Today in History: January 20th

1981: The Iranian Hostage Crisis ends when the last hostages are released.

An Ounce of Prevention – Iranian Embassy Siege

1980: Bleachers at a bullring in Colombia collapse, resulting in the deaths of 222 people, and hundreds more were injured. The collapse, the deadliest tragedy at a sporting event in Colombia’s history, was the result of overcrowding and poor construction.

1961: John F. Kennedy is sworn in as the 35th President of the United States. In his inaugural address, he exhorts all Americans to ‘ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.’

Political Conventions – Pirates and Thieves
Political Conventions – Top of the Class
Political Columns – Lunches With Wolves