Three things from history that happened on Jan. 13:

*In 1846 President James Polk dispatches General Zachary Taylor and 4,000 troops to the Texas border as war with Mexico looms.

*In 1919 California votes to ratify the prohibition amendment.

*In 1982 Air Florida Flight 90 Boeing 737 jet crashes into Washington, D.C.’s 14th St. Bridge shortly after takeoff, then plunges into the Potomac River; 78 people, including four motorists, are killed.