This Day in History

January 23rd in History

Wham-O buys the Frisbee! In other news, the Ming Dynasty takes power in China, the first female US physician gets her degree, Nixon announces peace in Vietnam, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members. John Hancock, Django Reinhardt, and Ernie Kovacs are born; Edvard Munch, Salvador Dali, and Captain Kangaroo die. Happy Bounty Day!

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Quote of the Day

"This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom."

Stendhal, writer born January 23, 1783