What are the important events that happened on January 23? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
January 23: Facts & Myths About This Day
January 23 is the 23rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 342 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 10, 2023 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,907,200 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘icositrigon’ day.
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Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 383 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,685 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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January 23 Historical Events
The Royal Exchange opens in London.
Georgetown College, the first Catholic University in the United States, is founded in Georgetown, Maryland (now a part of Washington, D.C.)
World War II: The Battle of Rabaul begins, the first fighting of the New Guinea campaign.
World War II: The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse on Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal campaign ends.
The Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
Overthrow in Venezuela of Marcos Pérez Jiménez
The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified.
Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10.
Dendermonde nursery attack in Dendermonde, Belgium.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 23?
Auguste de Montferrand, French architect (d. 1858)
Joze Plečnik, Slovenian architect (d. 1957)
Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1981)
Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
Chita Rivera, Puerto Rican actress and dancer
Mike Harris, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario
Mas Selamat bin Kastari, Singapore’s most-wanted terror fugitive
Haywoode Workman, American basketball player
Sampsa Astala, Finnish musician (Lordi)
Patrick Levis, American actor
Who died on January 23?
Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 980)
James Stewart, Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland (assassinated)
William Pitt the Younger, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1759)
Johann Wilhelm Ritter, German chemist and physicist (b. 1776)
Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (b. 1767)
John Field, Irish composer (b. 1782)
Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (b. 1903)
Willie Edwards, Murder victim/killed by KKK members (b. 1932)
Paul Aars, American racecar driver (b. 1934)
Helmut Newton, German-born photographer (b. 1920)
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