Today is the fourth day of 2013 and the 15th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1920, the Negro National League, the first black professional baseball league, was established.
In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson presented the "Great Society" plan in his State of the Union address.
In 1995, the 104th U.S. Congress convened with Republican majorities in both the House and Senate for the first time since the Eisenhower presidency.
In 2010, the 2,717-foot Burj Khalifa opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as the world's tallest building.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Isaac Newton (1642-1727), mathematician/ physicist; Louis Braille (1809-1852), Braille alphabet inventor; Floyd Patterson (1935-2006), boxer; Dyan Cannon (1937- ), actress; Doris Kearns Goodwin (1943- ), historian; Patty Loveless (1957- ), singer; Michael Stipe (1960- ), rock musician; Julia Ormond (1965- ), actress.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1991, 12-year-old Fu Mingxia from China won the women's 10-meter platform at the World Swimming Championships in Perth, Australia, becoming the youngest aquatic world champion ever.
TODAY'S FACT: Medicare, one of the largest reforms passed as part of President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society initiatives, now insures 47.5 million Americans.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "It's easy to do anything in victory. It's in defeat that a man reveals himself." -- Floyd Patterson
TODAY'S NUMBER: 17 -- Negro League and pre-Negro League members inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.
TODAY'S MOON: Last quarter moon (Jan. 4).