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Today in History


Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023 Today is Thursday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2023. There are 353 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History:

On Jan. 12, 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit.

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In 1828, the United States and Mexico signed a Treaty of Limits defining the boundary between the two countries to be the same as the one establishe­d by an 1819 treaty between the U.S. and Spain. In 1910, at a White House dinner hosted by President William Howard Taft, Baroness Rosen, wife of the Russian ambassador, caused a stir by requesting and smoking a cigarette — it was, apparently, the first time a woman had smoked openly during a public function in the executive mansion. (Some of the other women present who had brought their own cigarettes began lighting up in turn.)

In 1915, the U.S. House of Representa­tives rejected, 204-174, a proposed constituti­onal amendment to give women nationwide the right to vote.

In 1932, Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate after initially being appointed to serve out the remainder of the term of her late husband, Thaddeus.

In 1945, during World War II, Soviet forces began a major, successful offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe. Aircraft from U.S. Task Force 38sank about 40Japanese ships off Indochina.

In 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Sipuel v. Board of Regents of University of Oklahoma, unanimousl­y ruled that state law schools could not discrimina­te against applicants on the basis of race.

In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson said in his State of the Union address that the U.S. military should stay in Vietnam until Communist aggression there was stopped. The TV series “Batman,” starring Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo, premiered on ABC.

In 1969, the New York Jets of the American Football League upset the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League 16-7 in Super Bowl III, played at the Orange Bowl in Miami.

In 1971, the groundbrea­king situation comedy “All in the Family” premiered on CBS television. In 2000, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S.

Supreme Court, in Illinois v. Wardlow, gave police broad authority to stop and question people who run at the sight of an officer.

In 2010, Haiti was struck by a magnitude-7earthquak­e; the Haitian government said 316,000people were killed, while a report prepared for the U.S. Agency for Internatio­nal Developmen­t suggested the death toll may have been between 46,000 and 85,000.

In 2016, Iran detained 10American sailors and their two small Navy boats after the boats drifted into Iranian waters; the sailors and their vessels were released the following day.

Ten years ago: The NHL’S fourmonth lockout finally ended as the league and the players’ associatio­n completed signing a required memorandum of understand­ing. Gary Stevens won the first race at Santa Anita, giving the Hall of Fame jockey his first win in North America since 2005, when he began a seven-year retirement that had recently ended. (Stevens rode 5-1shot Branding to a 21⁄2-length victory in his third race since beginning his comeback on Jan. 6, 2013.)

Five years ago: President Donald Trump’s White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, declared him in “excellent health” after the president received his first checkup at Walter Reed military hospital. Sportscast­er Keith Jackson, best known as the down-home voice of college football, died; he was 89. John Tunney, whose successful campaign for a California seat in the U.S. Senate was the basis for the Robert Redford film “The Candidate,” died in Los Angeles at the age of 83.

One year ago: The House panel investigat­ing the U.S. Capitol insurrecti­on requested an interview and records from House Minority Leader Kevin Mccarthy as it continued to seek first-hand details from members of Congress on former President Donald Trump’s actions on Jan. 6; Mccarthy issued a statement saying he would refuse to cooperate, accusing the panel of an “abuse of power.” The government reported that inflation jumped in December at its fastest year-over-year pace in nearly four decades, surging 7%. Ronnie Spector, who sang 1960s hits including “Be My Baby” as leader of the girl group The Ronettes, died at 78 after a brief battle with cancer. Today’s birthdays: The Amazing Kreskin is 88. Country singer William Lee Golden (The Oak

Ridge Boys) is 84. Actor Anthony Andrews is 75. Movie director Wayne Wang is 74. Legal affairs blogger Ann Althouse is 72. Writer Walter Mosley is 71. Country singer Ricky Van Shelton is 71. Radio-tv personalit­y Howard Stern is 69. Writer-producer-director John Lasseter is 66. Broadcast journalist Christiane Amanpour is 65. Actor Oliver Platt is 63. Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins is 63. Entreprene­ur Jeff Bezos is 59. Rock singer Rob Zombie is 58. Actor Olivier Martinez is 57. Model Vendela is 56. Actor Rachael Harris is 55. Rock singer Zack de la Rocha is 53. Rapper Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan) is 53. Actor Zabryna Guevara is 51. Singer Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay) is 50. Singer Melanie Chisholm (Spice Girls) is 49. Contempora­ry Christian singer Jeremy Camp is 45. Actor Cynthia Addai-robinson is 43. R&B singer Amerie is 43. Actor Issa Rae is 38. Actor Will Rothhaar is 36. Actor Andrew Lawrence is 35. Rock singer ZAYN is 30. Pop/ soul singer Ella Henderson (TV: “The X Factor”) is 27.

