Next CLBR is Wed Jan 23rd (Day in History)

A busy day starting with the founding of Georgetown University and ending with the tragic kidnapping of Daniel Pearl.

1556

The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China. The death toll may have been as high as 830,000

1789

Fr. John Carroll founds Georgetown University, the first Catholic university in the United States.  The school’s alumni includes 10 heads of state (including President Bill Clinton) and countless cabinet secretaries, ambassadors, members of Congress,  judges and at least one web radio host.

1849

Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States’ first female doctor.

1912

The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.was the first international drug control treaty.

1941

Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.

1943

World War II: Australian and American forces finally defeat the Japanese army in Papua. This turning point in the Pacific War marks the beginning of the end of Japanese aggression.

1962

Tony Bennett recorded “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” in New York for Columbia Records.

1968

North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo (AGER-2), claiming the ship had violated their territorial waters while spying.

1973

President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam in his famous “Peace with Honor” speech.

1977

The TV mini-series “Roots,” based on the Alex Haley novel, began airing on ABC.

1986

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little RichardChuck BerryJames BrownRay CharlesFats Domino, the Everly BrothersBuddy HollyJerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

1997

Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State.

1998

Pope John Paul II condemns US’s trade embargo against Cuba.

2002

Reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in KarachiPakistan and subsequently murdered .

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Featured: Princess Caroline of Monaco (56)

Top Row:

  • Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) (89), 
  • Jeanne Moreau, Actress (85)
  • Chita Rivera, Dancer (80)

Second Row:

  • Gil Gerard, Actor (70)
  • Rutger Hauer, Actor (69)
  • Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE) (66)

Middle Row

  • Anita Pointer (“Pointer Sisters”) (64)
  • Richard Dean Anderson, MacGyver (62)
  • Chelsey Sullenberger, US Air Pilot (62)

Fourth Row

  • Robin Zander (“Cheap Trick”) (60)
  • LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (60)
  • Anita Baker (55)

Bottom Row

  • Mariska Hartigay, Actress (49)
  • Norah O’Donnell, News Anchor (39)
  • Tiffani Thiessen (39)
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