23 January It Happened Today…….
1556 An earthquake in China kills an estimated 830000 people.
1806 William Pitt the Younger, former British Prime Minister, dies aged 47.
1849 Elizabeth Blackwell qualifies in the USA as the first woman doctor.
1931 The Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, dies aged 45.
1973 US President Richard Nixon announces an end to the Vietnam War.
1976 Paul Robeson, black American singer and actor, dies aged 77.