Good morning Sugahs.  Steve Wiley and CJ are serving up the Polyester Power Hour for breakfast this morning.  Rain is on the way.  Here is everything you need to know before you leave the house this morning.

Today is National Bootlegger's Day and Hot Buttered Rum Day.

TODAY IN HISTORY

149 years ago - In 1871, Andrew S. Hallidie received a patent for his Cable Car system. They hit the streets of San Franciso 3 years later and are still there today.

100 years ago - In 1920, Prohibition officially began. Americans weren't allowed to booze freely for 13 years.

91 years ago - In 1929, Popeye first appeared in a comic strip called "Thimble Theatre".  Popeye is the creative effort of E. C. Segar.

67 years ago - In 1953, the Chevy Corvette was introduced at a car show at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.  The cost of the first production model was $3,490.  There were only 300 produced.  Today that car will set you back about $300,000.

45 years ago - In 1975, "Baretta" premiered on ABC and aired for only 3 seasons.

26 years ago - In 1994, at 4:30 AM, the magnitude 6.7 Northridge Earthquake hit Los Angeles.  It lasted 10-20 seconds.  It killed 57 people.  It injured more than 8,700.  Property damage was estimated to be between $13 and $50 billion.

26 years ago - In 1994, Danny Bonaduce beat Donny Osmond by a split decision in a charity boxing match.

22 years ago - In 1998, Matt Drudge leaked a suppressed "Newsweek" story about President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

22 years ago - In 1998, Dennis Rodman was fined $25,000 and suspended indefinitely for kicking a cameraman in the crotch.

12 years ago - In 2008, chessmaster Bobby Fischer died at age 64.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Connor Cruise is 25.

Kelly Marie Tran is 31. 

Calvin Harris is 36.

Dwyane Wade is 38.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy is 40.

Freddy Rodriguez is 45.

Kid Rock is 49.

Shabba Ranks is 54.

Michelle Obama is 56.

Jim Carrey is 58.

Denis O'Hare is 58.

Susanna Hoffs is 61.

Steve Harvey is 63.

Steve Earle is 65.

Mick Taylor is 71.

Maury Povich is 81.

James Earl Jones is 89.

Betty White is 98.

Muhammad Ali  (1942 - 2016).

Eartha Kitt  (1927 - 2008).

Shari Lewis  (1933 - 1998).

Andy Kaufman  (1949 - 1984).

Vidal Sassoon  (1928 - 2012).

Al Capone  (1899 - 1947).

Benjamin Franklin  (1706 - 1790).

DAYS TILL...

• 3 days until Martin Luther King Day.

• 8 days until The Year of the Rat.

• 28 days until Valentine's Day.

WEATHER

Today: Cloudy, 20% chance for rain, 68.

Tonight: 30% - 40% chance for rain, 61.

Saturday: 50% chance for rain, 75.

Sunday: Clearing, 53.

Sunday Evening: 36.

Monday Evening: 31.

Tuesday Evening: 34.

Have a wonderful weekend.

cj and steve