Andrews McMeel Almanac by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For January 12, 2021

ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC

Today is the 12th day of 2021 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 BIRTHDAYS: Jack London (1876-1916), author; Tex Ritter (1905-1974), singer/actor; Joe Frazier (1944-2011), boxer; Tom Dempsey (1947- ), football player; Kirstie Alley (1951- ), actress; Rush Limbaugh (1951- ), radio personality; Howard Stern (1954- ), radio personality; Christiane Amanpour (1958- ), TV journalist; Jeff Bezos (1964- ), Amazon.com founder; Rob Zombie (1965- ), singer-songwriter/director; Zack de la Rocha (1970- ), singer-songwriter; Naya Rivera (1987-2020), actress; Zayn Malik (1993- ), singer-songwriter.

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: "When you hang out with people who are true friends, you come away feeling lighter, more inspired to work hard, give love, and take care of yourself." – Naya Rivera, "Sorry Not Sorry"

TODAY'S NUMBER: 25 -- women in the U.S. Senate at the start of the 116th Congress in 2019.

TODAY'S MOON: New moon (Jan. 12).