Today is Thursday, Jan. 23. On this date:
China’s Ming dynasty, which lasted nearly three centuries, began as Zhu Yuanzhang was formally acclaimed emperor following the collapse of the Yuan dynasty.
Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
The Israeli Knesset approved a resolution affirming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Jackie Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, eliminating the poll tax in federal elections, was ratified as South Dakota became the 38th state to endorse it.
North Korea seized the U.S. Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, commanded by Lloyd “Pete” Bucher, charging its crew with being on a spying mission; one sailor was killed and 82 were taken prisoner. (Cmdr. Bucher and his crew were released the following December after enduring 11 months of brutal captivity at the hands of the North Koreans.)
President Richard Nixon announced an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War, and would…