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Daily Calendar for Thursday, January 23, 2025

Born

  • John Hancock (statesman ) –
  • Camilla Collett (writer) –
  • Joseph Nathan Kane (fact-finding guru) –
  • Ernie Kovacs (actor) –
  • Chita Rivera (singer, actress, & dancer) –
  • Gil Gerard (actor) –
  • Rutger Hauer (actor) –
  • Richard Dean Anderson (actor) –
  • Princess Caroline of Monaco –
  • Mariska Hargitay (actress) –

Died

  • Anna Pavlova (ballerina) –
  • Samuel Barber (composer) –
  • Salvador Dali (artist) –
  • Daniel Pearl (Wall Street Journal reporter who disappeared and was later killed) –
  • Nell Carter (singer & actress) –
  • Helmut Newton (fashion photographer) –
  • Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo) –
  • Johnny Carson (comedian who dominated late-night television for 30 years as the host of The Tonight Show) –

Events

  • Deadliest earthquake on record killed 830,000 in China–
  • Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive an M.D. degree–
  • Envelope machine patented–
  • California vintner Agoston Haraszthy received 100,000 European grape vine cuttings.–
  • Charles Curtis first of Native American descent to be elected as U.S. senator–
  • Leonard Thompson received the world’s first successful insulin injection–
  • The movie Casablanca was copyrighted–
  • Duke Ellington played at New York City’s Carnegie Hall for the first time–
  • Fire devastated streetcar barns in Regina, Saskatchewan–
  • Bathyscaphe Trieste dove a record-breaking 35,800 feet–
  • Eldfell volcano began to form, Heimaey Island, Iceland –
  • Willie Mays elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame–
  • China’s giant pandas were added to the endangered species list–
  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its first members: Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Little Richard–
  • International Polar Bear Conservation Centre opened in Winnipeg, Manitoba–
  • At 12:31 am, a 7.9 earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska, about 181 miles southeast of Kodiak, prompting a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska and British Columbia, and a tsunami watch for the rest of the U.S. West Coast. This was cancelled after several hours; a minor tsunami, less than a foot, was reported in Alaska.–

Weather

  • In Iroquois Falls, Ontario, the temperature reached -73Β°F.–
  • Eighty degrees below zero F at Prospect Creek, Alaska–
  • 13.4 inches of snow fell on Boston, the most snow the city had received in a single day since the National Weather Service began keeping records in 1892. This was from a powerful blizzard which started on January 22 and ended on the 23rd.–

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