Friday, Jan. 13, 2023 Today is Friday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2023. There are 352 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History:

On Jan. 13, 2021, President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House over the violent Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol, becoming the only president to be twice impeached; ten Republican­s joined Democrats in voting to impeach Trump on a charge of “incitement of insurrecti­on.” (Trump would again be acquitted by the Senate in a vote after his term was over.)

On this date: In 1733, James Oglethorpe and some 120 English colonists arrived at Charleston, South Carolina, while en route to settle in present-day Georgia.

In 1794, President George Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the Union. (The number of stripes was later reduced to the original 13.)

In 1898, Emile Zola’s famous defense of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, “J’accuse,” (zhah-kooz’), was published in Paris.

In 1941, a new law went into effect granting Puerto Ricans U.S. birthright citizenshi­p. Novelist and poet James Joyce died in Zurich,

Switzerlan­d, less than a month before his 59th birthday.

In 1964, Roman Catholic Bishop Karol Wojtyla (voy-tee’-wah) (the future Pope John Paul II) was appointed Archbishop of Krakow, Poland, by Pope Paul VI.

In 1982, an Air Florida 737crashed into Washington, D.C.’S 14th Street Bridge and fell into the Potomac River while trying to take off during a snowstorm, killing a total of 78 people, including four motorists on the bridge; four passengers and a flight attendant survived.

In 1987, West German police arrested Mohammed Ali Hamadi, a suspect in the 1985hijack­ing of a TWA jetliner and the killing of a U.S. Navy diver who was on board. (Although convicted and sentenced to life, Hamadi was paroled by Germany in December 2005 and returned home to Lebanon.)

In 1990, L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the nation’s first elected Black governor as he took the oath of office in Richmond. In 1992, Japan apologized for forcing tens of thousands of Korean women to serve as sex slaves for its soldiers during World War II, citing newly uncovered documents that showed the Japanese army had had a role in abducting the socalled “comfort women.”

In 2000, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates stepped aside as chief executive and promoted company president Steve Ballmer to the position.

In 2001, an earthquake estimated by the U.S. Geological Survey at magnitude 7.7struck El Salvador; more than 840people were killed. In 2011, a funeral was held in Tucson, Arizona, for 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, the youngest victim of a mass shooting that also claimed five other lives and critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

In 2020, at a royal family summit in eastern England, Queen Elizabeth II brokered a deal to secure the future of the monarchy; it would allow Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, to live part-time in Canada.

Ten years ago: A Cairo appeals court overturned Hosni Mubarak’s life sentence and ordered a retrial of the former Egyptian president for failing to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled his regime. (Mubarak was later ordered released.) “Argo” won best motion picture drama at the Golden Globes; “Les Miserables” won best picture musical or comedy.

Five years ago: A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic, with people abandoning cars on a highway and preparing to flee their homes; officials apologized and said the alert was sent when someone hit the wrong button during a shift change. Two Army captains who met at West Point, Daniel Hall and Vincent Franchino, returned there to be married, in what The New York Times said was believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the military academy.

One year ago: The Supreme Court found that the Biden administra­tion had oversteppe­d its authority by requiring that employees at large businesses get a COVID-19 vaccine or test regularly and wear a mask on the job; the court allowed the administra­tion to proceed with a vaccine mandate for most health care workers. Two U.S. science agencies, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheri­c Administra­tion, said 2021was the sixth hottest year on record globally, part of a long-term warming trend. Today’s birthdays: Actor Frances Sternhagen is 93. TV personalit­y Nick Clooney is 89. Comedian Charlie Brill is 85. Actor Billy Gray is 85. Actor Richard Moll is 80. Rock musician Trevor Rabin is 69. Rock musician James Lomenzo (Megadeth) is 64. Actor Kevin Anderson is 63. Actor Julia Louisdreyf­us is 62. Rock singer Graham “Suggs” Mcpherson (Madness) is

62. Country singer Trace Adkins is 61. Actor Penelope Ann Miller is

59. Actor Patrick Dempsey is 57. Actor Suzanne Cryer is 56. Actor Traci Bingham is 55. Actor Keith Coogan is 53. TV producer-writer Shonda Rhimes is 53. Actor Nicole Eggert is 51. Actor Ross Mccall is

47. Actor Michael Pena is 47. Actor Orlando Bloom is 46. Meteorolog­ist Ginger Zee (TV: “Good Morning America”) is 42. Actor Ruth Wilson is 41. Actor Julian Morris is 40. Actor Beau Mirchoff is 34. Actor Liam Hemsworth is 33. NHL center Connor Mcdavid is 26.

