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Monday, January 23, 2012

The European Union imposes more sanctions on Iran's banking and oil industries in response to Iran's nuclear program. //www.cnn.com/2012/01/23/world/europe/iran-eu-oil/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 (CNN)
Iran–European Union relations: The European Union adopts an embargo against Iran in protest of that nation's continued effort to enrich uranium.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The 30-man crew of Chinese cargo ship "Zhenhua 4" receives US$10,000 each after repelling Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. //news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-01/23/content_10709480.htm (Xinhua)
National Congress and Tutsi leader Laurent Nkunda is arrested in Rwanda. //www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28807477/ (MSNBC)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Despite early added losses, as much as 323 points, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes up 298.98 points (2.5%) to 12,270.17. //biz.yahoo.com/ap/080123/wall_street.html (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Contractors for the Big Dig project pay $400 million to settle a lawsuit from the Massachusetts government over a fatal tunnel collapse and associated flaws. //ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hOC9DLiaKGh45zISn39tTPx-evvgD8UBP3180 (AP via Google News)
20 people are killed in a military transport plane crash near Mirosławiec, northern Poland senior Polish Air Force officers are among the victims. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7205810.stm (BBC News)
Thousands of Palestinians flee into Egypt, as the border wall with Gaza in Rafah is blown up by militants. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7204029.stm (BBC News) //ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jD4YSkDPlclqd9dHvg2f0Ij18zEgD8UBF6680 (AP via Google News)

Thursday, January 23, 2003

350 Australian troops begin their journey towards Iraq, joining the US and UK troops already assembled there. Prime Minister John Howard said that pre-positioning troops increased the likelihood of (the crisis) being resolved peacefully. Around 150 people protested as the troop ship left Sydney, some shouting Go yourself! to Mr. Howard.
The last signal is received from NASA's Pioneer 10 spacecraft, some 7.5 billion miles from Earth.
The last signal from Pioneer 10 was detected before losing signal with it completely.

Wednesday, January 23, 2002

"Wall Street Journal" reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Pakistan, accused of being a CIA agent by his captors.

Tuesday, January 23, 2001

Five Falun Gong members set themselves on fire in a protest in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China. However, the incident has been widely disputed by Falun Gong, claiming the incident was staged by the Chinese government.
January 25 – United Nations war crimes prosecutor Del Ponte demands that Serbia hand over Slobodan Milošević.

Thursday, January 23, 1997

Mir Aimal Kasi is sentenced to death for a 1993 assault rifle attack outside CIA headquarters that killed 2 and wounded 3.

Monday, January 23, 1989

January 23–24 ndash Armed civilian leftist briefly attack and occupy an Argentine army base near Buenos Aries.
A powerful earthquake in the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic kills around 275 people.

Friday, January 23, 1981

An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude in Sichuan, China kills 150.

Sunday, January 23, 1977

"Roots" begins its phenomenally successful run on ABC.

Tuesday, January 23, 1968

North Korea seizes the "USS Pueblo", claiming the ship violated its territorial waters while spying.

Wednesday, January 23, 1957

Ku Klux Klan members force truck driver Willie Edwards to jump off a bridge into the Alabama River he drowns as a result.

Sunday, January 23, 1955

Sutton Coldfield rail crash kills 17 near Birmingham, England.

Monday, January 23, 1950

The Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

Tuesday, January 23, 1945

Hungary drops out of WWII, agreeing to an armistice with the Allies.

Friday, January 23, 1942

WWII: The Battle of Rabaul begins.

Thursday, January 23, 1941

Aviator Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.

Monday, January 23, 1939

Dutch War Scare: Admiral Wilhelm Canaris of the "Abwehr" leaks misinformation to the effect that Germany plans to invade the Netherlands in February, with the aim of using Dutch air-fields to launch a strategic bombing offensive against Britain. The Dutch War Scare leads to a major change in British policies towards Europe.

Saturday, January 23, 1937

In Moscow, seventeen leading Communists go on trial, accused of participating in a plot led by Leon Trotsky to overthrow Joseph Stalin's regime and assassinate its leaders.

Monday, January 23, 1933

The Twentieth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, changing Inauguration Day from March 4 to January 20 starting in 1937.

Wednesday, January 23, 1924

The Soviet Union officially declares that Lenin died January 21.

Friday, January 23, 1920

The Spanish Legion is founded and stationed in North Africa to fight lions in Morocco.
The Netherlands refuses to extradite the German Kaiser.
Turkey gives up the Ottoman Empire and most of the non-Turkish areas.

Thursday, January 23, 1919

The Uprising of Khotin breaks out in Khotyn, Ukraine.

Thursday, January 23, 1913

Tuesday, January 23, 1912

Saturday, January 23, 1904

The Ålesund Fire destroys most buildings in the town of Ålesund, Norway, leaving about 10,000 people without shelter.

