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On January the 22nd
Evo Morales was inaugurated as the president of Bolivia. He is the country's first indigenous president.
AOL Time Warner brought forth a lawsuit against Microsoft after the later began giving away its browser which was competing with Netscape navigator.
The Kmart Corp, one of largest retailers in the United States, filed for bankruptcy protection.
American actor, Telly Savalas, died at the age of 72. His most famous role was that of the detective Kojak in the television series by the same name.
The Apple Macintosh computer was introduced to the world. According to many it is the computer that popularized the use of the computer mouse as well as the GUI (graphical user interface).
A chartered passenger jet exploded in flames during its landing at Kano Airport, Nigeria. 176 people died in the crash.
American actress, Diane Lane, was born in New York City.
The first commercial jet planes began servicing customers of the British airline company, BOAC. After a series of mergers the company is now a part of British Airways.
British actor, John Hurt, was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. He is on of Britain's best-known character actors.
French industrialist, Marcel Dassault, was born in Paris, France. He founded the Dassault aviation company, which is one of Europe's largest aircraft and aviation manufacturers.
The Columbia Phonograph record company was formed in Washington, DC. The company is now a subsidiary of Sony BMG.
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