January 23 – On This Day In History

23 January

What happened today in history?

  • 1556 – The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi Earthquake, hits China.
  • 1855 –  The first bridge over the Mississippi River is opened in Minnesota.
  • 1967 – Milton Keynes in England is founded as a new town.

Who was born today?

  • 1745 – William Jessop – English enginner
  • 1832 – Edouard Manet – French painter.
  • 1984 – Arjen Robben – Dutch footballer.

 

Who died today?

  • 1806 – William Pitt the Younger – Prime Minister of UK.
  • 1875 – Charles Kingsley – English author (The Water-Babies, Alton Locke).
  • 1931 – Anna Pavlova – Russian ballerina.
  • 1944 – Edvard Munch – Norwegian painter.
  • 1989 – Salvador Dali – Spanish painter.

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