Edward VIII, who abdicated his throne less than a year later and was succeeded by his younger brother Albert, who chose the regnal name George VI.


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