Jan. 20, 1989: Randy Barnes, class of 1989, set the world men's record for indoor shot put, according to Guinness World Records. He threw the shot put 74 feet and 4.12 inches at the Sunkist Invitational in Los Angeles. Barnes also holds the record for outdoor shot put (75 feet and 10.23 inches).
Jan. 20, 1891: Gov. Lawrence Sullivan Ross' term as governor officially ended, allowing him to take over duties as A&M president.