A sign indicates the polling place at the Roswell, Ga., Public Library in Fulton County on a Sunday afternoon last fall, when 10 counties across Georgia had opened their polling places to test Sunday voting. It was on Jan. 23, 1845, that Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
A sign indicates the polling place at the Roswell, Ga., Public Library in Fulton County on a Sunday afternoon last fall, when 10 counties across Georgia had opened their polling places to test Sunday voting. It was on Jan. 23, 1845, that Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Kent D. Johnson File photo
A sign indicates the polling place at the Roswell, Ga., Public Library in Fulton County on a Sunday afternoon last fall, when 10 counties across Georgia had opened their polling places to test Sunday voting. It was on Jan. 23, 1845, that Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Kent D. Johnson File photo

Today in history: Highlights from Jan. 23 in history

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