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This Day In History: Jan. 23

Today is the 23rd day of 2008 and the 33rd day of winter.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1845, Congress designated that presidential elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. In 1922, in Toronto, insulin was first injected into a human patient with diabetes. In 1968, North Korean patrol boats captured the USS Pueblo.. In 2005, Viktor Yushchenko was sworn in as president of the Ukraine, only four months after becoming seriously ill as a result of dioxin poisoning.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Stendhal (1783-1842), novelist; Edouard Manet (1832-1883), artist; Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948), film director; Ernie Kovacs (1919-1962), comedian; Chita Rivera (1933- ), actress/dancer, is 73; Rutger Hauer (1944- ), actor, is 64; Princess Caroline of Monaco (1957- ) is 51; Mariska Hargitay (1964- ), actress, is 44.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1944, the Detroit Red Wings set a record for the most one-sided hockey game by beating the New York Rangers 15-0.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "Eighty percent of success is showing up." - Woody Allen

TODAY'S FACT: Chita Rivera was the first Hispanic woman to receive a Kennedy Center Honors Award. She has also received two Tony Awards for her work in musical theatre.

TODAY'S NUMBER: 2,600,000 - highest recorded mileage for a car, a 1966 Volvo P1800-S owned by retired science teacher Irv Gordon of Long Island in New York.

TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (January 22) and last quarter (January 30).


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