Historical Events on 23rd January

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393 - Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor.
909 - John of Rila aka Saint Ivan and the fable of two pies.
971 - In China, the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops. The Southern Han state is forced to submit to the Song Dynasty, ending not only Southern Han rule, but also the first regular war elephant corps employed in a Chinese army that had gained the Southern Han victories throughout the 10th century.
1265 - 1st English Parliament formally convened (some authorities)
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.
1490 - 1st printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul
1546 - Having published nothing for eleven years, Francois Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.
1552 - 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes manditory in England
1556 - Shaanxi Earthquake - deadliest ever recorded kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China
1570 - Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out
English Monarch Queen Elizabeth IEnglish Monarch Queen Elizabeth I 1571 - Queen Elizabeth I of England opens Royal Exchange in London
1579 - Union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic
1631 - France & Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Barwald
1637 - Dutch governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil
1643 - Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians in English Civil War
1647 - Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament
1656 - Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales.
1663 - King Louis XIV affirms covenant with Rÿnstaten
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV 1668 - England, Netherlands & Sweden signs Triple Alliance against French
1719 - Liechtenstein became a sovereign member state of the Holy Roman Empire.
1779 - Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra)
1789 - Georgetown, 1st US Catholic college, founded
1793 - 2nd partition of Poland, between Prussia & Russia
1793 - Humane Society of Philadelphia (1st aid society) organized
1796 - Armand-Gaston Camus becomes chairman of Council of 500
1812 - 7.8 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri
1833 - Joseph Pease, a Quaker, admitted to Parliament on his affirmation
1845 - Uniform US election day for president & VP authorized
Physician Elizabeth BlackwellPhysician Elizabeth Blackwell 1849 - Mrs Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman physician in US
1849 - Patent granted for an envelope-making machine
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.
1856 - Steamer Pacific lost
1859 - Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii begins an eruption that lasts 300 days
1862 - Agoston Haraszthy, 1st vintner in Sonoma Valley, California imports 10,000 grape vine cuttings
1865 - -Jan 25th) Battle of City Point, VA (James River, Trent's Reach)
1870 - 173 Blackfoot (140 women & children) killed in Montana by US Army
1879 - US National Archery Association forms (Crawfordsville, Ind)
Heart surgeon Daniel WilliamsHeart surgeon Daniel Williams 1889 - Daniel Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago
1894 - G W Bunbury of Dublin sets shorthand record of 250 wpm for 10 min
1896 - Edward Macdowell's 2nd Suite in E, premieres
1897 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Abbey Grange" (BG)
1897 - Elva Zona Heaster is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband is perhaps the only case in United States history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction.
1899 - Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.
1902 - Winnipeg Victorias sweep Toronto Wellingtons in 2 for Stanley Cup
1904 - Ålesund Fire: the Norwegian coastal town Ålesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless and one person dead. Kaiser Wilhelm II funds the rebuilding of the town in Jugendstil style.
1907 - Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American US senator
1908 - US & Great Britain demand end of abuses in Congo
1909 - 1st radio rescue at sea
1912 - The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.
1913 - The Young Turks lead a coup d'etat against the Turkish Government
1916 - Temp falls from 44°F (7°C) to -56°F (49°C) night of 23-24, Browning MT
1920 - Dutch refuse to turn over ex-kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany to allies
1923 - Taxi strike in Amsterdam begins (through March 9th)
1924 - Ramsey MacDonald forms 1st Labour government in Britain
1926 - Eugene O'Neill's "Great God Brown," premieres in NYC
1928 - "Abenteuer of brave Soldier Schwejk" premieres in Berlin
1930 - Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto
1930 - George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Va established
1930 - WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions
1932 - El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers
1933 - 20th amendment ratified changed date of US presidential inaugurations to 1/20
1936 - Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Curacao forms
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1937 - Karl Radek & 16 others go on trial in Stalin's great purge
1940 - Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile
1941 - Ground breaking for NACA (now NASA) Lewis Research Center
1941 - WOR-AM in Newark NJ moves to NYC
1942 - Japanese troops occupy Rabaul New Britain
1942 - Tank battle at Adzjedabia, Africa Korp vs British 8th army
1943 - 66.34 cm (26.12"), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
1943 - British 8th army marches into Tripoli
1943 - Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
1943 - Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke EllingtonJazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington 1943 - Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.
1944 - Arnold Schoenberg's "Ode to Napoleon," premieres in NYC
1944 - Det Red Wings score 15 goals against NY Rangers & NHL record 37 points, also most consecutive goals & most lopsided game 15-0
1945 - Dutch Premier Gerbrandy, exiled in London, offers his resignation
1945 - World War II: Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.
