THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day is Tues­day, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2016. There are 347 days left in the year.

IN THE NA­TION

1937: Mil­lion­aire Howard Hughes set a transcon­ti­nen­tal air record by fly­ing his mono­plane from Los An­ge­les to Ne­wark, N. J., in 7 hours, 28 min­utes, 25 sec­onds.

1981: The United States and Iran signed an ac­cord paving the way for the re­lease of 52 Amer­i­cans held hostage for more than 14 months.

IN THE WORLD

1966: Indira Gandhi was cho­sen to be prime min­is­ter of In­dia by the Na­tional Congress party.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

Ac­tress Tippi He­dren is 86. For­mer PBS news­man Robert MacNeil is 85. Coun­try singer Dolly Par­ton is 70. TV chef Paula Deen is 69. Ac­tor Desi Ar­naz Jr. is 63. Ac­tress Katey Sa­gal is 62. Ac­tor Shawn Wayans is 45. Ac­tress Drea de Mat­teo is 44. Olympic gold medal gym­nast Shawn John­son is 24.

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