Actress Shonda Rhimes attends the celebration of ABC's TGIT Line-up held at Gracias Madre on September 26, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.

Writer-producer Shonda Rhimes is 46

A page to spark motivation, find out who’s getting older, and learn more about our history.

EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

Strength of a character isn’t always about how much you can handle before you break. It’s also about how much you can handle after you’ve been broken. – Robert Tew

EUR BIRTHDAYS

Jan. 13: Drummer Fred White of Earth, Wind and Fire is 61. Actress Traci Bingham (“Baywatch”) is 48. Writer-producer Shonda Rhimes is 46.

BLACK HISTORY

Jan. 13, 1869: National convention of black leaders met in Washington, D.C. Frederick Douglass was elected president.