Saturday, February 4, 2023 (Week 05)

January 23 in History

What happened on January 23 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on january 23 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on january 23 in history.

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