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    What happened on January 23

    • January 23, 0393 Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor.

    • January 23, 1368 "In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries."

    • January 23, 1490 First printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul

    • January 23, 1492 """Pentateuch"" (Jewish holy book) first printed"

    • January 23, 1510 "Henry VIII of England, then 18 years old, appears incognito in the lists at Richmond, and is applauded for his jousting before he reveals his identity."

    • January 23, 1533 "Anne Boleyn, mistress of Henry VIII of England, discovers herself pregnant."

    • January 23, 1546 "Having published nothing for eleven years, Francois Rabelais brings out his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel: the Tiers Livre."

    • January 23, 1552 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes mandatory in England

    • January 23, 1556 "Most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shansi Province, China"

    • January 23, 1556 "The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China. The death toll may have been as high as 830,000."

    • January 23, 1570 "Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out"

    • January 23, 1570 "The assassination of regent James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray throws Scotland into civil war."

    • January 23, 1571 Queen Elizabeth I opens Royal Exchange in London

    • January 23, 1571 The Royal Exchange opens in London.

    • January 23, 1579 The Union of Utrecht forms a Protestant republic in the Netherlands.

    • January 23, 1579 "Union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic"

    • January 23, 1631 France & Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of B„rwald

    • January 23, 1637 Dutch Governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil

    • January 23, 1643 Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for the Parliamentarians

    • January 23, 1656 Blaise Pascal published the first of his Lettres provinciales.

    • January 23, 1663 King Louis XIV affirms covenant with R˜nstaten

    • January 23, 1668 "England, Netherlands & Sweden signs Triple Alliance against French"

    • January 23, 1719 Principality of Liechtenstein created within Holy Roman Empire

    • January 23, 1719 The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire.

    • January 23, 1723 "Georg Friedrich H„ndel's opera ""Ottone,"" premieres in London"

    • January 23, 1789 "Georgetown College becomes the first Roman Catholic college in the United States (Washington, DC)."

    • January 23, 1793 "2nd partition of Poland, between Prussia & Russia"

    • January 23, 1793 Humane Society of Philadelphia (first aid society) organized

    • January 23, 1796 Armand-Gaston Camus becomes chairman of Council of 500

    • January 23, 1812 "7.8 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri"

    • January 23, 1833 "Joseph Pease, a Quaker, admitted to Parliament on his affirmation"

    • January 23, 1834 "In Quebec City fire destroys the old Chateau Saint-Louis, originally built by Samuel de Champlain, and home to the Governors of New France."

    • January 23, 1845 Congress agrees that all national elections in the U.S. will fall on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November.

    • January 23, 1845 Congress decided that all national elections would take place on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November.

    • January 23, 1845 Uniform US election day for President & Vice President authorized

    • January 23, 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in U.S. history to receive a medical degree.

    • January 23, 1849 Mrs Elizabeth Blackwell becomes first woman physician in US

    • January 23, 1849 Patent granted for an envelope-making machine

    • January 23, 1855 "The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota, a crossing made today by the Father Louis Hennepin Bridge."

    • January 23, 1856 Steamer Pacific lost

    • January 23, 1861 "Agoston Haraszthy, first vintner in Sonoma Valley, imports 100,000 cuttings of 350 varieties from Europe"

    • January 23, 1865 "-Jan 25th) Battle of City Point, VA (James River, Trent's Reach)"

    • January 23, 1870 173 Blackfoot Indians (140 women & children) killed in Montana by US Army

    • January 23, 1870 "In Montana, U.S. cavalrymen kill 173 Indians, mostly women and children, in the Marias Massacre."

    • January 23, 1879 "National Archery Association formed, Crawfordsville IN"

    • January 23, 1888 "Natural gas discovered in Kingsville Ontario,by well drillers"

    • January 23, 1894 G W Bunbury of Dublin sets shorthand record of 250 wpm for 10 minutes

    • January 23, 1897 "Elva Zona Heaster found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband was perhaps the only case in United States history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction."

    • January 23, 1899 Emilio Aguinaldo was sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.

    • January 23, 1902 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Toronto Wellingtons in 2 for the Stanley Cup

    • January 23, 1904 "lesund Fire: Norwegian coastal town lesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless and one person dead. Kaiser Wilhelm II funds the rebuilding of the town in Jugendstil architecture."

