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