Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Today in History: January 23

  • 1730 Shipping magnate Joseph Hewes born; North Carolina signer of Declaration of Independence; Sec'y of Navy for the Continental Congress.
  • 1862 German mathematician David Hilbert born; Hilbert Space; Hilbert's 23 problems guided math for nearly a century.
  • 1907 Japanese physicist Hideki Yukawa born; predicted the pi meson, nuclear glue, 12 years before its discovery.
  • 1911 Polish (naturalized French) Nobel chemistry winner Marie Curie is denied entry to all-male French Academy of Sciences.
  • 1964 The 24th Amendment is ratified, no more poll taxes for national elections.
  • 1986 The first Rock and Roll Hall of Famers: Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley.
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  1. Qwer,
    I can't believe you missed this one. January 23rd 1855. John Moses Browning is born.

  2. CF

    Rest assured, I wasn't going to skip him.


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