On This Day in History, January 23

January 23rd celebrates one of the most popular desserts. Enjoying a piece of Pie could be what you need to brighten a dull day. It is just normal to assume that January 23rd had no major events from the past, but this list of significant happenings will prove otherwise.

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  • 1912 – A new type of horn was created and patented on this day.
  • 1922 – The first injection of Insulin on a 14-year-old diabetic done on January 11th 1922 caused a severe allergic reaction. Therefore, a biochemist helped purify and improve the drug, which eventually saved the boy.
  • 1936 – The Cunard ocean liner The Queen Mary was nearing completion on Clyde bank in Scotland and was set to begin sea trials within 10 weeks.
  • 1964 – Poll Tax became illegal.
  • 1964 – The 24th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was Ratified removing the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax.
  • 1968 – The proposal to create a local community college system in the Midwest City and Tulsa area was approved.
  • 1972 – National Science Foundation was given East Central State College a substantial amount of money for technological improvements.
  • 1973 – US president, Richard Nixon, made a television announcement on “peace with honor” in Vietnam.
  • 1978 – Sweden became the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays using Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as the propellant, which damages the earth’s ozone layer.
  • 1986 – Ten musicians were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
  • 1993 – Thomas Gorsey, a highly influential gospel singer, passed away on this day.
  • 1997 – Madeline Albright, America’s first female Secretary of State, was sworn in on this day.
  • 2001 – Five protesters set themselves on fire in Tiananmen Square.
  • 2010 – Joe Biden held talks in Iraq to defuse a political crisis over candidates for March’s general elections.
  • 2011 – A magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit Scotland’s Western town of Glenuig.
  • 2012 – Felicity Aston became the first woman to complete a solo crossing of Antarctica after skiing for 1,084 miles over 59 days.
  • 2013 – Head of the Roman Catholic Church in Poland for over twenty years, Cardinal Jozef Glemp died.
  • 2014 – Morocco’s parliament unanimously voted to change a controversial law that had spurred protests.
  • 2018 – LeBron James becomes the 7th and youngest (33 years 24 days) to reach the 30,000 NBA point milestone during 114-102 loss to San Antonio Spurs.
  • 2018 – China locked down the city of Wuhan and its 9 million people, in a belated but ultimately successful effort to control the city’s COVID-19 epidemic.

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