Today is the 13th day of 2013 and the 24th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1910, inventor Lee De Forest made a live radio broadcast from New York City's Metropolitan Opera House.
In 1942, the Allies announced they would prosecute war criminals after World War II.
In 1990, Virginian L. Douglas Wilder became the first elected African-American governor.
In 2012, the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Italy, killing 32 people.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Horatio Alger (1832-1899), author; Sophie Tucker (1884-1966), singer; Gwen Verdon (1925-2000), dancer/actress; Charles Nelson Reilly (1931-2007), actor; Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1961- ), actress; Patrick Dempsey (1966- ), actor; Trace Adkins (1962- ), singer; Orlando Bloom (1977- ), actor; Nate Silver (1978- ), statistician.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2005, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig sold the Milwaukee Brewers to Mark Attanasio for $223 million.
TODAY'S FACT: In 1959, Lee De Forest won an honorary Oscar for his 1920 invention that made "talkies," films with audio, possible.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "You can only milk a cow so long; then you're left holding the pail." -- Hank Aaron, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on this date in 1982.
TODAY'S NUMBER: 21 -- Nazi leaders who were tried at Nuremberg for war crimes following World War II.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Jan. 11) and first quarter moon (Jan. 18).