JANUARY 23 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1571 – The Royal Exchange opened in London on the 23rd January 1571.

1719 – The Principality of Liechtenstein was created on the 23rd January 1719, within the Holy Roman Empire.

1786 – Auguste de Montferrand the French-Russian architect and designer of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral and Alexander Column was born on the 23rd January 1786 (died 1858).

1832 – Édouard Manet the French painter was born on the 23rd January 1832 (died 1883).

1855 – The 1st bridge over the Mississippi River opened on the 23rd January 1855, in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota, a crossing made today by the Hennepin Avenue Bridge.

1857 – Andrija Mohorovičić the Croatian meteorologist was born on the 23rd January 1857 (died 1936).

1872 – Jože Plečnik the Slovenian architect and designer of Plečnik Parliament was born on the 23rd January 1872 (died 1957).

1884 – George McManus the American cartoonist was born on the 23rd January 1884 (died 1954).

1897 – Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky the Austrian architect was born on the 23rd January 1897 (died 2000).

1912 – The International Opium Convention was signed on the 23rd January 1912, at The Hague.

1913 – Jean-Michel Atlan the French painter was born on the 23rd January 1913 (died 1960).

1916 – David Douglas Duncan the American photographer and journalist was born on the 23rd January 1916.

1918 – Gertrude B. Elion the American biochemist, pharmacologist and Nobel Prize laureate was born on the 23rd January 1918 (died 1999).

1919 – Hans Hass the Austrian diver was born on the 23rd January 1919 (died 2013).

1919 – Ernie Kovacs the American comedian and actor was born on the 23rd January 1919 (died 1962).

1927Fred Williams (OBE) the Australian painter was born on the 23rd January 1927 (died 22nd April 1982).

1927 – Lars-Eric Lindblad the Swedish-American businessman and explorer was born on the 23rd January 1927 (died 1994).

1928 – Jeanne Moreau the French actress, singer, screenwriter and director was born on the 23rd January 1928.

1938 – Georg Baselitz the German painter and sculptor was born on the 23rd January 1938.

1943 – Duke Ellington played at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time on the 23rd January 1943.

1948 – Anita Pointer the American singer-songwriter from The Pointer Sisters was born on the 23rd January 1948.

1950 – Bill Cunningham the American bass guitarist, keyboardist and classical musician from The Box Tops was born on the 23rd January 1950.

1950 – Danny Federici the American accordion player from E Street Band was born on the 23rd January 1950 (died 2008).

1953 ~ Robin Zander the American singer and guitarist from CHEAP TRiCK was born in Beloit, Wisconsin on the 23rd January 1953. official website: CheapTrick.com | YouTube Vevo video: Cheap Trick ~ If You Want My Love (1982)

1954 – Richard Finch the American bass player and songwriter from KC and the Sunshine Band was born on the 23rd January 1954.

1957 – American inventor Walter Frederick Morrison sold the rights to his flying disc to the Wham-O toy company on the 23rd January 1957, which later was renamed the “Frisbee”.

1971 – Marc Nelson the American singer-songwriter from Boyz II Men was born on the 23rd January 1971.

1974Tiffani Thiessen the American actress was born in Long Beach, California on the 23rd January 1974. She is best known for starring in Saved By The Bell as Kelly Kapowski (1989 – 1993), and Beverly Hills 90210 as Valerie Malone. official website : TiffaniThiessen.com | social media : Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | instagram | videos : Vimeo |

1974Rebekah Elmaloglou the Australian actress was born on the 23rd January 1974. Rebekah Elmalogou is best known as Terese Willis on Neighbours and Sophie Simpson on Home and Away (1989 ~ 1993). Rebekah Elmalogou von social media : Twitter.com  | Facebook | instagram

1974 – Richard T. Slone the English painter was born on the 23rd January 1974.

1986 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its 1st members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley on the 23rd January 1986.

1995 ~ Shaun Wilson-Miller the inspirational Australian teenage writer of An Awesome Ride book was born on the 23rd January 1995. Shaun Miller suffered from a chronic heart condition, and became very well known for his inspirational YouTube video: My Final Goodbye. The video went viral online, with over 3 million views, touching the hearts of many people around the World. Sadly, Shaun Miller passed away at 1.40pm on the 26th May 2012, from a terminal heart condition, at the age of 17. An Awesome Ride by Shaun Miller is published by AKA Publishing & available at Booktopia. Facebook pages: www.facebook.com/groups/ShaunMillersFamilyandFriends & Tribute Facebook page: Shaun Wilson-Miller a Brave Young Man 

1997 – Madeleine Albright became the 1st woman to serve as United States Secretary of State on the 23rd January 1997.

2003 – Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10 was on the 23rd January 2003.

Today in History for the 23rd January video produced by Associated Press Associated Press official website: www.AP.org

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