Today is the 15th day of 2013 and the 26th day of winter.
In 1844, the University of Notre Dame received its official charter from the state of Indiana.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1759, the British Museum opened to the public.
In 1930, Amelia Earhart reached a speed of 171 mph in a Lockheed Vega, setting an aviation record for women.
In 1943, the Pentagon was dedicated in Arlington, Va.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Edward Teller (1908-2003), physicist; Gene Krupa (1909-1973), jazz drummer; Lloyd Bridges (1913-1998), actor; Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918-1970), Egyptian president; Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), civil rights leader; Mario Van Peebles (1957- ), actor/director; Drew Brees (1979- ), football player; Matt Holliday (1980- ), baseball player; Skrillex (1988- ), musician.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1967, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the first Super Bowl.
TODAY'S FACT: The Pentagon is the world's largest office building by floor area, with 3.7 million square feet of dedicated office space.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted." -- Martin Luther King Jr.
TODAY'S NUMBER: 24 -- age at which Amelia Earhart purchased her first plane, a bright yellow Kinner Airster. Earhart named the two-seater biplane "Canary" and used it to set her first women's record by flying at an altitude of 14,000 feet.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Jan. 11) and first quarter moon (Jan. 18).