Today in History: January 23

Today in History: January 23

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1901

A great fire ravages Montreal, resulting in $2.5 million in property lost.

1913

The "Young Turks" revolt because they are angered by the concessions made at the London peace talks.

1932

Franklin D. Roosevelt enters the presidential race.

1948

The Soviets refuse UN entry into North Korea to administer elections.

1949

The Communist Chinese forces begin their advance on Nanking.

1950

Jerusalem becomes the official capital of Israel.

1951

President Truman creates the Commission on Internal Security and Individual Rights, to monitor the anti-Communist campaign.

1969

NASA unveils moon-landing craft.

1973

President Richard Nixon claims that Vietnam peace has been reached in Paris and that the POWs would be home in 60 days.

1977

Alex Haley's Roots begins a record-breaking eight-night broadcast on ABC.

1981

Under international pressure, opposition leader Kim Dae Jung's death sentence is commuted to life imprisonment in Seoul.

1986

U.S. begins maneuvers off the Libyan coast.