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January 23rd, 2003 (January 23 2003)EventFinal communication between Earth and Pioneer 10
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, 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, 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, 1996 (January 23 1996)EventThe first version of the Java programming language was released.
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, 1985 (January 23 1985)EventO.J. Simpson becomes the first Heisman Trophy winner elected to the Football Hall of Fame.
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, 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, 1968 (January 23 1968)EventNorth Korea seizes the USS Pueblo, claiming the ship had violated their territorial waters while spying.
January 23rd, 1967 (January 23 1967)EventThe diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Ivory Coast were established.
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, 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, 1958 (January 23 1958)EventOverthrow in Venezuela of Marcos Perez Jimenez
January 23rd, 1950 (January 23 1950)EventThe Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
January 23rd, 1945 (January 23 1945)EventWorld War II: Karl Donitz launches Operation Hannibal.Karl Donitz Quotes
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, 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, 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, 1920 (January 23 1920)EventThe Netherlands refuses to surrender ex-Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany to the Allies.
January 23rd, 1912 (January 23 1912)EventThe International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.
January 23rd, 1907 (January 23 1907)EventCharles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator.
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, 1899 (January 23 1899)EventEmilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.
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, 1879 (January 23 1879)EventAnglo-Zulu War: the Battle of Rorke s Drift ends.
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, 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, 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, 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, 1719 (January 23 1719)EventThe Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire.
January 23rd, 1656 (January 23 1656)EventBlaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales.Blaise Pascal Quotes
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, 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, 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, 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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