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.



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