Today is the 15th day of 2013 and the 26th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1759, the British Museum opened to the public.
In 1844, the University of Notre Dame received its official charter from the state of Indiana.
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).