Thursday, January 23, 1902

A snowstorm at Mount Hakkoda, northern Honshu, Japan, kills 199 during a military training exercise.

Tuesday, January 23, 1900

5,000 Austrian miners go on strike.

Monday, January 23, 1899

Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.

Saturday, January 23, 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 testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction.

Wednesday, January 23, 1878

Benjamin Disraeli orders the British fleet to the Dardanelles.

Thursday, January 23, 1851

The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in the Oregon Territory is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning.

Tuesday, January 23, 1849

Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Medical Institute of Geneva, New York, thus becoming the United States' first woman doctor.

Thursday, January 23, 1845

The United State Congress establishes a uniform date for federal elections, which will henceforth be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

Sunday, January 23, 1842

Antarctic explorer James Clark Ross, charting the eastern side of James Ross Island, reaches a Farthest South of 78°09'30S.

Wednesday, January 23, 1833

Thursday, January 23, 1806

Grenville succeeds William Pitt the Younger as wartime Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, upon Pitt's death this day amidst worsening health caused by the stresses of the Napoleonic Wars.

Friday, January 23, 1789

Georgetown University is founded in Washington, D.C., becoming the first Catholic college in the United States.

Wednesday, January 23, 1782

Laird of Johnstone, George Ludovic Houston invites people to buy marked plots of land which, when built upon, form the planned town of Johnstone, Scotland, to provide employment for his thread and cotton mills.
The Spanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca.

Wednesday, January 23, 1765

Monday, January 23, 1719

The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire.

Thursday, January 23, 1698

George Louis (who in 1714 will become King George I of Great Britain) becomes Elector of Hanover.

Monday, January 23, 1662

Battle of Nagyszőllős: János Kemény of Transylvania is killed.

Thursday, January 23, 1631

Thirty Years\\' War: Sweden and France sign the Treaty of Bärwalde, a military alliance in which France provides funds for the Swedish army invading northern Germany.
Thirty Years' War: Sweden and France sign the Treaty of Bärwalde, a military alliance in which France provides funds for the Swedish army invading northern Germany.

Tuesday, January 13, 1579 (Julianian calendar)

March ndash Maastricht is captured by the Spanish under Parma.
The Union of Utrecht unites the northern Netherlands in a confederation called the United Provinces. William I of Orange becomes "Stadtholder", and the Duc d'Anjou, younger brother of Henry III of France, is invited to become hereditary sovereign.
The Union of Utrecht unites the northern Netherlands in a confederation called the United Provinces. William I of Orange becomes "Stadtholder", and the Duc d'Anjou, younger brother of Henry III of France, is invited to become hereditary sovereign.

Saturday, January 13, 1571 (Julianian calendar)

The Royal Exchange opens in London, England.

Friday, January 13, 1570 (Julianian calendar)

The assassination of regent James Stewart, Earl of Moray throws Scotland into civil war.

Monday, January 13, 1567 (Julianian calendar)

After 45 years' reign, the Jiajing Emperor dies in the Forbidden City.

Monday, January 13, 1556 (Julianian calendar)

The Shaanxi Earthquake, the deadliest earthquake in history, occurs with its epicenter in Shaanxi province, China 830,000 people may have been killed.

Sunday, January 13, 1510 (Julianian calendar)

Henry VIII of England, then 18 years old, appears incognito in the lists at Richmond, and is applauded for his jousting before he reveals himself.

Saturday, January 14, 1492 (Julianian calendar)

The "Pentateuch" is first printed.

Saturday, January 17, 1002 (Julianian calendar)

July ndash Battle of Calatañazor: superior Christian armies of Castille led by Count Sancho García and León led by Alfonso V defeat invading Muslim forces under Almanzor.
June ndash Frederick is sent as an imperial legate to the Synod of Pöhlde to mediate between the claims of Bernard, Bishop of Hildesheim, and Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz, concerning the control of the abbey of Gandersheim.
Henry II succeeds Otto III as king of Germany.

Wednesday, January 18, 971 (Julianian calendar)

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 not only Southern Han rule, but also the first regular war elephant corps employed in a Chinese army that had gained the Southern Han victories throughout the 10th century.

Saturday, January 22, 393 (Julianian calendar)

Theodosius I demands the destruction of pagan temples, holy sites, and ancient objects throughout the Roman Empire.
Synod of Hippo: A council at Hippo Regius (Algeria) is hosted by the Christian Church. The bishops approve a canon of Sacred Scripture that correspond to the Roman Catholic Church.
Gao Zu succeeds Tai Zu as emperor of the Later Qin Empire.
Theodosius I abolishes the Greek Olympic Games, ending a thousand years of festivals, as part of the general Christian policy to establish universal Christian worship in accordance with the doctrines set forth in the Nicene Creed.
Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his son Honorius, age 8, co-ruler ("Augustus") of the Western Roman Empire.
Chinese astronomers observe the guest star SN 393.
Source: Wikipedia