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January 23rd, 2007 (January 23 2007)DeathE. Howard Hunt, American Watergate figure (born in 1918)
January 23rd, 2007 (January 23 2007)DeathRyszard Kapuscinski, Polish journalist and writer (born in 1932)Ryszard Kapuscinski Quotes
January 23rd, 2007 (January 23 2007)DeathSyed Hussein Alatas, Malaysian Politician (born in 1928)
January 23rd, 2006 (January 23 2006)DeathChris McKinstry, Canadian scientist (born in 1967)
January 23rd, 2005 (January 23 2005)DeathMorys George Lyndhurst Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare, British politician (born in 1921)
January 23rd, 2005 (January 23 2005)DeathJohnny Carson, American television host (born in 1925)
January 23rd, 2004 (January 23 2004)DeathBob Keeshan, American actor (born in 1927)
January 23rd, 2004 (January 23 2004)DeathHelmut Newton, German-born photographer (born in 1920)
January 23rd, 2003 (January 23 2003)EventFinal communication between Earth and Pioneer 10
January 23rd, 2003 (January 23 2003)DeathNell Carter, American singer and actress (born in 1948)
January 23rd, 2002 (January 23 2002)Event"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in Federal Bureau of Investigation custody.
January 23rd, 2002 (January 23 2002)EventReporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan. He was subsequently murdered .
January 23rd, 2002 (January 23 2002)DeathPierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (born in 1930)
January 23rd, 2002 (January 23 2002)DeathPaul Aars, American racecar driver (born in 1934)
January 23rd, 2002 (January 23 2002)DeathRobert Nozick, American philosopher (born in 1938) Philo Quotes
January 23rd, 2001 (January 23 2001)EventThe Chinese Communist Party stages a self-immolation in Tiananmen Square to frame Falun Gong and escalate the persecution.
January 23rd, 1999 (January 23 1999)DeathJay Pritzker, American businessman (born in 1922)
January 23rd, 1999 (January 23 1999)DeathPrince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (born in 1949)
January 23rd, 1997 (January 23 1997)EventMadeleine Albright becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State.
January 23rd, 1997 (January 23 1997)EventAntonis Daglis, a 23 year old Greek truck driver is sentenced to thirteen consecutive life sentences, plus 25 years for the serial slayings of three women and the attempted murder of six others.
January 23rd, 1997 (January 23 1997)DeathRichard Berry, American composer and musician (born in 1935)
January 23rd, 1996 (January 23 1996)EventThe first version of the Java programming language was released.
January 23rd, 1994 (January 23 1994)DeathNikolai Ogarkov, Soviet field marshal (born in 1917)
January 23rd, 1994 (January 23 1994)DeathBrian Redhead, English journalist and broadcaster (born in 1929)
January 23rd, 1993 (January 23 1993)DeathThomas A. Dorsey, American singer (born in 1899)
January 23rd, 1992 (January 23 1992)DeathFreddie Bartholomew, Irish actor (born in 1924)
January 23rd, 1991 (January 23 1991)DeathNorthrop Frye, Canadian writer and critic (born in 1912)
January 23rd, 1990 (January 23 1990)DeathAllen Collins, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (born in 1952)
January 23rd, 1989 (January 23 1989)DeathSalvador Dali, Catalan artist (born in 1904)Salvador Dali Quotes
January 23rd, 1988 (January 23 1988)DeathCharles Glen King, American biochemist (born in 1896)
January 23rd, 1987 (January 23 1987)BirthFelicia Brandstrom, Swedish singer
January 23rd, 1986 (January 23 1986)EventThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.Ray Charles Quotes
January 23rd, 1986 (January 23 1986)BirthSteven Taylor, English footballer
January 23rd, 1986 (January 23 1986)DeathJoseph Beuys, German artist (born in 1921)
January 23rd, 1985 (January 23 1985)EventO.J. Simpson becomes the first Heisman Trophy winner elected to the Football Hall of Fame.
