In case you are searching for some important historical events that took place on January 23, you are here at the right place. This article titled Today in History – January 23 – India and World provides the most important historical events that took place on this day in both India and world. The article has been segregated into Indian events and world events because Indian readers who are aspiring for Civil Services need to focus on Indian events more than world events. So, let us take a look at the historical events of today…
What Happened On This Day in History – January 23
Today in History – January 23: “India”
1565: Following the Battle of Talikota, the Great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagara was extinguished.
1664: Shahuji – father of Shivaji – died on this day.
1809: Surendra Sai – a great freedom fighter was born on this day in Sambalpur District of Orissa (Odisha).
1897: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was born on this day in Cuttack.
1920: Airmail and air transport services started on this day.
1926: Bal Thackeray – cartoonist and political leader was born on this day.
1965: Durgapur Alloy Steel Plant was commissioned on this day.
1976: Kapilavastu – the lost city was found on this day after excavation.
Today in History – January 23: “World”
1571: Royal Exchange was opened on this day in London.
1793: Second Partition of Poland took place on this day.
1846: In Tunisia, slavery was abolished on this day.
1879: Battle of Rorke’s Drift came to an end on this day. The battle was a part of Anglo-Zulu war.
1912: At The Hague – International Opium Convention was signed on this day.
1941: Charles Lindbergh testified in front of the U.S. Congress. He came up with the recommendation that USA should sign a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.
1942: During WWII, Japanese invasion of Australia’s Territory of New Guinea was commenced with the Battle of Rabaul.
1943: During WWII, Montgomery’s Eighth Army troops managed to capture Tripoli in Libya by defeating the German-Italian Panzer Army.
1945: Operation Hannibal was launched during WWII by Karl Dönitz – German Admiral.
1998: Mozilla was announced by Netscape. Communicator code was intended to be released as open source.
2002: Daniel Pearl – a journalist from USA was kidnapped in Karachi and was then subsequently murdered.