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Today In History

Here is what happened
on Wednesday - January 23rd...

History,  n.  One darn thing after another.

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

1832Edouard Monet, impressionist painter.
      Today, this person is/would be 187 years old.
1919Ernie Kovacs, actor.
      Today, this person is/would be 100 years old.
1928Ken Errair, singer, The Four Freshmen.
      Today, this person is/would be 91 years old.
1943Gil Gerard, actor.
      Today, this person is/would be 76 years old.
1950Patrick Simmons, singer, The Doobie Brothers.
      Today, this person is/would be 69 years old.
1950Danny Federici, singer, E Street Band.
      Today, this person is/would be 69 years old.
1950Bill Cunningham, singer, The Box Tops.
      Today, this person is/would be 69 years old.
1957Princess Caroline of Monaco.
      Today, this person is/would be 62 years old.
1959Earl Falconer, singer, UB40.
      Today, this person is/would be 60 years old.

      Events On This Day In History...

1556An earthquake in Shanxi Province, China, kills an estimated 830,000 people.
1571The Royal Exchange in London, founded by financier Thomas Gresham, is opened by Queen Elizabeth I.
1849English-born Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman in America to receive medical degree. It was from the Medical Institution of Geneva, New York.
1907Charles Curtis, of Kansas, begins serving in the United States Senate, the first Native American to become a U.S. Senator. He resigned in March of 1929 to become U.S. President Herbert Hooverís Vice President.
1920The Dutch government refused the demands from the Allies to hand over the ex-kaiser of Germany for trial for war crimes during World War I.
1924Britainís first Labour government is formed, under Ramsay MacDonald.
1942Tupperware is invented.
1950The Israeli Knesset (parliament) approves a resolution proclaiming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
1973US President Nixon announces an accord to end the Vietnam War. Of course, it was another smoke and mirrors game from Tricky Dick. The war continued on for another 16 months until the humiliated Americans were defeated and driven out of Vietnam.
1978Sweden becomes the first country to ban aerosol sprays because of damage to environment.
1985England finally finds a non-presecription cure for insomnia as the proceedings of the British House of Lords are televised for the first time.
1986The first annual induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is held in New York City. The Hall of Fame eventually moves to Cleveland. Go figure.
1989Surrealist artist Salvador Dali died in Spain at age 84. Even a bent clock has to stop ticking sooner or later.

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