    • January 23, 1907 Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes first Native American US senator

    • January 23, 1908 US & Great-Britain demand end of abuses in Congo

    • January 23, 1909 The first radio rescue at sea

    • January 23, 1912 "The Aermore Manufacturing Company, a Chicago concern, received a patent for the Aermore Exhaust Horn, a multiple-pipe horn powered by engine exhaust that played a chord like a church organ."

    • January 23, 1912 The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.

    • January 23, 1916 "Temp falls from 44§F (7§C) to -56§F (49§C) night of 23-24, Browning MT"

    • January 23, 1918 "Stellarton, Nova Scotia a coal gas explosion kills eighty-eight men in the Allan Shaft at Stellarton"

    • January 23, 1920 Dutch government refuses to turn over ex-Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany to the allies

    • January 23, 1920 The Netherlands refuses to surrender ex-Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany to the Allies.

    • January 23, 1922 "At Toronto General Hospital, 14-year-old Canadian Leonard Thompson became the first person to receive an insulin injection as treatment for diabetes."

    • January 23, 1923 Taxi strike in Amsterdam begins (through March 9th)

    • January 23, 1924 Bal Thackeray - The leader of Indian Politician Party Shiv Sena was born

    • January 23, 1924 Ramsey MacDonald forms first Labour government in Britain

    • January 23, 1930 Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto

    • January 23, 1930 George Washington Birthplace National Monument VA established

    • January 23, 1932 "El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers"

    • January 23, 1932 New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt announces his candidacy for U.S. President on the Democratic party ticket.

    • January 23, 1933 20th amendment changes date of Presidential Inaugurations to 1/20

    • January 23, 1935 "Iroquois Falls Ontario the thermometer hits -60C, the lowest temperature ever recorded in Ontario."

    • January 23, 1936 Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Cura‡ao forms

    • January 23, 1937 "In Moscow, 17 leading Communists go on trial accused of participating in a plot led by Leon Trotsky to overthrow Joseph Stalin's regime and assassinate its leaders."

    • January 23, 1937 Karl Radek & 16 others go on trial in Stalin's great purge

    • January 23, 1940 Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile

    • January 23, 1941 Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.

    • January 23, 1941 "German prisoner of war Franz von Werra escapes from a train and makes it back to Germany, only to die in action a year later; the only German POW to make a successful escape in Canada."

    • January 23, 1941 Ground breaking for NACA (now NASA) Lewis Research Center

    • January 23, 1942 "Japanese capture Rabaul, New Guinea"

    • January 23, 1942 "Tank battle at Adzjedabia, African corps vs British army"

    • January 23, 1943 British 8th army marches into Tripoli

    • January 23, 1943 Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period

    • January 23, 1943 Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

    • January 23, 1943 Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured

    • January 23, 1943 Jewish-led Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

    • January 23, 1945 "Dutch Premier Gerbrandy, exiled in London, offers his resignation"

    • January 23, 1945 World War II: Karl Dnitz launches Operation Hannibal.

    • January 23, 1946 "Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, becomes first director of CIA"

    • January 23, 1948 "Bradman scores 201 in 272 minutes vs India, 21 fours 1 six"

    • January 23, 1948 "Gen. Eisenhower said he could not accept a presidential nomination from either party; four years later, he ran as a Republican and was elected 34th president of the United States."

    • January 23, 1948 "Huston's ""Treasure of Sierra Madre"" starring Humphrey Bogart opens"

    • January 23, 1948 "Test debut of Neil Harvey, vs India at Adelaide"

    • January 23, 1950 3rd edition of Joseph Kane's Famous first Facts published

    • January 23, 1950 Israeli Knesset resolves that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel

    • January 23, 1950 Rebel army of cap Raymond Westerner occupies Bandung

    • January 23, 1950 The Israeli Knesset approves a resolution to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

    • January 23, 1950 The Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

    • January 23, 1951 "3rd Emmy Awards Alan Young Show, Alan Young & Gertrude Berg"

    • January 23, 1952 "Death of John Treloar who, along with CEW Bean, did more than any other individual to establish and develop the Australian War Memorial Treloar served as director of the Memorial from 1920 to 1952"

    • January 23, 1953 Bobby Simpson makes 1st-class debut for New South Wales 16 years 357 days

