Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1926 – ‘Sam ‘n’ Henry’ — later renamed ‘Amos ‘n’ Andy’ — first airs and goes on to become one of the most popular radio programs in American history (More info)

1932 – Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate (More info)

1966 – President Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended (More info)

1991 – A divided Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait (More info)

2010 – The 2010 Haiti earthquake occurs, killing more than 200,000 people and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince (More info)


"Batman" debuted on ABC TV on this date in 1966, "All In the Family" aired for the first time on CBS on this date in 1971, and Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball was sold at auction for $3 million to an anonymous bidder.