Historical Events for 1st February 2023

1717 – Henri d’Aguesseau’s 1st appointment as chancellor of France
1867 – Bricklayers start working 8-hour days
1962 – “New Faces of ’62” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances
1967 – WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1975 – Otis Francis Tabler is 1st open homosexual to get security clearance to work for the Defense Department
1987 – NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 10-6; MVP: Reggie White, Philadelphia Eagles, DE
1991 – Afghanistan and Pakistan hit by earthquake, 1,200 die
1995 – Belgium’s TV channel VT4 goes on the air
2013 – Zenit-3SL, a Ukrainian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean
2016 – WHO declares a global public health emergency over the rapid spread of zika-linked conditions

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Historical Events for 31st January 2023

1854 – Dutch KNMI established (Royal Meteorological Institute)
1925 – Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president of Angola
1925 – Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Sydney: James Anderson of Australia wins 2nd straight Australasian crown; beats countryman Gerald Patterson 11-9, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
1930 – 1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, New Jersey
1938 – Australian Championships Women’s Tennis: American Dorothy Cheney wins her only Grand Slam singles title; beats Dorothy Stevenson of Australia 6-3, 6-2
1971 – Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands
1971 – Special Veterans Committee adds 6 former players and 1 executive to the Baseball Hall of Fame: Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard and George Weiss
1976 – “Love Rollercoaster” by Ohio Players hits #1
1993 – “St Joan” opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances
2015 – Australia defeats South Korea in football to win the 2015 AFC Asian Cup

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Historical Events for 30th January 2023

1791 – Comte de Mirabeau is elected President of the French National Assembly
1927 – Left wins national election in Thuringen
1954 – Fanfani government of Italy resigns
1966 – Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:05.2)
1972 – Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations
1980 – Edward Albee’s “Lady from Dubuque” premieres in NYC
1989 – Five Pharaoh sculptures from 1470 BC found at temple of Luxor
2010 – Australian Open Women’s Tennis: Serena Williams retains her title; beats Justine Henin of Belgium 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
2018 – Houston forward James Harden puts up highest scoring triple-double in NBA history (60 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) as the Rockets beat Orlando Magic, 114-107 in Houston
2022 – NFC Championship, SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California: LA Rams beat SF 49ers, 20-17

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Historical Events for 29th January 2023

1924 – Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland
1944 – World War II: The Battle of Cisterna takes place in central Italy
1959 – Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” released
1971 – Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, v England at Adelaide
1991 – Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years
2000 – Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz becomes the 3rd player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points; finishes with 35 in a 96-94 loss to Minnesota; behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Wilt Chamberlain (31,419)
2001 – Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals
2006 – 22nd Sundance Film Festival: “Quinceanera”, directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
2017 – NFL Pro Bowl, Orlando, FL: AFC beats NFC, 20-13; MVPs: Travis Kelce, KC Chiefs, TE; Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo Bills, LB
2018 – Marvel film “Black Panther” directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman premieres in Los Angeles

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Historical Events for 28th January 2023

1824 – William Kneass becomes 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40)
1887 – England all out for 45 v Aust SCG, their lowest total ever
1904 – 1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on University of Chicago’s football team are awarded blankets with letter “C” on them
1922 – J E Clair turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL
1942 – Revival of George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” opens on The Majestic Theatre, NYC, with Anne Brown and Todd Duncan
1961 – Republic of Rwanda proclaimed
1973 – “Barnaby Jones” premieres on CBS TV
1979 – Charlie Smalls’ musical “The Wiz”, an updated take on “The Wizard of Oz”, starring Stephanie Mills, Stu Gilliam, and Dee Dee Bridgewater, closes at Majestic Theater in NYC, after 1,672 performances, 7 Tony and 6 Drama Desk Awards
2010 – Five murderers of Bangladeshi President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman hanged: Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed
2016 – Seventh Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by Fox, held in Des Moines, Iowa

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Historical Events for 27th January 2023

672 – St Vitalian ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1934 – Australian Championships Women’s Tennis, Sydney: Joan Hartigan Bathurst retains title; beats Margaret Molesworth 6-1, 6-4
1961 – Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli make debuts at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in “Il trovatore”; final curtain call lasts 35 minutes
1966 – Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisconsin an expansion team for 1966
1972 – World premiere of Scott Joplin’s rediscovered opera “Treemonisha” at Morehouse College in Atlanta
1976 – Viv Richards scores his 1st Test century against Australia
1985 – Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
1996 – Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup.
2001 – Australian Open Women’s Tennis: Jennifer Capriati wins her first Grand Slam title; beats Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-3
2013 – Magnus Carlsen wins the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament

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Historical Events for 26th January 2023

1531 – Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die
1697 – Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli’s 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night
1861 – Louisiana secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
1934 – Nazi Germany and Poland sign 10-year non-aggression treaty
1940 – Nazis forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains
1958 – Japanese ferry Nankai Maru capsized off southern Awaji Island, Japan, 167 killed.
1958 – Jack Smith takes over from Art Baker as TV host of “You Asked for It”
1990 – Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica and South Atlantic
1991 – Australian Open Women’s Tennis: Monica Seles becomes the only Yugoslav player – male or female – to win a Grand Slam singles title; beats Jana Novotná 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
1993 – West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide

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Historical Events for 25th January 2023

1885 – Vincent d’Indy’s “Saugefleurie” premieres
1904 – John Millington Synge’s play “Riders to the Sea” premieres in Dublin
1907 – Julia Ward Howe is first woman elected to National Institute of Arts and Letters (USA)
1945 – West Africa 82nd division occupies Myohaung, Burma
1952 – Test debut of great Australian cricket captain (62 Tests) and broadcaster Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG
1966 – WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, NJ (NBC) 1st broadcast
1977 – 30th NHL All-Star Game, Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC: Wales beats Campbell, 4-3; MVP: Rick Martin, Buffalo Sabres, LW
1998 – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide attack on Sri Lanka’s Temple of the Tooth, killing 8 people injuring 25 others.
2019 – At least 20 people have died this week in Venezuelan anti-government protests according to the UN
2019 – Documentary “Leaving Neverland” detailing singer Michael Jackson’s relationship with two boys premieres at the Sundance Film Festival

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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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Historical Events for 23rd January 2023

1908 – US and Great Britain demand end of abuses in Congo
1950 – Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
1951 – 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young and Gertrude Berg win
1972 – Entire population of Istanbul under 24 hour house arrest
1973 – Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs
1977 – Mini-series “Roots” premieres on ABC
1983 – Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean
1984 – Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to win his 1st World Wrestling Federation title at Madison Gardens, New York
2019 – New record for most expensive US property, $238 million for penthouse condominium overlooking Central Park, NY, bought by hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin
2020 – Voice of a 3,000 year old Egyptian priest recreated by scientists 3D printing his vocal tract published in “Scientific Reports”

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