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 - Wannsee Conference
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1942: At the Wannsee Conference in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee, senior Nazi German officials discuss the implementation of the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question." A surviving copy of the minutes of the meeting was discovered by the Allies in 1947. The Wannsee House (pictured), site of the conference, is now a Holocaust Memorial.

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