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January 23

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In the headlines today:

American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate and Beyond by E. Howard Hunt and Greg Aunapu
Former CIA operative and convicted Watergate co-conspirator, E. Howard Hunt, dies of pneumonia in Miami at age 79.
(photo credit: Wiley)

2007 US citizens traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda are required to present a valid passport.

Johnny Carson
Former Tonight Show host Johnny Carson dies at age 79.
(photo credit: R2 Entertainment)

2003 Actress-singer Nell Carter, best known as Nell Harper in the TV series "Gimme a Break!", dies in her Beverly Hills home at age 54.
2000 Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas is severely injured when his SUV overturns on an icy road in Missouri. Thomas would succumb to his injuries 16 days later at age 33.
1999 Monica Lewinsky is ordered by a federal judge to submit to an interview in the impeachment trial of US president Bill Clinton.
1989 Surrealist painter Salvador Dali dies in Spain at age 84.
1979 Steve Wozniak is granted a US patent for his "Microcomputer For Use With Video Display" -- the Apple II computer.
1978 Terry Kath, guitarist for the rock group Chicago, dies of an accidental gunshot wound at age 31.
1975 The situation comedy Barney Miller, starring Hal Linden in the title role, debuts on ABC-TV.

Richard M. Nixon
US president Richard Nixon announces the end of US involvement in Vietnam.

(photo credit: NARA)


1968 The North Korean Navy seizes the US Navy ship Pueblo, detaining its crew on suspicion of espionage.
1950 The Israeli Knesset approves a resolution to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
1944 Norwegian artist Edvard Munch dies in his sleep at age 81.
1932 New York governor Franklin D. Roosevelt announces his candidacy for US president on the Democratic party ticket.
1907 Charles Curtis, the first Native American to become a US senator, begins serving his term. (Twenty-two years later, Curtis would resign to become US Vice President under President Herbert Hoover.)
1849 Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman in the US to receive a Doctor of Medicine degree, granted to her by the Medical Institution of Geneva, NY.
1845 Congress agrees that all national elections in the US will fall on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November.
1789   Georgetown University, the first Catholic college in the US, is established in what is now Washington, DC.

Born today:

1974  Tiffani-Amber Thiessen - actress

1971  Marc Nelson - R&B singer

1964  Mariska Hargitay - actress

1959  Earl Falconer - bass guitarist (UB40)

1958  Anita Baker - singer

1957  Princess Caroline of Monaco

1953  Pat Haden - NFL quarterback (LA Rams), sportscaster

1953  Robin Zander - rock singer (Cheap Trick)

1950  Richard Dean Anderson - actor

1950  Bill Cunningham - bassist, pianist (The Box Tops)

1950  Patrick Simmons - rock guitarist, singer (The Doobie Brothers)

1950  Danny Federici - keyboardist (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band)

1948  Anita Pointer - pop singer (Pointer Sisters)

1944  Jerry Lawson - R&B singer (The Persuasions)

1944  Rutger Hauer - actor (Blade Runner)

1943  Gil Gerard - actor

1940  Johnny Russell - country singer

1933  Chita Rivera - actress

1928  Jeanne Moreau - actress

1919  Ernie Kovacs - comedian

1907  Dan Duryea - actor

1903  Randolph Scott - actor

1832  Edouard Manet - impressionist painter


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