Updated: Feb 2
January 18th, 1919: The Paris Peace Conference opens to draw up the treaties formally ending the Great War (WWI)
January 19th, 1861: Georgia secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
January 20th, 1981: Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as the 40th President of the United States. Also, the US diplomats and citizens held hostage at the US embassy in Tehran are released and begin their journey home after 444 days.
January 21st, 1813: Spaniard Don Francisco de Paula y Marin plants coffee in Hawaii - 1st record of coffee growing in Hawaii.