Daily Almanac: Jan. 13, 2023


RISE: 8:04 a.m.
5:40 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

HIGH: 34 °F
32 °F

Today is…

• Korean American Day
• National Sticker Day
• National Rubber Ducky Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 1888 The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
1966 Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member when he is appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
• 2018 A false emergency alert warning of an impending ballistic missile strike in Hawaii causes widespread panic in the state

Births On This Day:

• 1964 Bill Bailey
English comedian, actor, singer and guitarist
• 1978
Nate Silver
American journalist and statistician who helped to develop PECOTA

Deaths On This Day:

• 1962 Ernie Kovacs
American comedian and actor
• 2007
Michael Brecker
American saxophonist and composer