1946 - Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, becomes 1st director of CIA
1948 - Bradman scores 201 in 272 mins v India, 21 fours 1 six
1948 - Huston's "Treasure of Sierra Madre" starring Humphrey Bogart opens
Navy Commander Karl DönitzNavy Commander Karl Dönitz 1948 - Test debut of Neil Harvey, v India at Adelaide
1950 - 3rd edition of Joseph Kane's Famous 1st Facts published
1950 - AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
1950 - Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
1950 - NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense & defense)
1950 - Rebel army of cap Raymond Westerner occupies Bandung
1951 - 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young & Gertrude Berg win
1953 - Bobby Simpson makes 1st-class debut for NSW 16 yrs 357 days
1953 - NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts)
1953 - NFL's National & American conference become Eastern & Western conf
1954 - Harry van Thorn chosen chairman of Dutch KVP
1954 - Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (18 games)
1955 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1955 - KORK (now KVBC) TV channel 3 in Las Vegas, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
1958 - "Body Beautiful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 60 performances
1958 - Dictator Marcos Perez Jiménez flees Venezuela, Larrazabal takes power
1958 - Hanif Mohammad completes 337 in 970 minutes v West Indies
1960 - Bathosphere "Trieste" reach bottom of Pacific (10,900 m)
1961 - Supreme Court rules cities & states have right to censor films
1961 - Venezuela adopts constitution
Baseball Player Jackie RobinsonBaseball Player Jackie Robinson 1962 - Bob Feller & Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1962 - British spy Kim Philby defects to USSR
1962 - Libya, Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb
1964 - 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
1964 - Arthur Miller's "After the Fall," premieres in NYC
1965 - "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
1965 - BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Dick Weber
1965 - Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain
1967 - Stan Musial is named GM of Cards
MLB Legend Stan MusialMLB Legend Stan Musial 1968 - Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1968 - Spy ship USS Pueblo & 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by North Korea
1969 - Cream releases their last album "Goodbye"
1970 - Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (California)
1970 - Dolle Mina's burns her bra in Amsterdam
1970 - US launches 2nd generation weather satellite, ITOS 1
1970 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 - -80°F (-62°C) in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska (US record)
1971 - 4th ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 122 at Carolina
1971 - UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row
1972 - 2nd AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 26-13
1972 - Ard Schenk becomes European all-round skating champ
1972 - Bootlegger sells wood alcohol to wedding party-100 die-New Delhi
1972 - Entire population of Istanbul under 24 hour house arrest
1972 - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-13
1973 - 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago
1973 - Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs
1973 - Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Moslem pilgrims
1973 - Pres Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
1974 - 1st edition of women's magazine "Story"
1975 - "Barney Miller" premieres on ABC TV
1975 - Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
1976 - Ian Redpath hits his only 2 sixes in Cricket Tests, v WI Adelaide
1976 - Wash Caps end 25 game winless streak (0-22-3) beat NY Rangers 7-5
1977 - $1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited, Paris
1977 - Miniseries "Roots" premieres on ABC
1978 - Belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris
1978 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 14-13
1978 - Sweden becomes the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays, believed to be damaging to earth's ozone layer.
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 1979 - Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1981 - 1st Richard Nixon museum opens (San Clemente California)
1981 - Jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin
1981 - Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games
1981 - Red Sox trade Fred Lynn to Angels for Frank Tanana & Joe Rudi
1982 - Urbe Blanca (cow) produces record 110 kg of milk, Cuba (approx date)
1982 - World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing 2
1983 - "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC
Tennis Player Björn BorgTennis Player Björn Borg 1983 - Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis
1983 - Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $14,700,000
1983 - In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96
1983 - Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean
1983 - Schone skates ladies world record 5 km (7:40.97)
1984 - Buffalo Sabres win NHL record 10th straight road game
1984 - Greatest unpaced 1-hr bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
1984 - Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ
1985 - Britains House of Lords debate 1st televised
1986 - "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 perfs
WWF Wrestler Hulk HoganWWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan 1986 - Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
1986 - 1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley)
1987 - Dow Jones rises 64 points then drops 110 points (44.15 pt loss)
1987 - Japan 1st exceeds military spending cap of 1% of GNP ($23 billion)
1988 - 45th Golden Globes: Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas
1988 - 62nd Australian Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (6-1 7-6)
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf 1988 - Bob Benoit bowls 1st 300-pt game in a televised title match
1989 - Challenge to "who is a Jew" law filed in Israeli Supreme Court
1989 - NBA New Jersey Nets begin a 32+ game road losing streak
1990 - Dean Jones scores twin Test tons v Pakistan at Adelaide Oval
1991 - "seinfeld" debuts on NBC-TV
1991 - World's largest oil spill, caused by embattled Iraqi forces in Kuwait
1992 - "Visit" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
1993 - 50th Golden Globes: Scent of a Woman, wins
Comedian Jerry SeinfeldComedian Jerry Seinfeld 1993 - Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack
1993 - Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die
1993 - NY Newsday reports Ore Sen Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women
1993 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan
1994 - Bernie Kosar is 2nd QB to throw TD passes in AFC & NFC Champ games
1994 - Worldwide Day for peace in Bosnia-Hercegovina
1996 - Chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test NZ v Zim
1996 - The first version of the Java programming language was released.
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1998 - Pope John Paul II condemns US embargo against Cuba
2001 - The Chinese Communist Party stages a self-immolation in Tiananmen Square to frame Falun Gong and escalate the persecution.
2002 - Reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan. He was subsequently murdered .
2002 - "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in Federal Bureau of Investigation custody.
2003 - Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10
2009 - Dendermonde nursery attack occurred in Dendermonde, Belgium.
2012 - European Union agrees to embargo Iranian oil in protest against Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program
2013 - 23 people are killed in a mosque suicide bombing in Tuz Khormato, Iraq
2013 - 18 people are killed in a market shooting in Damboa, Nigeria
2013 - US armed forces overturns 1994 ban on women serving in combat
3268 - Beginning of 2nd Julian Period (1/1 OS)

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