Wednesday, January 23, 2008
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.
January 23–24 ndash Armed civilian leftist briefly attack and occupy an Argentine
army base near Buenos Aries
"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
Tuesday, January 23, 1945
Hungary drops out of WWII, agreeing to an armistice with the Allies.
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.
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
Wednesday, January 23, 1924
The Soviet Union officially declares that Lenin died January 21.
The Spanish Legion is founded and stationed in North Africa to fight lions in Morocco.
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
Thursday, January 23, 1902
Tuesday, January 23, 1900
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.
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
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
Thursday, January 23, 1698
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.
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.
Saturday, January 13, 1571 (Julianian calendar)
The Royal Exchange opens in London, England.
Friday, January 13, 1570 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, January 13, 1567 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, January 13, 1556 (Julianian calendar)
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)
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.
Henry II succeeds Otto III as king of Germany.
Wednesday, January 18, 971 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, January 22, 393 (Julianian calendar)
Theodosius I demands the destruction of pagan
temples, holy sites, and ancient objects throughout the Roman 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.