Date History - On this day in history

What happened today in history

Born on this day - January 23rd

1974 - Tiffani Thiessen, American actress

1967 - Naim Suleymanoglu, Bulgarian-born, Turkish weightlifter

1953 - Robin Zander, American singer (Cheap Trick)

1947 - Thomas R. Carper, U.S. Senator from Delaware.

1938 - Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)

1929 - John Charles Polanyi, Canadian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1919 - Ernie Kovacs, American comedian (d. 1962)

1907 - Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)

1897 - Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian independence fighter (d. 1945)

1872 - Paul Langevin, French physicist (d. 1946)

1840 - Ernst Abbe, German physicist (d. 1905)

1783 - Stendhal, French writer (d. 1842)

Died on this day - January 23rd

2005 - Douglas Knight, American university president (b. 1921)

2002 - Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (b. 1930)

1994 - Brian Redhead, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1929)

1981 - Samuel Barber, American composer (b. 1910)

1944 - Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter (b. 1863)

1923 - Max Nordau, Austrian author, philosopher, and Zionist leader (b. 1849)

1833 - Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, British admiral (b. 1757)

1789 - John Cleland, English novelist (b. 1709)

1570 - James Stewart, Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland (assassinated)

1002 - Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 980)

Events on this day - January 23rd

1999 - Australian missionary Graham Stewart Stains and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.

1985 - O. J. Simpson becomes the first Heisman Trophy winner elected to the Football Hall of Fame.

1975 - The TV comedy Barney Miller debuts on ABC.

1960 - The bathyscaphe USS Trieste breaks a depth record by descending to the deepest point in the Pacific Ocean. The depth was measured to be 35,813 ft (10,916 m) but later measurements show it to be 35,798 ft (10,911 m).

1943 - Jewish-led Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

1912 - The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.

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.

1571 - The Royal Exchange opens in London.

1510 - Henry 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.



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