January 23rd, 1985 (January 23 1985)BirthDong Fangzhuo, Chinese footballer
January 23rd, 1985 (January 23 1985)BirthDoutzen Kroes, Dutch supermodel
January 23rd, 1984 (January 23 1984)BirthArjen Robben, Dutch footballer
January 23rd, 1984 (January 23 1984)DeathMu in Bseiso, Palestinian poet (born in 1926)
January 23rd, 1983 (January 23 1983)DeathFred Bakewell, English cricketer (born in 1908)
January 23rd, 1982 (January 23 1982)BirthWily Mo Pena, Dominican baseball player
January 23rd, 1981 (January 23 1981)BirthGreg Smith, American UFC fighter
January 23rd, 1981 (January 23 1981)BirthRob Friend, Canadian footballer
January 23rd, 1981 (January 23 1981)DeathSamuel Barber, American composer (born in 1910)
January 23rd, 1979 (January 23 1979)BirthSampsa Astala, Finnish musician (Lordi)
January 23rd, 1979 (January 23 1979)BirthLarry Hughes, American basketball player
January 23rd, 1979 (January 23 1979)BirthJuan Rincon, Venezuelan baseball player
January 23rd, 1978 (January 23 1978)EventSweden becomes the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays, believed to be damaging to earth s ozone layer.
January 23rd, 1978 (January 23 1978)DeathTerry Kath, American musician (Chicago) (born in 1946)
January 23rd, 1978 (January 23 1978)DeathJack Oakie, American actor (born in 1903)
January 23rd, 1978 (January 23 1978)DeathVic Ames, American singer (Ames Brothers) (born in 1925)
January 23rd, 1977 (January 23 1977)DeathToots Shor, New York restaurateur (born in 1903)
January 23rd, 1976 (January 23 1976)BirthBrandon Duckworth, American baseball player
January 23rd, 1976 (January 23 1976)BirthAngelica Lee, Taiwanese actress and singerAng Lee Quotes
January 23rd, 1976 (January 23 1976)BirthNigel McGuinness, English professional wrestler
January 23rd, 1976 (January 23 1976)DeathPaul Dupuis, French Canadian film and television actor (born in 1913)
January 23rd, 1976 (January 23 1976)DeathPaul Robeson, American actor, singer, and social activist (born in 1898)Paul Robeson Quotes
January 23rd, 1975 (January 23 1975)BirthTito Ortiz, American UFC fighter
January 23rd, 1974 (January 23 1974)BirthJoel Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player
January 23rd, 1974 (January 23 1974)BirthRebekah Elmaloglou, Australian actress
January 23rd, 1974 (January 23 1974)BirthYosvani Perez, Cuban baseball player
January 23rd, 1974 (January 23 1974)BirthRichard T. Slone, British artist
January 23rd, 1974 (January 23 1974)BirthTiffani Thiessen, American actress
January 23rd, 1973 (January 23 1973)EventPresident Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam.
January 23rd, 1973 (January 23 1973)Event[[A volcano eruption devastates Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar chain of islands off the south coast of Iceland.
January 23rd, 1973 (January 23 1973)BirthLanei Chapman, American actress
January 23rd, 1973 (January 23 1973)DeathAlexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (born in 1948)
January 23rd, 1973 (January 23 1973)DeathKid Ory, American jazz trombonist (born in 1886)
January 23rd, 1972 (January 23 1972)BirthEwen Bremner, Scottish actor
January 23rd, 1972 (January 23 1972)BirthMark Curry, American rapper
January 23rd, 1972 (January 23 1972)BirthMarcel Wouda, Dutch swimmer
January 23rd, 1971 (January 23 1971)BirthKevin Mawae, American football player
January 23rd, 1971 (January 23 1971)BirthLorne Spicer, British TV presenter
January 23rd, 1971 (January 23 1971)DeathFritz Feigl, Austria-born chemist (born in 1871)
January 23rd, 1970 (January 23 1970)BirthSpiridon Vasdekis, Greek long jumper
January 23rd, 1970 (January 23 1970)BirthTracey Cherelle Jones, American actress
January 23rd, 1969 (January 23 1969)BirthAriadna Gil, Spanish actress
January 23rd, 1969 (January 23 1969)BirthAndrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer
January 23rd, 1969 (January 23 1969)BirthBrendan Shanahan, Canadian ice hockey player
January 23rd, 1968 (January 23 1968)EventNorth Korea seizes the USS Pueblo, claiming the ship had violated their territorial waters while spying.
