Calendar for January 19th, 2013

Confederate Heroes Day (Texas, United States)

Robert E. Lee Day (Fla., Ky., La.)

Born 1736: James Watt (inventor)

Born 1807: Robert E. Lee (Confederate general)

Born 1809: Edgar Allen Poe (author)

1825: Tin can patented

Born 1839: Paul Cézanne (painter)

1840: Explorer Charles Wilkes claimed discovery of Antarctica

1898: First Brown vs. Harvard ice hockey game took place

Born 1923: Jean Stapleton (actress)

Born 1934: Patsy Rowlands (actress)

Born 1946: Dolly Parton (singer)

Born 1947: Paula Deen (chef)

1949: Law raised salary of U.S. president to $100,000

Born 1953: Desi Arnaz, Jr. (actor, son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz)

1961: U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized first space satellite communications link between the United States and Europe on an experimental basis.

Born 1973: Drea de Matteo (actress)

Died 1980: William O. Douglas (Supreme Court Justice)

Died 1997: James Dickey (author)

Died 1998: Carl Perkins (musician)

Died 2006: Wilson Pickett (singer)

Died 2007: Denny Doherty (one of the founding members of the musical group The Mamas & The Papas)

Died 2008: Suzanne Pleshette (actress)

Died 2013: Stan "The Man" Musial (baseball player)