    • January 23, 1954 Harry van Thorn chosen chairman of Dutch KVP

    • January 23, 1954 Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (18 games)

    • January 23, 1956 Montreal Canadiens hockey player Jean Beliveau appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine

    • January 23, 1958 "Dictator Marcos P‚rez Jim‚nez flees Venezuela, Larraz bal takes power"

    • January 23, 1960 "Piccard & Walsh in bathyscaph ""Trieste"" reach 10,900 meters in Mariana Trench"

    • January 23, 1960 "The bathyscaphe USS Trieste breaks a depth record by descending to 10,911 m (35,798 feet)in the Pacific Ocean."

    • January 23, 1961 Supreme Court rules cities & states have right to censor films

    • January 23, 1961 Venezuela adopts constitution

    • January 23, 1962 British spy Kim Philby defects to USSR

    • January 23, 1962 "Libya, Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb"

    • January 23, 1964 "24th Amendment ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections"

    • January 23, 1964 "Arthur Miller's ""After the Fall,"" premieres in New York City NY"

    • January 23, 1964 "The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified."

    • January 23, 1968 "North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo, claiming the ship violated their territorial waters while spying."

    • January 23, 1968 Spy ship USS Pueblo & 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by N Korea

    • January 23, 1968 "The North Korean Navy seizes the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, detaining its crew on suspicion of espionage."

    • January 23, 1968 "The USS Pueblo was seized in the Sea of Japan by North Korea, which claimed the ship was on a spy mission. The crew was held for 11 months before being released on Dec. 22, 1968."

    • January 23, 1969 "Cream releases their last album ""Goodbye"""

    • January 23, 1970 Australia's first amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (California)

    • January 23, 1970 Dolle Mina burns her bra in Amsterdam

    • January 23, 1970 "US launches 2nd generation weather satellite, ITOS 1"

    • January 23, 1971 "-80§F (-62§C), Prospect Creek Camp AK (US record)"

    • January 23, 1971 "The temperature at Prospect Creek, Alaska, dropped to 80 degrees below zero, the lowest temperature ever recorded in the United States."

    • January 23, 1972 Bootlegger sells wood alcohol to wedding party-100 die-New Delhi

    • January 23, 1972 Entire population of Istanbul under 24 hour house arrest

    • January 23, 1973 A volcanic eruption devastates Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar chain of islands off the south coast of Iceland.

    • January 23, 1973 "Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for first time in 7,000 years"

    • January 23, 1973 "Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Moslem pilgrims"

    • January 23, 1973 "Neil Young interrupts his concert to read a message handed to him, announcing the signing of the Vietnam peace accord. ""Peace has come,"" he says; after ten minutes of audience celebration, he launches into his single, Southern Man"

    • January 23, 1973 President Nixon announced that U.S. troops would cease fighting in Vietnam at midnight Jan. 27.

    • January 23, 1974 "The first edition of women's magazine ""Story"""

    • January 23, 1975 """Barney Miller"" premieres on ABC TV"

    • January 23, 1975 "The situation comedy Barney Miller, starring Hal Linden in the title role, debuts ABC TV."

    • January 23, 1976 "Ian Redpath hits his only 2 sixes in Cricket Tests, vs West Indies Adelaide"

    • January 23, 1976 Washington Capitals end 25 game winless streak (0-22-3) beat New York Rangers 7-5

    • January 23, 1977 "$1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited, Paris"

    • January 23, 1977 "Miniseries ""Roots"" premieres on ABC"

    • January 23, 1978 Belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris

    • January 23, 1978 "Sweden becomes the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays, believed to be damaging to earth's protective ozone layer."

    • January 23, 1979 Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    • January 23, 1980 President Carter reinstated the Selective Service System.

    • January 23, 1981 Jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin

    • January 23, 1982 World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing 2

    • January 23, 1983 """A-Team"" with Mr T premieres on NBC"

    • January 23, 1983 Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis

    • January 23, 1983 Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean

    • January 23, 1984 "Greatest unpaced 1-hour bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km"

    • January 23, 1984 Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ

    • January 23, 1984 "Stuart & Lillian Kelly of Brantford collect $13,890,588.80 for winning ticket in Lotto 6-49; largest to date"

    • January 23, 1985 Britains House of Lords debate first televised

    • January 23, 1985 O.J. Simpson becomes the first Heisman Trophy winner elected to the Football Hall of Fame.

