Thursday, January 23, 2014

This was 23rd day of the year and 342 days remained in the year.


January 23 Birthdays

Edouard Manet
1832–1883, French Painter.

Stendhal
writer (1783)

Camilla Collett
novelist, essayist, and literary critic (1813)

Sergei Eisenstein
filmmaker (1898)

Django Reinhardt
jazz musician (1910)

Potter Stewart
Associate Justice (1915)

Gertrude B. Elion
pharmacologist (1918)

Ernie Kovacs
actor, comedian (1919)

Jeanne Moreau
actress (1928)

Derek Walcott
dramatist and poet (1930)

Princess Caroline of Monaco
royalty (1957)

Tiffani Thiessen
actor (1974)

January 23 in History

1556

The deadliest earthquake on record killed 830,000 in Shansi, China.

1789

Georgetown University established in what is now Washington, DC.

1849

Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman physician in the U.S.

1964

The 24th Amendment to the Constitution, barring poll taxes, was ratified.

1968

North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo (the crew was released 11 months later.)

1973

President Nixon announced that an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War.

1989

Salvador Dali died in Spain at age 84.

2002

Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped by the National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty.

2004

Bob Keeshan, "Captain Kangaroo," died at age 76.

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