Day in History, Daily Briefing, Jan. 16, 2012

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

It's Monday, January 16, the 16th day of the year and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Today's Top Headline

  • Officer justified in 2010 shooting 

Today's Weather

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Calm wind becoming south between 8 and 11 mph. 

Monday Night: A chance of snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 3 a.m., then snow and freezing rain likely between 3a.m. and 5 a.m., then snow, freezing rain and sleet likely after 5 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Events & Reminders

  • Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day; all and schools are closed

Today in History

27 BC:  Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.

1883: The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act is passed, establishing the U.S. Civil Service.

1919: The U.S. ratifies the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, authorizing Prohibition one year after ratification. 

1991: The U.S. goes to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War.

2003: The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.

Note: Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Ga. 

Weather information taken from the National Weather Service. Today in History compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.


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