Rapper LL Cool J is 48

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. 14: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 80. Actor Carl Weathers is 68. Rapper Slick Rick is 51. Rapper LL Cool J is 48.

BLACK HISTORY

Jan. 14, 1895: Blacks organized the National Steamboat Company in Washington, D.C. The company sailed a steamboat, the “George Leary,” between DC and Norfolk, Virginia.