1/23/2023 12:01:00 AM Today In History - January 23
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1849 Mrs. Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman physician in the U.S.; in 1930 the George Washington Birthplace National Monument was established in Virginia; and in 1978 Sweden became the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays, believed to be damaging to earth's ozone layer.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
971 - In China, the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops. The Southern Han state is forced to submit to the Song Dynasty, ending Southern Han rule, also first regular war elephant corps employed in Chinese army
1368 - In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
1556 - Shaanxi Earthquake - deadliest ever recorded kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China
1571 - Queen Elizabeth I of England opens Royal Exchange in London
1849 – Mrs. Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman physician in US
1853 - John Wilkes Booth is baptized at St. Timothy's Protestant Episcopal Church
1899 - Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.
1930 - George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Va. Established
1943 - Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.
1950 - Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
1973 - US President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
1978 - Sweden becomes the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays, believed to be damaging to earth's ozone layer.
1979 - Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1991 - "Seinfeld" debuts on NBC-TV
2005 - "Numbers", starring Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz, debuts on CBS
1737 - John Hancock, merchant/statesman, (1st to sign Declaration of Independence), (d. 1793)
1897 - Sir William Samuel Stephenson, Canadian soldier, W.W.II codename, Intrepid. Inspiration for James Bond. (d. 1989)
1898 - Randolph Scott, actor (Last of the Mohicans, Western Union)
1959 - Tyrone Power Jr, actor (Shag), born in Los Angeles, California
1964 - Mariska Hargitay, actress (Jesse Smith-Downtown, ER, Law & Order), born in Santa Monica, California
1906 - Composer Igor Stravinsky (23) weds Yekaterina Nosenko
1999 - Princess of Monaco Caroline (42) weds dynastic head of the House of Hanover and Britain's King George I descendant Prince Ernst August (45) in Monaco
1800 - Edward Rutledge, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 50
1944 - Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter (The Scream), dies at 80
1989 - Salvador Dalí, Catalan artist (b. 1904)
1993 - Thomas A Dorsey, jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies
2011 - Jack LaLanne, American fitness and nutritional expert (b. 1914)