January 23rd, 1968 (January 23 1968)BirthPetr Korda, Czech tennis player
January 23rd, 1967 (January 23 1967)EventThe diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Ivory Coast were established.
January 23rd, 1967 (January 23 1967)BirthNaim Suleymanoglu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter
January 23rd, 1964 (January 23 1964)EventThe 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified.
January 23rd, 1964 (January 23 1964)BirthMariska Hargitay, American actress
January 23rd, 1964 (January 23 1964)BirthMario Roberge, Canadian ice hockey player
January 23rd, 1963 (January 23 1963)BirthGail O Grady, American actress
January 23rd, 1962 (January 23 1962)BirthElvira Lindo, Spanish writer and journalist
January 23rd, 1962 (January 23 1962)BirthVasia Panayopoulou, Greek actress
January 23rd, 1961 (January 23 1961)BirthMas Selamat bin Kastari, Singapore s most-wanted terror fugitive
January 23rd, 1960 (January 23 1960)EventThe bathyscaphe USS Trieste breaks a depth record by descending to 10,911 m (35,798 feet)in the Pacific Ocean.
January 23rd, 1960 (January 23 1960)BirthPatrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfing pioneer (died in 1998)
January 23rd, 1960 (January 23 1960)BirthJean-Francois Sauve, Canadian ice hockey player
January 23rd, 1959 (January 23 1959)BirthClive Bull, English radio talk show host
January 23rd, 1958 (January 23 1958)EventOverthrow in Venezuela of Marcos Perez Jimenez
January 23rd, 1958 (January 23 1958)DeathNikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (born in 1880)
January 23rd, 1957 (January 23 1957)BirthPrincess Caroline of Monaco
January 23rd, 1957 (January 23 1957)BirthLou Schuler, American fitness journalist
January 23rd, 1956 (January 23 1956)DeathAlexander Korda, Hungarian/British film director (born in 1893)
January 23rd, 1954 (January 23 1954)BirthFranco De Vita, Venezuelan singer and songwriter
January 23rd, 1954 (January 23 1954)BirthEdward Ka-Spel, English musician (Legendary Pink Dots)
January 23rd, 1953 (January 23 1953)BirthAntonio Villaraigosa, Hispanic-American 52nd Mayor of Los Angeles
January 23rd, 1953 (January 23 1953)BirthRobin Zander, American singer (Cheap Trick)
January 23rd, 1950 (January 23 1950)EventThe Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
January 23rd, 1950 (January 23 1950)BirthRichard Dean Anderson, American actor
January 23rd, 1950 (January 23 1950)BirthDanny Federici, American musician (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band)Bruce Springsteen Quotes
January 23rd, 1950 (January 23 1950)BirthJohn Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health)
January 23rd, 1948 (January 23 1948)BirthAnita Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters)
January 23rd, 1947 (January 23 1947)BirthThomas R. Carper, American politician.
January 23rd, 1947 (January 23 1947)BirthMegawati Sukarnoputri, 5th President of Indonesia
January 23rd, 1946 (January 23 1946)BirthArnoldo Aleman, ex-president of Nicaragua
January 23rd, 1946 (January 23 1946)BirthDon Whittington, American businessman, car & airplane racer and convicted felon
January 23rd, 1945 (January 23 1945)EventWorld War II: Karl Donitz launches Operation Hannibal.Karl Donitz Quotes
January 23rd, 1945 (January 23 1945)BirthMike Harris, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario
January 23rd, 1944 (January 23 1944)BirthRutger Hauer, Dutch actor
January 23rd, 1944 (January 23 1944)DeathEdvard Munch, Norwegian painter (born in 1863)Edvard Munch Quotes
January 23rd, 1944 (January 23 1944)DeathViktor Gusev, Russian poet (born in 1909)
January 23rd, 1943 (January 23 1943)EventWorld War II: British forces capture Tripoli in Libya from the Nazis.
January 23rd, 1943 (January 23 1943)EventJewish-led Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
January 23rd, 1943 (January 23 1943)EventWorld War II: Australian and American forces finally defeat the Japanese army in Papua. This turning point in the Pacific War marks the beginning of the end of Japanese aggression.
