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This Day in History: January 23

January 23: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1368 - In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
  2. 1849 - Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States' first female doctor.
  3. 1950 - The Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
  4. 1964 - The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified.
  5. 1997 - Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State.
  6. Famous Birthdays: John Hancock (American politician, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence), édouard Manet (French painter), Otto Diels (German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Hideki Yukawa (Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), Gertrude B. Elion (American biochemist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate )

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