Today in his­tory

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Today is the 12th day of 2019 and the 23rd day of winter.

Today’s His­tory: In 1915, the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives re­jected a con­sti­tu­tional amend­ment to give women the right to vote.

In 1932, Hat­tie Wy­att Car­away of Arkansas be­came the first woman elected to the Sen­ate.

In 1991, a di­vided Congress au­tho­rized Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush to use force in ex­pelling Iraq from Kuwait.

In 2010, a 7.0 mag­ni­tude earth­quake in Haiti de­stroyed a ma­jor­ity of the build­ings in Port-au-Prince and left more than 100,000 dead.

Today’s Fact: Amazon.com opened for busi­ness on­line in 1995, but it didn’t make a profit un­til 2002. Today’s Sports: In 1969, the New York Jets ful­filled quar­ter­back Joe Na­math’s guar­an­tee of a win with a 16-7 vic­tory over the heav­ily fa­vored Bal­ti­more Colts in Su­per Bowl III.

Today’s Quote: “As one grows weaker one is less sus­cep­ti­ble to suf­fer­ing. There is less hurt be­cause there is less to hurt.” — Jack London, “The Star Rover”

Today’s Num­ber: 25 — women in the U.S. Sen­ate at the start of the 116th Congress in 2019.

Today’s Moon: Be­tween new moon (Jan. 5) and first quar­ter moon (Jan. 13).

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