Today in History: Jan. 23

The campus of Georgetown University, top right, is seen past the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
In 1789, Georgetown University was established in present-day Washington, D.C. (Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) (Bloomberg via Getty Images/Bloomberg)
SOUTH PORTLAND , ME - NOVEMBER 3: Koda the dog waits by his master, Matt Lathams side, while he is among many to exercise their right to vote at the South Portland Community Center on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. (Photo by Carl D. Walsh/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
In 1845, Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.  (Photo by Carl D. Walsh/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) (Press Herald via Getty Images/Portland Press Herald)
UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 21:  Salvador Dali reading his biography, 6 May, 1959. A photograph of the Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989), taken by Terry Fincher for the Daily Herald newspaper. Dali is reading Fleur Cowles' book 'The Case of Salvador Dali' (1959), whilst on a train from Folkestone, having travelled from France. Cowles' book was an authorised biography of Dali. With a studied expression of shock on his face, Dali enjoys the photo opportunity. One of the most famous, charismatic and notorious artists of the twentieth century, Dali devoted himself to drawing and painting from an early age. Hugely influential as a Surrealist, one of his most famous paintings is 'The Persistence of Memory'. By the 1950s Dali had turned to demonstrating scientific, historical and religious themes in his work. In later life he founded both the Dali Theatre-Museum, Figueres, Spain and the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation, Pubol Castle, Spain - the latter to manage his legacy.  (Photo by Daily Herald Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)
In 1989, surrealist artist Salvador Dali died in his native Figueres, Spain, at age 84. (Photo by Daily Herald Archive/SSPL/Getty Images) (SSPL via Getty Images/Daily Herald Archive)
Robinson
In 1962, Jackie Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. FILE – In this April 11, 1947 file photo, Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers poses at Ebbets Field in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A specially padded baseball cap that Jackie Robinson wore for protection against beanballs has sold for $590,994 at auction.The blue Brooklyn Dodgers hat sold Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, after a monthlong online auction through the sports auctioneers Lelands. Lelands says Robinson wore the hat when he broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947. (AP Photo/John Rooney, File) (AP/JOHN ROONEY)
Central Intelligence Agency seal, CIA seal
In 1998, a judge in Fairfax, Virginia, sentenced Aimal Khan Kasi to death for an assault rifle attack outside CIA headquarters in 1993 that killed two men and wounded three other people. (Kasi was executed in November 2002.) FILE – This April 13, 2016, file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. A hearing in a lawsuit stemming from the agency’s harsh interrogation techniques is scheduled for Friday, July 28, 2017 in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
Johnny Carson, Joanne Carson, Joanne Copeland
In 2005, former “Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson, left, died in Los Angeles at age 79. FILE – This Aug. 17, 1963 file photo shows comedian Johnny Carson and his bride, former television personality and model Joanne Copeland, at a reception in his apartment after their wedding at in New York. Their marriage from 1963 to 1972 ended in divorce. Joanne Carson, who later in life became a close confidant of Truman Capote, died Friday, May 8, 2015 at her home in Los Angeles, according to the executor of her estate. Johnny Carson, who hosted “The Tonight Show” from 1962 to 1992, died in 2005. (AP Photo/File) (AP)
President Franklin Roosevelt returned to Columbus, Ohio  Oct. 16, 1936 for a campaign train platform speech in the city where he made the first campaign speech of 1932 after his Chicago convention acceptance. He is shaking hands with policemen. (AP Photo/CH)
In 1932, New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. President Franklin Roosevelt returned to Columbus, Ohio Oct. 16, 1936 for a campaign train platform speech in the city where he made the first campaign speech of 1932 after his Chicago convention acceptance. He is shaking hands with policemen. (AP Photo/CH) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/CH)
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The campus of Georgetown University, top right, is seen past the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
SOUTH PORTLAND , ME - NOVEMBER 3: Koda the dog waits by his master, Matt Lathams side, while he is among many to exercise their right to vote at the South Portland Community Center on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. (Photo by Carl D. Walsh/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 21:  Salvador Dali reading his biography, 6 May, 1959. A photograph of the Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989), taken by Terry Fincher for the Daily Herald newspaper. Dali is reading Fleur Cowles' book 'The Case of Salvador Dali' (1959), whilst on a train from Folkestone, having travelled from France. Cowles' book was an authorised biography of Dali. With a studied expression of shock on his face, Dali enjoys the photo opportunity. One of the most famous, charismatic and notorious artists of the twentieth century, Dali devoted himself to drawing and painting from an early age. Hugely influential as a Surrealist, one of his most famous paintings is 'The Persistence of Memory'. By the 1950s Dali had turned to demonstrating scientific, historical and religious themes in his work. In later life he founded both the Dali Theatre-Museum, Figueres, Spain and the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation, Pubol Castle, Spain - the latter to manage his legacy.  (Photo by Daily Herald Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)
Robinson
Central Intelligence Agency seal, CIA seal
Johnny Carson, Joanne Carson, Joanne Copeland
President Franklin Roosevelt returned to Columbus, Ohio  Oct. 16, 1936 for a campaign train platform speech in the city where he made the first campaign speech of 1932 after his Chicago convention acceptance. He is shaking hands with policemen. (AP Photo/CH)

