On This Day January 20th
On This Day in history:
1885- The roller coaster is patented by L.A. Thompson.
1953- Dwight D. Eisenhower takes the oath of office as President of the United States.
1961- John F. Kennedy is sworn in as the 35th President of the United States. He said his famous line, "Ask not what your country can do for you-- ask what you can do for your country."
1981- Iran releases 52 American hostages that had been held for 444 days.
1982- Ozzy Osborne bites the head off a bat in Des. Moines and was hospitalized to undergo a series of rabies shots.
1986- The US observes the first federal holiday in honor of slain civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr.
1997- Bill Clinton is sworn is for his second term as President of the United States.
Check out more trivia at on-this-day.com