Saturday, January 23, 2016

What Happened This Day In History - January 23

January 23
1901A great fire ravages Montreal, resulting in $2.5 million in property lost.
1913The “Young Turks” revolt because they are angered by the concessions made at the London peace talks.
1932Franklin D. Roosevelt enters the presidential race.
1948The Soviets refuse UN entry into North Korea to administer elections.
1949The Communist Chinese forces begin their advance on Nanking.
1950Jerusalem becomes the official capital of Israel.
1951President Truman creates the Commission on Internal Security and Individual Rights, to monitor the anti-Communist campaign.
1969NASA unveils moon-landing craft.
1973President Richard Nixon claims that Vietnam peace has been reached in Paris and that the POWs would be home in 60 days.
1977Alex Haley’s Roots begins a record-breaking eight-night broadcast on ABC.
1981Under international pressure, opposition leader Kim Dae Jung’s death sentence is commuted to life imprisonment in Seoul.
1986U.S. begins maneuvers off the Libyan coast.
Born on January 23
1832Édouard Manet, French impressionist painter best known for Luncheon in the Grass.
1899Humphrey Bogart, U.S. film actor (The African QueenCasablancaThe Maltese Falcon).
1919Ernie Kovacs, U.S. comedian and television personality.
1957Princess Caroline of Monaco.

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