January 23 in History
1556January 23, 1556:
The Shaanxi Earthquake strikes killing an estimated 830,000 people in China.
1789January 23, 1789:
Georgetown University is established in Washington, D.C. as the Georgetown College.
1849January 23, 1849:
Elizabeth Blackwell earns her M.D. degree from the New York-based Geneva Medical College, becoming the first female physician to be trained in the United States.
1957January 23, 1957:
Frisbees are released unto the market for the first time by a toy company known as Wham-O.
1977January 23, 1977:
“Roots”, a miniseries with a focus on African-American history makes its television debut.
1984January 23, 1984:
Hulk Hogan wins his first World Wrestling Federation (WWF) championship by defeating Iron Sheikh.
1986January 23, 1986:
1997January 23, 1997:
Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to be sworn in as the US Secretary of State under Bill Clinton’s administration.
2018January 23, 2018:
LeBron James scores his 30,000th point, becoming the 7th and youngest in the history of basketball to achieve this feat.