January 23rd, 1943 (January 23 1943)EventDuke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.Duke Ellington Quotes
January 23rd, 1943 (January 23 1943)BirthGary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist
January 23rd, 1943 (January 23 1943)BirthGil Gerard, American actor
January 23rd, 1943 (January 23 1943)BirthMillie Jackson, American singer
January 23rd, 1943 (January 23 1943)DeathAlexander Woollcott, American actor, author, and bon vivant (born in 1887)
January 23rd, 1942 (January 23 1942)BirthRazzak, Bangladeshi actor and director
January 23rd, 1941 (January 23 1941)EventCharles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.Adolf Hitler Quotes
January 23rd, 1940 (January 23 1940)BirthJohnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (died in 2001)John Russell Quotes
January 23rd, 1939 (January 23 1939)BirthSonny Chiba, Japanese actor and martial artist Martial Quotes
January 23rd, 1939 (January 23 1939)BirthArlene Golonka, American actress
January 23rd, 1939 (January 23 1939)DeathMatthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (born in 1903)
January 23rd, 1938 (January 23 1938)BirthShohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler (died in 1999)
January 23rd, 1938 (January 23 1938)BirthGeorg Baselitz, German painter and sculptor
January 23rd, 1937 (January 23 1937)EventIn 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.Leon Trotsky Quotes
January 23rd, 1937 (January 23 1937)DeathOrso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (born in 1876)
January 23rd, 1936 (January 23 1936)BirthJerry Kramer, American football player
January 23rd, 1936 (January 23 1936)BirthBob Moses, American educator and 1960s Civil Rights Movement activist
January 23rd, 1934 (January 23 1934)BirthPierre Bourgault, Quebec politician and essayist (died in 2003)
January 23rd, 1933 (January 23 1933)BirthChita Rivera, Puerto Rican actress and dancer
January 23rd, 1931 (January 23 1931)DeathAnna Pavlova, Russian ballerina (born in 1881)
January 23rd, 1930 (January 23 1930)BirthDerek Walcott, West Indian writer, Nobel laureateDerek Walcott Quotes
January 23rd, 1930 (January 23 1930)BirthTeresa Zylis-Gara, Polish singer
January 23rd, 1929 (January 23 1929)BirthPatriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox ChurchKyiv Patriarchate
January 23rd, 1929 (January 23 1929)BirthJohn Charles Polanyi, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate
January 23rd, 1928 (January 23 1928)BirthChico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (died in 2005)
January 23rd, 1928 (January 23 1928)BirthJeanne Moreau, French actress
January 23rd, 1927 (January 23 1927)BirthLars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (died in 1994)
January 23rd, 1924 (January 23 1924)BirthBal Thackeray, founder and president of Indian political party Shiv Sena.
January 23rd, 1923 (January 23 1923)BirthWalter M. Miller, Jr., American writer (died in 1996)
January 23rd, 1923 (January 23 1923)BirthCot Deal, major league baseball player and coach
January 23rd, 1923 (January 23 1923)DeathMax Nordau, Austrian author, philosopher, and Zionist leader (born in 1849) Philo Quotes
January 23rd, 1922 (January 23 1922)DeathArthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (born in 1855)
January 23rd, 1920 (January 23 1920)EventThe Netherlands refuses to surrender ex-Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany to the Allies.
January 23rd, 1919 (January 23 1919)BirthErnie Kovacs, American comedian (died in 1962)Ernie Kovacs Quotes
January 23rd, 1919 (January 23 1919)BirthBob Paisley, English Football player and manager. (died in 1996)Bob Paisley Quotes
January 23rd, 1919 (January 23 1919)BirthHans Hass, Austrian zoologist and underwater scientist
January 23rd, 1918 (January 23 1918)BirthGertrude B. Elion, American scientist, Nobel laureate (died in 1999)
January 23rd, 1916 (January 23 1916)BirthAirey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (died in 1979)
January 23rd, 1916 (January 23 1916)BirthDavid Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist
January 23rd, 1915 (January 23 1915)BirthPotter Stewart, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (died in 1985)
January 23rd, 1915 (January 23 1915)BirthArthur Lewis, British economist, Nobel laureate (died in 1991)
January 23rd, 1912 (January 23 1912)EventThe International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.
January 23rd, 1910 (January 23 1910)BirthDjango Reinhardt, Belgian guitarist (died in 1953)
January 23rd, 1907 (January 23 1907)EventCharles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator.
