Today is Jan. 23.
Congress decided to hold all national elections on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November, on this date in 1845.
On this date in 1948, a popular World War II general said he could not accept a presidential nomination from either party. Four years later, in 1952, Dwight Eisenhower did accept the Republican nomination -- and was elected.
It was on this date in 1973 that President Nixon announced that U.S. troops would cease fighting in Vietnam at midnight Jan. 27.
Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman doctor in the United States on this date in 1849. She was granted a medical degree from Geneva College in New York, making her the first female to be officially recognized as a physician in American history.
In another medical first, in 1922 at Toronto General Hospital, a 14-year-old Canadian boy, Leonard Thompson, became the first person to receive an insulin injection as treatment for diabetes.
And it was a cold day in Alaska on this date in 1971. The temperature at Prospect Creek dropped to 80 degrees below zero. That's the lowest temperature ever recorded in the United States.
We now return you to the present, already in progress.