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Thursday, January 23, 2014

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

2006 : "Who Killed the Electric Car?" debuts

Civil War
1865 : Confederate General Hood removed from command

Cold War
1968 : North Korea seizes U.S. ship Pueblo

1991 : Videotaped murder leads to convictions in Texas

1556 : Deadliest earthquake in history rocks China

General Interest
1849 : First woman M.D.
1922 : Insulin injection aids diabetic patient
1968 : USS Pueblo captured
1997 : Albright sworn in as secretary of state

1983 : The A-Team debuts on NBC

1930 : Derek Walcott is born

1976 : Singer, actor, athlete, activist Paul Robeson dies

Old West
1870 : Soldiers massacre the wrong camp of Indians

1937 : FDR writes letter to Baseball Writer's Association
1992 : Bush Sr. honors Women's World Cup soccer champions

1984 : Hulk Hogan beats Iron Sheik to win first WWF title

Vietnam War
1973 : Nixon announces peace settlement reached in Paris

World War I
1920 : Netherlands refuses to extradite Kaiser Wilhelm to the Allies

World War II
1941 : Lindbergh to Congress: Negotiate with Hitler


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