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Notable Historical Events for January 23rd

1991"seinfeld" debuts on NBC-TV

1656Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales.

1853John Wilkes Booth is baptized at St. Timothy's Protestant Episcopal Church

19861st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley)

1967Stan Musial is named GM of Cards

1979Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1937Karl Radek & 16 others go on trial in Stalin's great purge

1965Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain

1945World War II: Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.

1571Queen Elizabeth I of England opens Royal Exchange in London

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Notable Birthdays on January 23rd

1737John Hancock, merchant/statesman, (1st to sign Declaration of Independence), (d. 1793), [o.s. 1936-01-12]

1963Hakeem Olajuwon, Lagos, Nigeria, NBA center (Houston Rockets)

1964Mariska Hargitay, Santa Monica California, actress (Jesse Smith-Downtown, ER)

1832Edouard Manet, Paris, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), (d. 1883)

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