Historical Events for 24th January 2023

1936 – Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France
1944 – Allied troops occupy Nettuno Italy
1950 – Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history
1959 – WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford, CT (IND) begins broadcasting
1973 – Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1976 – Former world heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas; Foreman knocked down twice in 4th; ‘The Ring’ Fight of the Year
1981 – Islanders scored 5 power play goals against Nordiques
2021 – NFC Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Green Bay Packers, 31-26
2022 – 19 die in a fight and a fire at a nightclub in Sorong city, West Papua, Indonesia
2022 – At least 34 people killed and 65,000 left homeless after two different tropical storms batter Madagascar and Mozambique with Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo particularly affected

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