On this day: January 20

Published: Jan 05 2014 09:54:21 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 20 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

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 - Pearl Harbor
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Hawaii State Archives

1887: The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor to maintain a coaling and repair station.

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