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2019.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Jan. 23, 1845, Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

On this date:

In 1368, China’s Ming dynasty, which lasted nearly three centuries, began as Zhu Yuanzhang was formally acclaimed emperor following the collapse of the Yuan dynasty.

In 1789, Georgetown University was established in present-day Washington, D.C.

In 1932, New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.

In 1933, the 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the so-called “Lame Duck Amendment,” was ratified as Missouri approved it.

In 1950, the Israeli Knesset approved a resolution affirming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In 1962, Jackie Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Tony Bennett recorded “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” in New York for Columbia Records.

In 1964, the 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, eliminating the poll tax in federal elections, was ratified as South Dakota became the 38th state to endorse it.

In 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, commanded by Lloyd “Pete” Bucher, charging its crew with being on a spying mission; one sailor was killed and 82 were taken prisoner. (Cmdr. Bucher and his crew were released the following December after enduring 11 months of brutal captivity at the hands of the North Koreans.)

In 1978, rock musician Terry Kath, a key member of the group Chicago, accidentally shot himself to death following a party in Woodland Hills, California; he was 31.

In 1989, surrealist artist Salvador Dali died in his native Figueres, Spain, at age 84.

In 1998, a judge in Fairfax, Virginia, sentenced Aimal Khan Kasi (eye-MAHL’ kahn KAH’-see) to death for an assault rifle attack outside CIA headquarters in 1993 that killed two men and wounded three other people. (Kasi was executed in November 2002.)

In 2005, former “Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson died in Los Angeles at age 79.

Ten years ago: President Barack Obama quietly ended the Bush administration’s ban on giving federal money to international groups that performed abortions or provided information on the option. New York Gov. David Paterson chose Democratic Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (KEHR’-sten JIL’-uh-brand) to fill the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Five years ago: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered immediate actions to define the depth of trouble inside the nation’s nuclear force, which had been rocked by disclosures about security lapses, poor discipline, weak morale and other problems. A fire at a seniors’ home in L’Isle-Verte, Quebec, Canada, killed 32 people. Pop star Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. (Bieber later pleaded guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest under a deal that spared him jail time.)

One year ago: An early-morning shooting at a high school in Benton, Kentucky, left two 15-year-old students dead and more than a dozen others injured; authorities charged a 15-year-old classmate with murder and assault. LeBron James, at 33, became the youngest player in NBA history with 30,000 career points, reaching that mark during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 114-102 loss to the San Antonio Spurs; he was the seventh player to score that many points in his career. “The Shape of Water” led the way with 13 Academy Award nominations, including one for best picture.

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