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
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.