Three things from history that share today’s date, Jan. 23:

*In 1789 Georgetown, the first U.S. Catholic college, is founded.

*In 1964 the 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections.

*In 1973 President Richard Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War.

Happy birthday to you…John Hancock, American merchant and statesman who was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence, born in Braintree, MA in 1737…Napoleon Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne, born in Brussels, Belgium in 1914…Chesley Sullenberger, American pilot who successfully executed emergency landing in the Hudson River, born in Denison, TX in 1951.