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JANUARY 23

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1730 Joseph Hewes (New Jersey-born Signer of Declaration of Independence) New Jersey Declaration of Independence
1765 Thomas Todd (Virginia-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Virginia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1837 Amanda Berry Smith (Maryland-born African-American Evangelist) Amanda Berry Smith Religion African-American Political and Social Leaders
1915 Potter Stewart (Michigan-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Michigan Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1957 Princess Caroline of Monaco Monaco Biography.com
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1893 Lucius Q.C. Lamar (Georgia-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
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1579 Dutch Provinces Sign Union of Utrecht Creating the Netherlands The Netherlands Britannica
1691 Domingo Terán de los Ríos Is Appointed First Governor of Texas Texas Political and Social Leaders Hispanic Heritage Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1719 Prince Hans-Adam I Unites Territories of Schellenberg and Vaduz into Imperial Principality of Liechtenstein Principality of Liechtenstein European History USDOS
1775 London Merchants Petition the British Parliament for Reconciliation with America London Colonial America Business History Channel
1790 Mutineers Burn and Sink the HMS Bounty at Pitcairn Island Mutiny on the Bounty Pitcairn Island Naval History Pacific Union College
1834 Ground Broken for U.S. Customs House on Wall Street New York City U.S. Government Federal Hall U.S. Treasury
1837 U.S. Army Troops Kill Seminole Indian Leader Osuche and His son Near Lake Apopka, FL Lake Apopka, Florida Seminole Indians Death Florida Historical Society
1841 Abraham Lincoln Writes "I am now the most miserable man living." Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Logs
1845 U.S. Congress Sets November Date for Presidential Elections U.S. Congress The American Presidency Elections New York Times
1853 Abraham Lincoln Attends Temperance Lecture by Rev. James Smith Abraham Lincoln Illicit Drugs Lincoln Logs
1861 Confederate Garrisons in Florida Shut Down the St. Augustine and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouses Florida American Civil War Lighthouses Florida Historical Society
All Georgia Congressmen Resign from the U.S. House of Representatives Georgia U.S. House of Representatives American Civil War University of Georgia
Georgia's Governor Demands Federal Troops to Abandon the Arsenal in Augusta Augusta, Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
1862 President Abraham Lincoln Concludes the Government Cannot Return Fugitive Slaves Abraham Lincoln Slavery American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1863 General Hood Removed As Commander of Army of Tennessee American Civil War History Channel
Confederates Hang Former Texas Senator in Fort Smith, Arkansas Fort Smith, Arkansas Texas Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate American Civil War Capital Punishment Texas State Historical Association
1864 President Lincoln Expresses Support for Plantations That Will Hire Former Slaves as Paid Laborers Abraham Lincoln Slavery American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1865 Federal Tender Fox Captures British Blockade Runner Fannie McRae in Florida's Warrior River Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
President Lincoln Spends Day Reviewing Court-martial Cases and Military Arrests Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Law and Legal Resources Lincoln Logs
1870 U.S. Cavalry Unit Massacres Village of 173 Blackfoot Indians The Blackfoot Indians U.S. History Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date History Channel
1879 British Soldiers Defend Their Rorke's Drift Outpost Against Attack by 3,000 Zulu Warriors South Africa Great Britain Anglo-Zulu War South African History
1918 First American Military Balloon Ascension Takes Place at Cuperly, Marne, France France Balloons World War I Historic Firsts NASA
1930 George Washington Birthplace National Monument Is Established Virginia George Washington National Park Service
1933 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Is Ratified 20th Amendment to the Constitution Presidential Order of Succession James Madison University
1937 Leon Trotsky and 17 Others Stand Trial for Plot to Overthrow Stalin Soviet Union Josef Stalin Law and Legal Resources New York Times
1941 Lindbergh Urges U.S. to Negotiate Neutrality Agreement with Hitler Charles Lindbergh World War II History Channel
1950 Israel's Knesset Establishes Jerusalem as the Country's Capital Israel New York Times
1964 24th Amendment to the Constitution, Barring Poll Taxes, Is Ratified 24th Amendment to the Constitution Elections Taxes Library of Congress History Channel
1968 Joe Medwick Is Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame New Jersey Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Library
1969 The U.S. Senate Confirms Alaska's Walter J. Hickel as the Secretary of the Interior by a Vote of 73 to 16. Alaska Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate Office of the Interior Alaska Historical Society
1973 President Nixon Announces Vietnam Peace Agreement Reached in Paris President Richard Nixon Vietnam Peace Accords History Channel
1992 Hal Roach Awarded Smithsonian Institution's Highest Honor Hal Roach Smithsonian Institution History Channel
1997 Madeline Albright Is Sworn in as America's First Female Secretary of State Madeline Albright American Government Historic Firsts History Channel

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