spotlight Today in history: Jan. 12 Jan 12, 2020 Jan 12, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1932: Hattie W. Caraway In 1932, Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate after initially being appointed to serve out the remainder of the term of her late husband, Thaddeus. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1959: Motown Records In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit. PAUL SANCYA 1966: "Batman In 1966, the TV series "Batman," starring Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo, premiered on ABC, airing twice a week on consecutive nights. Mark Elias 1966: State of the Union In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson said in his State of the Union address that the U.S. military should stay in Vietnam until Communist aggression there was stopped. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1969: Super Bowl III In 1969, the New York Jets of the American Football League upset the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League 16-7 in Super Bowl III, played at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Anonymous 1971: "All in the Family" In 1971, the groundbreaking situation comedy "All in the Family" premiered on CBS television. STR 1995: Qubilah Shabazz In 1995, Qubilah Shabazz (keh-BEE'-lah shuh-BAZ'), the daughter of Malcolm X, was arrested in Minneapolis on charges she'd tried to hire a hitman to kill Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan (the charges were later dropped in a settlement with the government). 2006: Mehmet Ali Agca In 2006, Mehmet Ali Agca (MEH'-met AH'-lee AH'-juh), the Turkish gunman who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981, was released from an Istanbul prison after serving more than 25 years in Italy and Turkey for the plot against the pontiff and the slaying of a Turkish journalist. BURHAN OZBILICI, STF 2010: Haiti Earthquake Ten years ago: Haiti was struck by a magnitude-7 earthquake; the Haitian government said 316,000 people were killed, while a report prepared for the U.S. Agency for International Development suggested the death toll may have been between 46,000 and 85,000. Gerald Herbert 2010: Teodoro Garcia Simental Ten years ago: U.S. and Mexican authorities announced the capture of Teodoro Garcia Simental, a high-ranking member of the Tijuana cartel known as "El Teo." Alexandre Meneghini 2015: Ezekiel Elliott Five years ago: Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns as Ohio State won the first national title in college football's playoff era, running over Oregon, 42-20. Eric Gay 2015: France Attacks Five years ago: France deployed thousands of troops to protect sensitive sites, including Jewish schools and neighborhoods, in the wake of terror attacks that killed 17. Remy de la Mauviniere 2019: France Bakery Explosion One year ago: A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a Paris bakery, killing three people and injuring dozens. Kamil Zihnioglu 2019: Government Shutdown One year ago: The partial government shutdown extended into a 22nd day, making it the longest such closure in U.S. history. Officials at Miami International Airport closed a terminal for parts of the weekend because of a staff shortage related to the partial government shutdown. Brynn Anderson 2019: Julian Castro One year ago: Former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 Democratic presidential race, announcing his candidacy in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Eric Gay View Comments Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps History Related to this collection Most Popular +18 News Today in history: Jan. 13 Jan 13, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +42 News Today’s top pics: Mexico Border Killings and more Jan 13, 2020 Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. +28 News Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 17 Jan 17, 2020 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Betty White, James Earl Jones, Maury Povich, Steve Earle, Steve Har… +18 News Today in history: Jan. 15 Jan 15, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +17 News Today in history: Jan. 17 Jan 17, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +29 News Today’s top pics: Syria airstrikes and more Jan 16, 2020 Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. +21 News Today in history: Jan. 14 Jan 14, 2020 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +16 News Today’s top pics: College Football championship and more Jan 14, 2020 Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. +23 News Photos: 100 years ago, Prohibition began; it didn't work out so well Jan 16, 2020 Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted.