Barack Obama speaking at the inaugural luncheon in Statuary Hall .
History is being made everyday, of course. So it's fun to occasionally pick a day, put on the backward focusing binoculars, and see what happened way back when.
Thank goodness there is a handy dandy website which gives us historical movie footage.
The History Channel: This day in History - January 20
Turns out, January 20 is a big day for more reasons than what happened one year ago.
1. 1887 - Pearl Harbor was leased by the US as a naval base.
2. 1937 - FDR was inauguarated for the 2nd time. (Jan 20 has been inauguration day ever since.)
3. 1981 - 52 hostages held by Iran were released as Jimmy Carter left the presidency.
4. 1986 - The first national Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated!
History is being made right now.