Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1926 – ‘Sam ‘n’ Henry’ — later renamed ‘Amos ‘n’ Andy’ — first airs and goes on to become one of the most popular radio programs in American history (More info)

1932 – Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate (More info)

1966 – President Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended (More info)

1991 – A divided Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait (More info)

2010 – The 2010 Haiti earthquake occurs, killing more than 200,000 people and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince (More info)