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Today in History: January 20
Today in History: January 20
Among today's events in history, Nazi officials held the notorious Wannsee conference in 1942, during which they arrived at their “final solution” that called for exterminating Europe’s Jews.
Today in History: January 19
Today in History: January 19
Among today's events in history, Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds in 1937.
Today in History: January 18
Today in History: January 18
Among today's events in history, Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the “Boston Strangler,” was convicted in Cambridge, Massachusetts, of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses in 1967.
Today in History: January 17
Today in History: January 17
Among today's events in history, Hawaii’s monarchy was overthrown as a group of businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Lili’uokalani to abdicate in 1893.
Today in History: January 16
Today in History: January 16
Among today's events in history, the White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait in 1991.
Today in History: January 15
Today in History: January 15
Among today's events in history, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game in 1967.
Today in History: January 14
Today in History: January 14
Among today's events in history, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle opened a wartime conference in Casablanca in 1943.
Today in History: January 13
Today in History: January 13
Among today's events in history, an Air Florida 737 crashed into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and fell into the Potomac River while trying to take off, killing 78 people in 1982.
Today in History: January 12
Today in History: January 12
Among today's events in history, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit in 1959.
Today in History: January 11
Today in History: January 11
Among today's events in history, aviator Amelia Earhart began an 18-hour trip from Honolulu to Oakland, California, that made her the first person to fly solo across any part of the Pacific Ocean in 1935.