    • January 23, 1986 "The first induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis & Elvis Presley)"

    • January 23, 1986 "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley."

    • January 23, 1987 Dow Jones rises 64 points then drops 110 points (44.15 point loss)

    • January 23, 1987 Japan first exceeds military spending cap of 1% of GNP ($23 billion)

    • January 23, 1988 "45th Golden Globes Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas"

    • January 23, 1988 62nd Australian Women's Tennis Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (61 76)

    • January 23, 1988 "Experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, complete first nonstop, round-the-world flight without refueling lands"

    • January 23, 1988 Sandinista missiles downed a cargo plane that was dropping U.S.-financed supplies to Contra rebels in southeastern Nicaragua. Four crewmen were killed.

    • January 23, 1989 "Challenge to ""who is a Jew"" law filed in Israeli Supreme Court"

    • January 23, 1989 Surrealist painter Salvador Dali dies at age 84.

    • January 23, 1990 Dean Jones scores twin Test tons vs Pakistan at Adelaide Oval

    • January 23, 1991 """Seinfeld"" debuts on NBC-TV"

    • January 23, 1991 High-denomination banknotes withdrawn in USSR

    • January 23, 1991 "World's largest oil spill, caused by embattled Iraqi forces in Kuwait"

    • January 23, 1992 In Ottawa the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the federal government can conduct environmental reviews on any projects under its jurisdiction

    • January 23, 1993 "50th Golden Globes Scent of a Woman, wins"

    • January 23, 1993 "Convicted diet doc killer Jean Harris was freed, discharged from a New York state hospital after heart surgery and with a grant of clemency from the governor."

    • January 23, 1993 "Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack"

    • January 23, 1993 "Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die"

    • January 23, 1993 New York Newsday reports Oregon's Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women

    • January 23, 1994 Worldwide Day for peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina

    • January 23, 1995 "British Columbia blocks Alcan's $1.3-billion (Canadian) Kemano power dam development, citing the threat to its salmon fishery."

    • January 23, 1995 "Defence Minister David Collenette disbands the Canadian Airborne Regiment, effective March 5; after some of its soldiers were found to be involved in the death of a Somali boy during the UN mission"

    • January 23, 1995 In Toronto Ontario surgeons at The Hospital for Sick Children perform a 17 hour operation to separate Pakistani Siamese twins Hira and Nida Jamal; Nida will died a month later

    • January 23, 1995 "The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), a nationally funded watchdog organization, warned Internet users about sophisticated new hacker techniques"

    • January 23, 1996 "Chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test New Zealand vs Zimbabwe"

    • January 23, 1996 "General Electric threw in the towel in the struggle to keep its Genie online service competitive in the growing battle with the Web. The company announced it would sell the service to Yovelle Renaissance Corporation, which would turn Genie into a Web site."

    • January 23, 1996 The first version of the Java programming language is released.

    • January 23, 1997 Madeline Albright was sworn into office to become the first woman secretary of state.

    • January 23, 1998 Pope John Paul II condemns US embargo against Cuba

    • January 23, 1999 Monica Lewinsky is ordered by a federal judge to submit to an interview in the impeachment trial of U.S. President Bill Clinton.

    • January 23, 2001 "7 people, allegedly Falun Gong followers, attempted to set themselves on fire in Tiananmen Square. (known as Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident)"

    • January 23, 2002 """American Taliban"" John Walker Lindh returns to the United States under FBI custody."

    • January 23, 2002 "Reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped -- and subsequently murdered -- in Karachi, Pakistan."

    • January 23, 2003 Pilot 1 and 2 of the television series MythBusters.

    • January 23, 2004 Senate Democrats demanded an investigation of U.S. government dealings with Halliburton Co. following revelations of kickbacks on Iraq contracts.

    • January 23, 2005 "Viktor Yushchenko is sworn in as the third President of Ukraine in Kiev, Ukraine."

    • January 23, 2006 "After over 12 years of Liberal Party rule, Stephen Harper's Conservative Party wins the most seats in the Canadian federal election. Harper becomes the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada with a minority government, assuming office February 6."







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