Today is the 19th day of 2014 and the 30th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1783, William Pitt the Younger became the youngest prime minister in British history at age 24.
In 1966, Indira Gandhi became India's first woman prime minister.
In 1977, snow fell in Miami for the first time in recorded history.
In 2006, NASA launched the New Horizons space probe to study the dwarf planet Pluto.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), Confederate general; Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), short-story writer/poet; Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), artist; Jean Stapleton (1923-2013), actress; Tippi Hedren (1930- ), actress; Janis Joplin (1943-1970), singer-songwriter; Dolly Parton (1946- ), singer-songwriter; Paula Deen (1947- ), chef/author; Robert Palmer (1949-2003), singer-songwriter; Katey Sagal (1954- ), actress; Thomas Kinkade (1958-2012), painter; Junior Seau (1969-2012), football player; Drea de Matteo (1972- ), actress; Frank Caliendo (1974- ), comedian; Logan Lerman (1992- ), actor.
TODAY'S FACT: Robert E. Lee's U.S. citizenship was posthumously reinstated by an act of Congress in 1975.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1974, the Notre Dame men's basketball team defeated UCLA, snapping the Bruins' 88-game winning streak.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." -- Edgar Allan Poe
TODAY'S NUMBER: 24.6 -- percentage of the population of Texas that did not have health insurance in 2012 (higher than any other U.S state).
TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Jan. 15) and last quarter moon (Jan. 23).