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    History in 23rd Jan

  • Nixon announces peace in Vietnam

    President Richard Nixon announces that National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese diplomat Lê Đức Thọ agreed upon a cease fire in Southeast Asia following the Paris Peace Talks.

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  • USS Pueblo incident

    North Korean naval forces capture the USS Pueblo, a Naval intelligence ship performing a regular reconnaissance mission in the Sea of Japan. The North Koreans declared that the Pueblo was in territorial waters, and later tortured Commander Pete Bucher, the ship's captain. The crew was released across the "Bridge of No Return" on December 23, 1968, following an American apology. 

  • John Hancock born

    Patriot John Hancock is born in Braintree, now Quincy, Massachusetts. Hancock, a successful merchant who took control of the family company, the House of Hancock, gained popularity in Boston for protesting the British taxes. Elected President of the Second Continental Congress in 1775, Hancock was the first man to sign the Declaration of Independence the following year.

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