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World Almanac

Today is the 23rd day of 2022 and the 34th day of winter.

TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1845, Congress passed an act designating that all national elections would be held on the first Tues‐ day after the first Monday in November.

In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell graduated from Geneva College in New York, becoming the first woman to earn a medi‐ cal degree in the United States.

In 1922, insulin was injected into a human pa‐ tient in Toronto and suc‐ cessfully treated diabetes for the first time.

In 2005, Viktor Yush‐ chenko was sworn in as president of the Ukraine, only four months after becoming seriously ill as a result of dioxin poison‐


DAYS: John Hancock (1737‐1793), statesman; Stendhal (1783‐1842), author; Edouard Ma‐
net (1832‐1883), artist; Ernie Kovacs (1919‐ 1962), comedian; Chita Rivera (1933‐ ), actress/ dancer; Rutger Hauer (1944‐2019), actor; Prin‐ cess Caroline of Monaco (1957‐ ); Mariska Har‐ gitay (1964‐ ), actress; Tiffani Thiessen (1974‐ ), actress; Michael Stevens (1986‐ ), educator/inter‐ net personality.

TODAY’S FACT: Chita Rivera was the first His‐ panic woman to receive a Kennedy Center Honors Award.

TODAY’S SPORTS: In 1944, the Detroit Red Wings set a record for the most one‐sided hockey game by beating the New York Rangers 15‐0.

TODAY’S QUOTE: “True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things.” ‐‐ Stendhal, “On Love”

TODAY’S NUMBER: 10 ‐‐ performing acts mak‐ ing up the charter class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on this day in 1986. The inductees were Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown,
Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

TODAY’S MOON: Be‐ tween full moon (Jan. 17) and last quarter moon (Jan. 25).

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