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On This Day: January 23rd

This is 23rd day of the year and 342 days remain in the year.

in history
1556

The deadliest earthquake on record killed 830,000 in Shanxi, China.

1789
Georgetown University established in what is now Washington, DC.
1849
Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman physician in the U.S.
1964
The 24th Amendment to the Constitution, barring poll taxes, was ratified.
1968
North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo (the crew was released 11 months later.)
1973
President Nixon announced that an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War.
1989
Salvador Dali died in Spain at age 84.
1993
The first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall, died.
2002
Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped by the National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty.
2004
Bob Keeshan, "Captain Kangaroo," died at age 76.
January 23 BirthdaysEdouard Manet

1832–1883, French Painter.


Django Reinhardtjazz musician
Ernie Kovacsactor, comedian
Tiffani Thiessenactor
Princess Caroline of Monacoroyalty
Sergei Eisensteinfilmmaker
Stendhalwriter
Derek Walcottdramatist and poet
Camilla Collettnovelist, essayist, and literary critic
Potter StewartAssociate Justice
Jeanne Moreauactress
Gertrude B. Elionpharmacologist



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