Today in India and World History: January 23

According to Gregory calendar, January 23, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. January 23 has its own special significance in India and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on January 23. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 23rd January:

  • 1556: Eight hundred and 30 thousand people died in the devastating earthquake that hit China’s Shenxi province.
  • 1565: The Vijayanagara Hindu empire fell in the Battle of Telekota.
  • 1719: Liechtenstein’s principality created within the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1760: The British defeated the French in the Battle of Wandiwash.
  • 1765: The Holy Roman Emperor Yusuf II marries Princess Maria Josefa of Bavaria in Vienna.
  • 1849: Elizabeth Blackwell became the first American woman to obtain a medical degree.
  • 1897: India’s freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born in Cuttack, Odisha.
  • 1920: Air transport and airmail services started in India.
  • 1920: Netherlands refuses to produce German Kaiser.
  • 1924: Indian politician and founder of Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray was born.
  • 1926: Shireen Auditorium established in Los Angeles.
  • 1929: The drama film Bellamy Trial was released.
  • 1930: Clyde Tomboag first photographed the planet Pluto.
  • 1964: Under the transplantation process, an animal’s body was placed in the human body in Mississippi, USA for the first time. A chimpanzee’s heart was placed in a man’s body at a medical center in Mississippi, but the man died a short time later.
  • 1966: Indira Gandhi became the third and first woman Prime Minister of India.
  • 1976: Kapilavastu, the city of Gautam Buddha, was discovered in excavation.
  • 2004: Complete ban on cow slaughter in Madhya Pradesh is implemented.
  • 2009: The ban on smoking scenes in film and television programs is over.

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