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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January 23 - The Day in History

January 23: General Interest
1957: Toy company Wham-O produces first Frisbees

On this day in 1957, machines at the Wham-O toy company roll out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs--now known to millions of fans all over the world as Frisbees... read more


American Revolution
1775 : London merchants petition for reconciliation with America
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/london-merchants-petition-for-reconciliation-with-america

Automotive
2006 : "Who Killed the Electric Car?" debuts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/who-killed-the-electric-car-debuts

Civil War
1865 : Confederate General Hood removed from command
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hood-removed-from-command

Cold War
1968 : North Korea seizes U.S. ship Pueblo
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-korea-seizes-us-ship-pueblo

Crime
1991 : Videotaped murder leads to convictions in Texas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/videotaped-murder-leads-to-convictions-in-texas

Disaster
1556 : Deadliest earthquake in history rocks China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/deadliest-earthquake-in-history-rocks-china

General Interest
1849 : First woman M.D.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-woman-md
1922 : Insulin injection aids diabetic patient
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/insulin-injection-aids-diabetic-patient
1968 : USS Pueblo captured
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/uss-pueblo-captured
1997 : Albright sworn in as secretary of state
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/albright-sworn-in-as-secretary-of-state

Hollywood
1983 : The A-Team debuts on NBC
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-a-team-debuts-on-nbc

Literary
1930 : Derek Walcott is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/derek-walcott-is-born

Music
1976 : Singer, actor, athlete, activist Paul Robeson dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/singer-actor-athlete-activist-paul-robeson-dies

Old West
1870 : Soldiers massacre the wrong camp of Indians
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soldiers-massacre-the-wrong-camp-of-indians

Presidential
1937 : FDR writes letter to Baseball Writer's Association
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-writes-letter-to-baseball-writers-association
1992 : Bush Sr. honors Women's World Cup soccer champions
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bush-sr-honors-womens-world-cup-soccer-champions

Sports
1984 : Hulk Hogan beats Iron Sheik to win first WWF title
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hulk-hogan-beats-iron-sheik-to-win-first-wwf-title

Vietnam War
1973 : Nixon announces peace settlement reached in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-peace-settlement-reached-in-paris

World War I
1920 : Netherlands refuses to extradite Kaiser Wilhelm to the Allies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/netherlands-refuses-to-extradite-kaiser-wilhelm-to-the-allies

World War II
1941 : Lindbergh to Congress: Negotiate with Hitler
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lindbergh-to-congress-negotiate-with-hitler

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