1868 – North Carolina constitutional convention meets in Raleigh.
1919 – John McGraw, Charles A. Stoneham and Judge McQuade buy NY Giants.
1932 – Racing Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Arcaro wins his 1st race.
1936 – L.M. (Mario) Giannini elected President of Bank of America.
1943 – World War II; Casablanca Conference begins between Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and other Allied representatives.
1951 – 1st NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: American Conference beats National Conference, 2827; MVP: Otto Graham, Cleveland Browns, QB.
1952 – “Today Show” premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV.
1956 – Little Richard releases single “Tutti Frutti”
1960 – US Army promotes Elvis Presley to Sergeant.
1964 – Jacqueline Kennedy’s 1st public appearance (TV) since US President JFK’s assassination.
1972 – “Sanford & Son” starring Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson premieres on NBC-TV.
1976 – Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves.
1979 – US President Jimmy Carter proposes Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday be a federal holiday.
1987 – Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
1996 – NFC Championship, Texas Stadium; Dallas Cowboys beat Green Bay Packers, 38-27.
2001 – NFC Championship, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford: New York Giants beat Minnesota Vikings, 41-0.
2013 – Mike Pence sworn in as 50th governor of Indiana.
2019 – Americans’ chance of dying from an accidental opioid overdose higher than a car accident for the first time, according to the US National Safety Council.
2020 – US game show Jeopardy “greatest of all time” tournament won by Ken Jennings.