Today in history
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).