January 23rd, 1907 (January 23 1907)BirthDan Duryea, American actor (died in 1968)
January 23rd, 1907 (January 23 1907)BirthHideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 1981)
January 23rd, 1904 (January 23 1904)EventAlesund Fire: the Norwegian coastal town Alesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless and one person deadied in Kaiser Wilhelm II funds the rebuilding of the town in Jugendstil style.
January 23rd, 1903 (January 23 1903)BirthJorge Eliecer Gaitan, Colombian politician (died in 1948)
January 23rd, 1900 (January 23 1900)BirthWilliam Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (died in 1988)
January 23rd, 1899 (January 23 1899)EventEmilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.
January 23rd, 1899 (January 23 1899)BirthGlen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (died in 1931)
January 23rd, 1898 (January 23 1898)BirthSergei Eisenstein, Russian film director (died in 1948)
January 23rd, 1898 (January 23 1898)BirthFreda Utley, British scholar and author (died in 1978)
January 23rd, 1898 (January 23 1898)BirthRandolph Scott, American actor (died in 1987)
January 23rd, 1897 (January 23 1897)EventElva 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.
January 23rd, 1897 (January 23 1897)BirthSubhas Chandra Bose, Indian independence fighter (died in 1945)
January 23rd, 1897 (January 23 1897)BirthSir William Samuel Stephenson, Canadian soldier, W.W.II codename, Intrepidied in Inspiration for James Bondied in (died in 1989)William James Quotes
January 23rd, 1897 (January 23 1897)BirthMargarete Schutte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (died in 2000)
January 23rd, 1897 (January 23 1897)BirthNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Indian Leader and Freedom Fighter (died in Unknown, Disputed)Subhash Chandra Bose Quotes
January 23rd, 1896 (January 23 1896)BirthCharlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (died in 1985)
January 23rd, 1893 (January 23 1893)DeathLucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (born in 1825)
January 23rd, 1891 (January 23 1891)BirthAntonio Gramsci, Italian political philosopher, (died in 1937)Antonio Gramsci Quotes
January 23rd, 1884 (January 23 1884)BirthRalph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (died in 1956)
January 23rd, 1883 (January 23 1883)DeathGustave Dore, French artist, engraver, and illustrator (born in 1832)
January 23rd, 1879 (January 23 1879)EventAnglo-Zulu War: the Battle of Rorke s Drift ends.
January 23rd, 1876 (January 23 1876)BirthOtto Diels, German chemist, Nobel laureate (died in 1954)
January 23rd, 1875 (January 23 1875)DeathCharles Kingsley English writer (born in 1819)Charles Kingsley Quotes
January 23rd, 1872 (January 23 1872)BirthGoce Delchev, a revolutionary from the Balkansleader of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (died in 1903)
January 23rd, 1872 (January 23 1872)BirthPaul Langevin, French physicist (died in 1946)
January 23rd, 1872 (January 23 1872)BirthJoze Plecnik, Slovenian architect (died in 1957)
January 23rd, 1870 (January 23 1870)EventIn Montana, U.S. cavalrymen kill 173 Native Americans, mostly women and children, in the Marias Massacre.
January 23rd, 1866 (January 23 1866)DeathThomas Love Peacock, English satirist (born in 1785)
January 23rd, 1862 (January 23 1862)BirthDavid Hilbert, German mathematician (died in 1943)
January 23rd, 1857 (January 23 1857)BirthAndrija Mohorovicic, Croatian seismologist (died in 1936)
January 23rd, 1855 (January 23 1855)EventThe first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota, a crossing made today by the Father Louis Hennepin Bridge.
January 23rd, 1855 (January 23 1855)BirthJohn Moses Browning, American inventor (died in 1926)
January 23rd, 1849 (January 23 1849)EventElizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Medical Institute of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States first female doctor.
