On January 23rd...
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1516 King Ferdinand V of Spain died.
1570 The Earl of
Moray, regent of Scotland, was assassinated.
William Baffin died.
Scottish Presbyterians sold captured Charles I to the English
The Principality of Liechtenstein
Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of
Independence, was born.
Revolutionary War General John Sullivan died.
Brewer Arthur Guinness died.
Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger died.
Painter Edouard Manet was born.
Jesse K. Park and Cornelius S. Watson
received a patent for an envelope-making machine.
1849 Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to earn a
medical degree in the United States.
designer John Browning was born.
Randolph Scott was born.
Composer Edward MacDowell died.
1915 Potter Stewart, Associate
Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born.
chemist Gertrude Belle Elion was born.
Comedian Ernie Kovacs was born.
The first human trial of "manufactured"
insulin was conducted.
Clyde Tombaugh photographed Pluto.
1930 George Washington Birthplace
National Monument was established.
Astronaut William Pogue was born.
The 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,
setting January 20 as the date for presidential
inaugurations, was ratified.
1943 Actor Gil
Gerard was born.
Johnny Winter was born.
designated Jerusalem as its official capital.
1950 Actor Richard Dean Anderson
1957 Princess Caroline of Monaco was
Jacques Piccard and Donald Walsh reached the
bottom of Challenger Deep in the bathyscape Trieste.
1961 The U.S.
Supreme Court ruled that cities and states have
the right to censor films.
1964 The 24th
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, barring poll
taxes in federal elections, was ratified.
1964 Actress Mariska Hargitay
"Barney Miller" premiered on ABC-TV.
1976 Singer Paul
"Roots" premiered on ABC-TV.
A-Team" premiered on NBC-TV.
1985 Debates in
Britain's House of Lords were televised for the
Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the
Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis,
and Elvis Presley became the first inductees into
the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame.
Painter Salvador Dali died.
"Seinfeld" premiered on NBC-TV.
The first version of the Java programming
language was released.
Hilla Limann, former President of Ghana, died.
The last signal to Earth was received from Pioneer 10.
2003 Actress Nell Carter died.
Bob Keeshan, aka Captain Kangaroo, died.
Talk show host Johnny Carson died.
Fitness guru Jack La Lanne died.
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