From The Santa Fe New Mexican:
Jan. 20, 1963: Berlin — Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev said Saturday as many as 120 Russian missiles are ready to be launched at the United States in case of war. “The American imperialists know that we withdrew 40 rockets from Cuba,” he told East German steel workers at Eisenhuettenstadt. “But we have set up 80, probably even 120 rockets in other places.” Khrushchev urged his audience at the Eisenhuettenstadt steel mills to work harder for Communism. It was another in his series of speeches and personal appearances to raise sagging East German morale. But the campaign suffered a setback Saturday when two more Communist border guards escaped to the West.
Jan. 20, 1988: Sen. Manny Aragon, D-Bernalillo, Tuesday was elected president pro tem of the Senate by a narrow vote of 23-18. Aragon replaced Sen. Ike Smalley, D-Sierra-Luna-Hidalgo, the Senate’s senior member, after five Democrats voted with 18 Republicans to make the change.
At the urging of high school students, the Santa Fe School Board will consider a policy banning smoking on public school grounds. Members of Students Against Smoking, comprised of juniors and seniors at Santa Fe Technical High School, said Tuesday that teachers and administrators who smoke in designated areas set a poor example for students, who are not allowed to smoke.