THIS DAY IN HISTORY
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.