Today is the 36th day of 2014 and the 47th day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1917, Congress overrode President Woodrow Wilson's veto in passing the Immigration Act of 1917, banning persons from an "Asiatic Barred Zone" from entering the country.
In 1919, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith launched United Artists.
In 1988, Panamanian military leader Manuel Noriega was indicted in Florida on charges of bribery and drug trafficking.
In 1994, white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith was convicted of the murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers 31 years earlier, in 1963.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), politician/diplomat; William S. Burroughs (1914-1997), author; Red Buttons (1919-2006), actor/comedian; Hank Aaron (1934- ), baseball player; Michael Mann (1943- ), filmmaker; Christopher Guest (1948- ), actor/filmmaker; Tom Wilkinson (1948- ), actor; Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962- ), actress; Laura Linney (1964- ), actress; Chris Parnell (1967- ), actor; Roberto Alomar (1968- ), baseball player; Sara Evans (1971- ), singer-songwriter; Christiano Ronaldo (1985- ), soccer player.
TODAY'S FACT: United Artists co-founder Charlie Chaplin, who directed, produced, scored and starred in most of his own films, re-shot one scene in "City Lights," featuring his famous "Little Tramp" character, 342 times.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1972, Bob Douglas, "the Father of Black Professional Basketball," became the first African-American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve." -- William S. Burroughs
TODAY'S NUMBER: 1.2 million -- stamps in Franklin D. Roosevelt's personal collection, according to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Jan. 30) and first quarter moon (Feb. 6).