Today is the birthday of Hattie Wyatt Caraway (born in 1878), the first woman elected to the US Senate. She represented the State of Arkansas from 1931 to 1945. She was appointed as a Democrat on November 13, 1931, and subsequently elected on January 12, 1932, to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Thaddeus H. Caraway. She was re-elected in 1932 and 1938 and served until January 2, 1945.
It's also Clark Gable's birthday...He was born in 1901 in Cadiz, OH.
Other notables from history that I found interesting:
1790 Supreme Court convenes for the 1st time (New York NY)
1862 Julia Howe publishes "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
1865 JS Rock, 1st black lawyer to practice in Supreme Court, admitted to bar
1906 1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth KS
1949 RCA releases 1st single record ever (45 rpm)
1961 1st full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful
1972 1st scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395)
It's also American Heart Month and Black History Month.