January 18, 1946
The first meeting of the United Nations, comprised of 51 counÂ-tries, is held at Westminster Central Hall in London, England.
January 20, 1981
The 52 U.S. captives held at the U.S. embassy in Teheran, Iran, are released, ending the 444-day Iran Hostage Crisis.
January 23, 1957
Toy company Wham-O produces the first Frisbees.