Today is Saturday, Jan. 12.
Today's Highlight in History:
1959: Motown Records
On Jan. 12, 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit.
1915: U.S. House of Representatives
In 1915, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected, 204-174, a proposed constitutional amendment to give women nationwide the right to vote.
1932: Hattie W. Caraway
In 1932, Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate after initially being appointed to serve out the remainder of the term of her late husband, Thaddeus.
In 1966, the TV series "Batman," starring Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo, premiered on ABC, airing twice a week on consecutive nights.
1966: State of the Union
In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson said in his State of the Union address that the U.S. military should stay in Vietnam until Communist aggression there was stopped.
1971: "All in the Family"
In 1971, the groundbreaking situation comedy "All in the Family" premiered on CBS television.
1998: Linda Tripp
In 1998, Linda Tripp provided Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's office with taped conversations between herself and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
2006: Mehmet Ali Agca
In 2006, Mehmet Ali Agca (MEH'-met AH'-lee AH'-juh), the Turkish gunman who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981, was released from an Istanbul prison after serving more than 25 years in Italy and Turkey for the plot against the pontiff and the slaying of a Turkish journalist.
2009: George W. Bush
Ten years ago: Acting at Obama's behest, President George W. Bush agreed to ask Congress for the final $350 billion in the financial bailout fund. In the final news conference of his presidency, Bush vigorously defended his record but also offered an extraordinary listing of his mistakes — including his optimistic Iraq speech in 2003.
2009: Rickey Henderson
Ten years ago: Rickey Henderson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot, and Jim Rice made it in on his 15th and final try.
2009: Roland Burris
Ten years ago: Senate Democrats announced they would accept former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris as President-elect Barack Obama's Senate successor.
2014: Golden Globes
Five years ago: At the Golden Globes, "12 Years a Slave" won for best motion picture drama while "American Hustle" was named best musical or comedy picture.
2014: Jeremy Abbott
Five years ago: Jeremy Abbott won his fourth U.S. figure skating title at the championships in Boston.
2014: Mideast Iran Nuclear
Five years ago: Officials announced that Iran had agreed to limit uranium enrichment and to open its nuclear program to daily inspection by international experts.
2018: Dr. Ronny Jackson
One year ago: President Donald Trump's White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, declared him in "excellent health" after the president received his first checkup at Walter Reed military hospital.
2018: Keith Jackson
One year ago: Sportscaster Keith Jackson, best known as the down-home voice of college football, died; he was 89.