Day in History, Daily Briefing, Jan. 23, 2012

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It's Monday, January 23, the 23rd day of the year.

Today's Top Headlines


Today's Weather

Monday: A chance of freezing rain before 10 a.m., then rain. Areas of fog after 1 p.m. High near 46. Southeast wind between 3 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Little or no ice accumulation expected. 

Monday Night: Rain, mainly before 1 a.m. Areas of fog before 8 p.m. Low around 38. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 90

Events & Reminders

Today in History

1556: The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China. The death toll may have been as high as 830,000.

1849: Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, NY, becoming the first female doctor in the U.S.

1957: American inventor Walter Frederick Morrison sells the rights to his flying disc to the Wham-O toy company, who later rename it the "Frisbee."

1964: The 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified.

1986: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

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


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