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What Happened on January 23rd This Day in History

Year Name
2022 Mutinying Burkinabè soldiers led by Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba depose and detain President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré amid widespread anti-government protests.
2018 A 7.9 Mw  earthquake occurs in the Gulf of Alaska. It is tied as the sixth-largest earthquake ever recorded in the United States, but there are no reports of significant damage or fatalities.
2018 A double car bombing in Benghazi, Libya, kills at least 33 people and wounds "dozens" of others. The victims include both military personnel and civilians, according to local officials.
2018 The China–United States trade war begins when President Donald Trump places tariffs on Chinese solar panels and washing machines.
2003 A very weak signal from Pioneer 10 is detected for the last time, but no usable data can be extracted.
2002 U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan and subsequently murdered.
2001 Five people attempt to set themselves on fire in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, an act that many people later claim is staged by the Chinese Communist Party to frame Falun Gong and thus escalate their persecution.
1998 Netscape announces Mozilla, with the intention to release Communicator code as open source.
1997 Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State.
1987 Mohammed Said Hersi Morgan sends a "letter of death" to Somali President Siad Barre, proposing the genocide of the Isaaq people.
1986 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.
1985 World Airways Flight 30H overshoots the runway at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, and crashes into Boston Harbor. Two people are presumed dead.
1968 USS Pueblo (AGER-2) is attacked and seized by the Korean People's Navy.
1967 Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Ivory Coast are established.
1967 Milton Keynes (England) is founded as a new town by Order in Council, with a planning brief to become a city of 250,000 people. Its initial designated area enclosed three existing towns and twenty-one villages. The area to be developed was largely farmland, with evidence of continuous settlement dating back to the Bronze Age.
1964 The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified.
1963 The Guinea-Bissau War of Independence officially begins when PAIGC guerrilla fighters attack the Portuguese Army stationed in Tite.
1961 The Portuguese luxury cruise ship Santa Maria is hijacked by opponents of the Estado Novo regime with the intention of waging war until dictator António de Oliveira Salazar is overthrown.
1960 The bathyscaphe USS Trieste breaks a depth record by descending to 10,911 metres (35,797 ft) in the Pacific Ocean.
1958 After a general uprising and rioting in the streets, President Marcos Pérez Jiménez leaves Venezuela.
1957 American inventor Walter Frederick Morrison sells the rights to his flying disc to the Wham-O toy company, which later renames it the "Frisbee".
1950 The Knesset resolves that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
1945 World War II: German admiral Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.
1943 World War II: Troops of the British Eighth Army capture Tripoli in Libya from the German–Italian Panzer Army.
1942 World War II: The Battle of Rabaul commences Japan's invasion of Australia's Territory of New Guinea.
1941 Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.
1937 The trial of the anti-Soviet Trotskyist center sees seventeen mid-level Communists accused of sympathizing with Leon Trotsky and plotting to overthrow Joseph Stalin's regime.
1920 The Netherlands refuses to surrender the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany to the Allies.
1912 The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.
1909 RMS Republic, a passenger ship of the White Star Line, becomes the first ship to use the CQD distress signal after colliding with another ship, the SS Florida, off the Massachusetts coastline, an event that kills six people. The Republic sinks the next day.
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.
1900 Second Boer War: The Battle of Spion Kop between the forces of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State and British forces ends in a British defeat.
1899 The Malolos Constitution is inaugurated, establishing the First Philippine Republic. Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as its first president.
1879 Anglo-Zulu War: The Battle of Rorke's Drift ends.
1870 In Montana, U.S. cavalrymen kill 173 Native Americans, mostly women and children, in what becomes known as the Marias Massacre.
1849 Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States' first female doctor.
1846 Slavery in Tunisia is abolished.
1795 After an extraordinary charge across the frozen Zuiderzee, the French cavalry captured 14 Dutch ships and 850 guns, in a rare occurrence of a battle between ships and cavalry.
1793 Second Partition of Poland.
1789 Georgetown College, the first Catholic university in the United States, is founded in Georgetown, Maryland (now a part of Washington, D.C.) when Bishop John Carroll, Rev. Robert Molyneux, and Rev. John Ashton purchase land for the proposed academy for the education of youth.
1719 The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire.
1656 Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales.
1579 The Union of Utrecht forms a Protestant republic in the Netherlands.
1571 The Royal Exchange opens in London.
1570 James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, regent for the infant King James VI of Scotland, is assassinated by firearm, the first recorded instance of such.
1556 The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China. The death toll may have been as high as 830,000.
1546 Having published nothing for eleven years, François Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.
1368 In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
1264 In the conflict between King Henry III of England and his rebellious barons led by Simon de Montfort, King Louis IX of France issues the Mise of Amiens, a one-sided decision in favour of Henry that later leads to the Second Barons' War.
971 Using crossbows, Song dynasty troops soundly defeat a war elephant corps of the Southern Han at Shao.
393 Roman emperor Theodosius I proclaims his eight-year-old son Honorius co-emperor.
Famous People Born on January 23

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Year Name
1780 Georgios Karaiskakis, Greek general (d. 1827)
1840 Ernst Abbe, German physicist and engineer (d. 1905)
1950 Suzanne Scotchmer, American economist and academic (d. 2014)
1889 Claribel Kendall, American mathematician (d.1965)
1938 Giant Baba, Japanese wrestler and promoter, founded All Japan Pro Wrestling (d. 1999)
1944 Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor, director, and producer (d. 2019)
1965 Louie Clemente, American drummer
1935 Tom Reamy, American author (d. 1977)
1946 Arnoldo Alemán, Nicaraguan lawyer and politician, President of Nicaragua
1981 Julia Jones, American actress
Famous People Deaths On January 23

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Date Name
1937 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist and politician (b. 1876)
2002 Paul Aars, American race car driver (b. 1934)
2009 Robert W. Scott, American farmer and politician, 67th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1929)
1622 William Baffin, English explorer and navigator (b. 1584)
1570 James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, Scottish politician (b. 1531)
1002 Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 980)
2005 Morys Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare, English lieutenant and politician (b. 1921)
1893 Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II, American lawyer and politician, 16th United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1825)
1984 Muin Bseiso, Palestinian-Egyptian poet and critic (b. 1926)
1883 Gustave Doré, French engraver and illustrator (b. 1832)