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023

Today is Saturday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2023. There are 351 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History:

In Jan. 14, 1964, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, in a brief televised address, thanked Americans for their condolence­s and messages of support following the assassinat­ion of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, nearly two months earlier.

On this date:

In 1784, the United States ratified the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolution­ary War; Britain followed suit in April 1784.

In 1914, Ford Motor Co. greatly improved its assembly-line operation by employing an endless chain to pull each chassis along at its Highland Park, Michigan, plant. In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle opened a wartime conference in Casablanca.

In 1952, NBC’S “Today” show premiered, with Dave Garroway as the host, or “communicat­or.”

In 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio were married at San Francisco City Hall. (The marriage lasted about nine months.)

In 1963, George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with the pledge, “Segregatio­n forever!” — a view Wallace later repudiated.

In 1964, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, in a brief televised address, thanked Americans for their condolence­s and messages of support following the assassinat­ion of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, nearly two months earlier.

In 1967, the Sixties’ “Summer of Love” unofficial­ly began with a “Human Be-in” involving tens of thousands of young people at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. In 1970, Diana Ross and the Supremes performed their last concert together, at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas.

In 1975, the House Internal Security Committee (formerly the House Un-american Activities Committee) was disbanded.

In 1994, President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed an accord to stop aiming missiles at any nation; the leaders joined Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk in signing an accord to dismantle the nuclear arsenal of Ukraine.

In 2010, President Barack Obama and the U.S. moved to take charge in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, dispatchin­g thousands of troops along with tons of aid.

Ten years ago: Lance Armstrong ended a decade of denial by confessing to Oprah Winfrey during a videotaped interview that he’d used performanc­e-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. Five years ago: Chelsea Manning confirmed that she was a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Maryland; the former Army intelligen­ce analyst was known as Bradley Manning at the time of her 2010arrest that led to a conviction for leaking classified documents. (Manning lost in a Democratic primary won by incumbent Ben Cardin.) On the defensive in the wake of disparagin­g comments about Haiti and African nations, President Donald Trump told reporters, “I am the least racist person you have ever interviewe­d.”

One year ago: The Australian government revoked the visa of tennis star Novak Djokovic for a second time as Djokovic fought to stay in the country and compete in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinat­ed for COVID-19. (Djokovic would be deported two days later, but returned in January, 2023for competitio­n.) China further tightened its anti-pandemic measures in Beijing and across the country as scattered Covid-19outbreak­s continued, a little over two weeks ahead of the Winter Olympics. Today’s birthdays: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 86. Singer Jack Jones is 85. Actor Faye Dunaway is 82. Actor Holland Taylor is 80. Actor Carl Weathers is 75. Singerprod­ucer T-bone Burnett is 75. Movie writer-director Lawrence Kasdan is 74. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd is 71. Rock singer Geoff Tate (Queensrych­e) is

64. Movie writer-director Steven Soderbergh is 60. Actor Mark Addy is 59. Former Fox News Channel anchorman Shepard Smith is 59. Actor/producer Dan Schneider is 59. Rapper Slick Rick is 58. Actor Emily Watson is 56. Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes is 56. Rock musician Zakk Wylde is 56. Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 55. Actor Jason Bateman is 54. Rock singer-musician Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is 54. Actor Kevin Durand is 49. Actor Jordan Ladd is

48. Actor Ward Horton is 47. Actor Emayatzy Corinealdi is 43. Retrosoul singer-songwriter Marc Broussard is 41. Rock singer-musician Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is 41. Actor Zach Gilford is 41. Actor Jake Choi is 38. Actor Jonathan Osser is 34. Actor-singer Grant Gustin (“Glee”) is 33. Singer/guitarist Molly Tuttle is 30.

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