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.


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