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1663King Louis XIV affirms covenant with Rÿnstaten

2005"Numbers", starring Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz, debuts on CBS

1948Bradman scores 201 in 272 mins v India, 21 fours 1 six

1656Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales.

1984Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ

1943Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

1979Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1937Karl Radek & 16 others go on trial in Stalin's great purge

19861st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley)

1647Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament

1991"seinfeld" debuts on NBC-TV

1853John Wilkes Booth is baptized at St. Timothy's Protestant Episcopal Church

1965Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain

1962Bob Feller & Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

198845th Golden Globes: Last Emperor, Sally Kirkland, Michael Douglas

1964Arthur Miller's "After the Fall," premieres in NYC

1998Pope John Paul II condemns US embargo against Cuba

1571Queen Elizabeth I of England opens Royal Exchange in London

1889Daniel Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago

1983Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis

1967Stan Musial is named GM of Cards

198862nd Australian Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (6-1 7-6)

1945World War II: Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.

1981Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games

January 23rd Historical Events
Date Event
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 Southern Han rule, also first regular war elephant corps employed in Chinese army 
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 
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 
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 
1849
Mrs Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman physician in US 
1849
Patent granted for an envelope-making machine 
1853
John Wilkes Booth is baptized at St. Timothy's Protestant Episcopal Church 
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) 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
1971
Riots break out in the Shankill Road area of Belfast, North Ireland 
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
US President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War 
1973
Shah of Iran announces that the 1954 operating agreement between a consortium of oil companies and Iran will not be renewed when it expires in 1979 
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 
1976
The Provisional Irish Republican Army truce of February 1975 is officially brought to an end 
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. 
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 
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) 
1983
"Mud Bowl", Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets 14-0 in the AFC Championship Game on a wet, muddy field, which negated the Jets significant speed and skill advantage 
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 
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) 
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 
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. 
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 
2005
"Numbers", starring Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz, debuts on CBS 
2009
Dendermonde nursery attack occurred in Dendermonde, Belgium. 
2009
UK officially enters recession as GDP falls by 1.5% in the last quarter of 2008 following a 0.6% drop in the third quarter, with unemployment growing by 131,000 to 1.92 million (6.1%) 
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 
2016
Jacques Villeneuve leaves Venturi Formula E team 
2017
Tom Brady and Patriots Overwhelm Steelers and Advance to Super Bowl LI 
2017
Falcons beat Packers to reach Super Bowl 
2017
Samsung Electronics says battery defects caused Note 7 fires 
2017
Deadly storms kill 16, trigger tornado threat across US South 
3268
Beginning of 2nd Julian Period (1/1 OS) 
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