Wednesday, January 23, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History January 23

1901          A great fire ravages Montreal, resulting in $2.5 million in property lost.

1913          The "Young Turks" revolt because they are angered by the concessions made at the London peace talks.

1932          Franklin D. Roosevelt Image result for franklin d. roosevelt enters the presidential race.

1948          The Soviets refuse UN entry into North Korea to administer elections.

1949          The Communist Chinese forces begin their advance on Nanking.

1950          Jerusalem becomes the official capital of Israel.

1951          President Truman Image result for President Truman creates the Commission on Internal Security and Individual Rights, to monitor the anti-Communist campaign.

1969          NASA unveils moon-landing craft.

1973          President Richard Nixon Image result for Richard Nixon claims that Vietnam peace has been reached in Paris and that the POWs would be home in 60 days.

1977          Alex Haley's Image result for Alex Haley Roots begins a record-breaking eight-night broadcast on ABC.

1981          Under international pressure, opposition leader 
Kim Dae Jung's Image result for Kim Dae Jung death sentence is commuted to life imprisonment in Seoul.

1986          U.S. begins maneuvers off the Libyan coast.

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