Thursday, January 23, 2020 (Week 04)

Today in History

What happened today in history?

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

This day in History

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.

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  • Charles M. Thomas
    11-26-2017 at 04:30 UTC

    I COULDN'T REMEMBER THE DAY IT WAS AND I CAME UPON YOUR SITE, I LIKE IT AND GOING TO TELL ALL MY FRIENDS OLD AND YOUNG.

    ALSO LIKED "This Day in History" along with all the other information I can receive. Going to save this page and each morning it will be "REQUIRED READING".

    Sincerely,
    Chuck Thomas
    Butler, PA

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