On This Day: January 23rd
This is 23rd day of the year and 343 days remain in the year.
The deadliest earthquake on record killed 830,000 in Shansi, China.
Georgetown University established in what is now Washington, DC.
Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman physician in the U.S.
North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo (the crew was released 11 months later.)
Salvador Dali died in Spain at age 84.
The first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall, died.
Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped by the National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty.
Bob Keeshan, "Captain Kangaroo," died at age 76.
January 23 BirthdaysEdouard Manet
1832–1883, French Painter.
Django Reinhardtjazz musician
Ernie Kovacsactor, comedian
Princess Caroline of Monacoroyalty
Derek Walcottdramatist and poet
Camilla Collettnovelist, essayist, and literary critic
Potter StewartAssociate Justice
Gertrude B. Elionpharmacologist