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January 23


1997   Madeleine Albright becomes the first female US Secretary of State

1571   The Royal Exchange opens in London.

1907   Charles Curtis from Kansas, becomes the first Native American US Senator.

1943   World War II: Australian and American forces finally defeat the Japanese army in Papua.

1973   President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam.

1975   The TV comedy Barney Miller debuts on ABC.

Famous Birthdays:

1737   John Hancock (Declaration of Independence)

1832   Edouard Manet (Artist)

1944   Rutger Hauer (Actor)

1957   Princess Caroline of Monaco (Princess)

1974   Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (Actress)

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