Today is the 12th day of 2016 and the 22nd day of winter.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1915, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected a constitutional amendment to give women the right to vote.
In 1932, Hattie Wyatt Caraway of Arkansas became the first woman elected to the Senate.
In 1991, Congress authorized President George H.W. Bush to use force in expelling Iraq from Kuwait.
In 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti destroyed a majority of the buildings in Port-au-Prince and left more than 100,000 dead.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Jack London (1876-1916), author; Tex Ritter (1905-1974), singer/actor; Joe Frazier (1944-2011), boxer; Tom Dempsey (1947- ), football player; Kirstie Alley (1951- ), actress; Rush Limbaugh (1951- ), radio personality; Howard Stern (1954- ), radio personality; Christiane Amanpour (1958- ), TV journalist; Dominique Wilkins (1960- ), basketball player; Jeff Bezos (1964- ), Amazon.com founder; Rob Zombie (1965- ), singer-songwriter/director; Jason and Randy Sklar (1972- ), comedians/sportscasters; Naya Rivera (1987- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: Amazon.com opened for business online in 1995, but it didn't make a profit until 2002.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1969, the New York Jets fulfilled quarterback Joe Namath's guarantee of a win with a 16-7 victory over the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "There are things greater than our wisdom, beyond our justice. The right and wrong of this we cannot say, and it is not for us to judge." -- Jack London, "An Odyssey of the North"
TODAY'S NUMBER: 20 -- women in the U.S. Senate at the start of the 114th Congress in 2015.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Jan. 9) and first quarter moon (Jan. 16).