11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 23rd January

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1571 - The Royal Exchange in London is opened by Queen Elizabeth I

2. 1849 - Briton Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman doctor, when she graduates from University of Geneva in New York State

3. 1973 - US President Richard Nixon appears on national television to announce 'peace with honour' in Vietnam

4. 1982 - Abba spend their last week in the UK Top 20, with One of Us

5. 1983 - The A-Team debuts on TV

6. 1983 - Czech tennis player Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe in straight sets in the final of the Volvo Masters at Madison Square Garden, New York

7. 1986 - The first ten musicians are inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame - James Brown, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard

8. 1989 - Surrealist artist Salvador Dali dies in Spain, aged 84

9. 1989 - James Brown is sentenced to 6 years in jail in connection with a police chase through U.S. two states

10. 2002 - Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped by the National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty.

11. 2004 - Bob Keeshan, Captain Kangaroo, dies at the age of 76

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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