Events, January 23rd

1845 – The U.S. Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

1920 – The Dutch government refused the demands from the Allies to hand over the ex-kaiser of Germany.

1950 – The Israeli Knesset approved a resolution proclaiming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

1971 – In Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska, the lowest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was reported as minus 80 degrees.

1973 – U.S. President Nixon announced that an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War.

1975 – “Barney Miller” made its debut on ABC-TV.

1977 – The TV mini-series “Roots”, began airing on ABC. The show was based on the Alex Haley novel. (Image:

1978 – Sweden banned aerosol sprays because of damage to environment. They were the first country to do so.

1983 – “The A-Team” debuted on TV.

1986 – The first annual induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was held in New York City.

2002 – EMI announced that it would pay Mariah Carey $28 million to end their association which was planned to last for several albums estimated at $100 million.


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