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Goats on top Sulphur Mountain, Alberta

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The Rocky Mountains of Alberta

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Today (or Any Day) in History

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January 20

Today in History

1265: British parliament meets for the first time at Westminster

1841: Hong Kong ceded to the British

1869: Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before Congress

1887: US Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor

1936: England mourns the death of King George V.

1945: Franklin Delano Roosevelt inaugurated to fourth term

1961: John F. Kennedy Inaugurated

1977: George Bush, ends term as 11th director of CIA

1981: Iran Hostage Crisis ends minutes after President Ronald Reagan's inauguration

1987: Terry Waite is captured by Shiite Muslims and held for more than four years

1996: Arafat elected leader of Palestine (First democratically elected leader)

Notable Births

1889: Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter) (singer)

1896: George Burns (Nathan Birnbaum) (entertainer: see "Entertainer of the Century" Day [above])

1906: Aristotle Onassis (Greek shipping magnate: 2nd husband of Jaqueline Kennedy)

1910: Joy Adamson (Gessner) (naturalist, writer)

1920: Federico Fellini (director, screenwriter: Oscar-winning Best foreign-language [Italian] films: LaStrada [1956], The Nights of Cabiria [1957], 8 1/2 [1963], Amarcord [1974])

1922: Ray Anthony (Antonini) (bandleader: themes from Dragnet, Peter Gunn; Bunny Hop, Dancing in the Dark, Melody of Love; host of 1950s TV show; film: Daddy Long Legs, ex of Mamie Van Doren)

1926: Patricia Neal (Academy Award-winning actress: Hud [1963]; All Quiet on the Western Front, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Heidi, In Harm's Way)

1930: Buzz (Edwin) Aldrin Jr. (astronout: Apollo 11: second man to walk on the moon)

1931: Fireball (Edward) Roberts (stock car driver: Daytona 500 winner [1962])

1934: Arte Johnson (comedian: Laugh-In: 'veddddddy interesting.' and the Dirty Old Man; actor: Love at First Bite, Evil Toons)

1937: Dorothy Provine (actress: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World)

1946: David Lynch (director: Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Dune, The Elephant Man)

1947: George Grantham (drummer: group: Poco: Crazy Eyes, A Good Feelin' to Know)

1948: Jerry Ross, Ind, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (STS 61B, 27, 37, 55, 74,sk:88)

1952: Paul Stanley (Eisen) (singer: formed group: Kiss: 'the clown': Rock and Roll All Nite)

1958: Lorenzo Lamas (actor: Falcon Crest, Renegade, SnakeEater, Bad Blood)

Notable Deaths

0882: Louis II/III the Younger, German king (876-82)

1984: Johnny Weissmuller, US swimmer (Olympics-5 gold-1924, 28), dies at 79

1998: Zevulun Hammer, Vice PM of Israel

2003: Al Hirschfeld, Artist/caricaturist. Born June 17, 1903

2003: Nedra Volz, actress (Diff'rent Strokes, The Dukes of Hazard, The Fall Guy) Born June 18, 1908

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