January 23rd, 1840 (January 23 1840)BirthErnst Abbe, German physicist (died in 1905)
January 23rd, 1837 (January 23 1837)DeathJohn Field, Irish composer (born in 1782)
January 23rd, 1833 (January 23 1833)DeathEdward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, British admiral (born in 1757)
January 23rd, 1832 (January 23 1832)BirthEdouard Manet, French artist (died in 1883)
January 23rd, 1827 (January 23 1827)BirthTakamori Saigo, Samurai, leader of Satsuma rebellion (died in 1877)
January 23rd, 1820 (January 23 1820)DeathPrince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
January 23rd, 1813 (January 23 1813)BirthCamilla Collett, Norwegian writer and feminist (died in 1895)Camilla Collett Quotes
January 23rd, 1812 (January 23 1812)DeathRobert Craufurd, British general (born in 1764)
January 23rd, 1806 (January 23 1806)DeathWilliam Pitt the Younger, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (born in 1759)William King Quotes
January 23rd, 1805 (January 23 1805)DeathClaude Chappe, French telecommunications pioneer (born in 1763)
January 23rd, 1803 (January 23 1803)DeathArthur Guinness, Irish brewer (born in 1725)
January 23rd, 1800 (January 23 1800)DeathEdward Rutledge, American statesman (born in 1749)
January 23rd, 1793 (January 23 1793)EventRussia and Prussia partition Poland.
January 23rd, 1789 (January 23 1789)EventGeorgetown College becomes the first Roman Catholic college in the United States in the city of Washington, D.C.George Washington Quotes
January 23rd, 1789 (January 23 1789)DeathFrances Brooke, English writer (born in 1724)
January 23rd, 1789 (January 23 1789)DeathJohn Cleland, English novelist (born in 1709)
January 23rd, 1786 (January 23 1786)BirthAuguste de Montferrand, French architect (died in 1858)
January 23rd, 1785 (January 23 1785)DeathMatthew Stewart, Scottish mathematician (born in 1717)
January 23rd, 1783 (January 23 1783)BirthStendhal, French writer (died in 1842)
January 23rd, 1745 (January 23 1745)BirthWilliam Jessop, English canal engineer (died in 1814)
January 23rd, 1744 (January 23 1744)DeathGiambattista Vico, Italian philosopher and historian (born in 1668) Philo Quotes
January 23rd, 1737 (January 23 1737)BirthJohn Hancock, American statesman (died in 1793)
January 23rd, 1719 (January 23 1719)EventThe Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire.
January 23rd, 1719 (January 23 1719)BirthJohn Landen, English mathematician (died in 1790)
January 23rd, 1688 (January 23 1688)BirthQueen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (died in 1741)
January 23rd, 1656 (January 23 1656)EventBlaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales.Blaise Pascal Quotes
January 23rd, 1622 (January 23 1622)DeathWilliam Baffin, English explorer (born in 1584)
January 23rd, 1579 (January 23 1579)EventThe Union of Utrecht forms a Protestant republic in the Netherlands.
January 23rd, 1571 (January 23 1571)EventThe Royal Exchange opens in London.
January 23rd, 1570 (January 23 1570)EventThe assassination of regent James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray throws Scotland into civil war.
January 23rd, 1570 (January 23 1570)DeathJames Stewart, Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland (assassinated)
January 23rd, 1567 (January 23 1567)DeathJiajing, Emperor of China (born in 1507)
January 23rd, 1556 (January 23 1556)EventThe deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China. The death toll may have been as high as 830,000.
January 23rd, 1549 (January 23 1549)DeathJohannes Honter, Transylvanian Saxon humanist and theologian (born in 1498)
January 23rd, 1548 (January 23 1548)DeathBernardo Pisano, Italian composer (born in 1490)
January 23rd, 1546 (January 23 1546)EventHaving published nothing for eleven years, Francois Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.Francois Rabelais Quotes
January 23rd, 1533 (January 23 1533)EventAnne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, discovers herself pregnant.Anne Boleyn Quotes
January 23rd, 1510 (January 23 1510)EventHenry 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. Henry VIII of England Quotes
January 23rd, 1368 (January 23 1368)EventIn 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 23rd, 1350 (January 23 1350)BirthVincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (died in 1419)
January 23rd, 1199 (January 23 1199)DeathYaqub, Almohad Caliph (born in 1160)
January 23rd, 0971 (January 23 0971)EventIn 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.
January 23rd, 0909 (January 23 0909)EventJohn of Rila aka Saint Ivan and the fable of two pies.
January 23rd, 0393 (January 23 0393)EventRoman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor.

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