January 13

1888 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.

1968 – Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom State Prison.

1977 – JAL Cargo Flight 3054, a Douglas DC-8 jet, crashes onto the runway during takeoff from Anchorage International Airport, killing 5

1982 – Air Florida Flight 90, a Boeing 737 jet, crashes shortly after takeoff into Washington, D.C.’s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78 including 4 motorists.

2001 – An earthquake of 7.6 on the Richter scale hits near San Miguel, El Salvador , killing more than 900.

2018 – A false emergency alert warning of an impending missile strike in Hawaii caused widespread panic in the state.

Births
1610 – Maria Anna of Bavaria
1808 – Salmon P. Chase
1832 – Horatio Alger
1885 – Alfred Fuller
1887 – Sophie Tucker
1919 – Robert Stack
1927 – Liz Anderson
1935 – Charles ‘Rip’ Taylor
1957 – Mark O’Meara
1990 – Liam Hemsworth

Deaths
86 BC – Gaius Marius
1885 – Schuyler Colfax
1929 – Wyatt Earp
1941 – James Joyce
1962 – Ernie Kovacs
1978 – Hubert Humphrey
1980 – Andre Kostelanetz
2009 – Patrick McGoohan