Today in History- 23rd January

International Events: 23rd January
Year Event
1556 830,000 killed in Shansi, China due to earthquake.
1849 Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman physician in the U.S.
1957 V. K. Krishna Menon give longest ever speech of eight-hour in UN on Kashmir issue.
1973 US president Richard Nixon announces Vietnam peace deal.
2002 Reporter Daniel Pearl kidnapped from Karachi, Pakistan by Taliban.
1972 East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh after independence.