Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, the first African American woman to hold the post
- Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.
Professional golfer Arnold Palmer (75) weds Kathleen Gawthrop in an intimate ceremony at a cottage on the beach at Turtle Bay Resort
Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No
Holidays: Australia Day (Australia), Republic Day (India)