Today is Thursday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2021 with 351 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn. They include Roman general Mark Antony in 83 B.C.; American turncoat Gen. Benedict Arnold in 1741; painter Berthe Morisot in 1841; Thornton Waldo Burgess, author of Peter Rabbit, in 1874; philosopher/medical missionary/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Albert Schweitzer in 1875; novelist John Dos Passos in 1896; photographer/designer Sir Cecil Beaton in 1904; 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney in 1919; drag racing driver Don "Big Daddy" Garlits in 1932 (age 89); singer Jack Jones in 1938 (age 83); civil rights activist Julian Bond in 1940; actor Faye Dunaway in 1941 (age 80); astronaut Shannon Lucid in 1943 (age 78); actor Holland Taylor in 1943 (age 78); evangelist/actor/singer Marjoe Gortner in 1944 (age 77); journalist Nina Totenberg in 1944 (age 77); musician T. Bone Burnett in 1948 (age 73); actor Carl Weathers in 1948 (age 73); filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan in 1949 (age 72); Washington Post columnist Maureen Dowd in 1952 (age 69); film director Steven Soderbergh in 1963 (age 58); television news anchor Shepard Smith in 1964 (age 57); actor Emily Watson in 1967 (age 54), rapper/actor LL Cool J, born James Todd Smith, in 1968 (age 53); actor Jason Bateman in 1969 (age 52); rock musician Dave Grohl in 1969 (age 52); actor Kevin Durand in 1974 (age 47); rock singer Caleb Followill in 1982 (age 39); actor Emma Greenwell in 1989 (age 32); actor Grant Gustin in 1990 (age 31).
On this date in history:
In 1794, Dr. Jesse Bennett of Edom, Va., performed the first successful Caesarean section.
In 1907, an earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica, killed more than 1,000 people.
In 1952, NBC's Today premiered. It was the program that started the morning news show format as it is now known.
In 1953, Josip Broz Tito was chosen president of Yugoslavia. He would serve until May 1980.
In 1963, George Wallace was inaugurated as the governor of Alabama, promising his followers, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!"
In 1969, a series of explosions aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Enterprise off Hawaii killed 27 men.
In 2005, a U.S. Army reservist, Spc. Charles Graner, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for abusing detainees at Iraq's infamous Abu Ghraib prison. Graner, who said he didn't regret his actions, was released from prison after 6 1/2 years.
In 2011, anti-government protesters forced the ouster of Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.
In 2020, Ken Jennings won the Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time competition, taking home a $1 million cash prize. He beat out other record-setting Jeopardy! contestants James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter.
A thought for the day: "If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it." -- American journalist Andy Rooney