JANUARY 23: The Daily Flashback
1789: Georgetown College in Washington, DC, was established as the first Catholic college in the U.S.
1849: English-born Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in America to receive medical degree. It was awarded by the Medical Institution of Geneva, NY.
1907: Charles Curtis of Kansas began serving in the United States Senate. He was the first American Indian to become a U.S. Senator, and he later became President Herbert Hoover’s Vice President.
1941: Artie Shaw and his orchestra recorded “Moonglow.”
1943: Duke Ellington and his band band played at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.
1959: 6,000 teenagers attend the first night of the ill-fated Winter Dance Party with Buddy Holly at the Million Dollar Ballroom in Milwaukee (despite temperatures of 17 below and 13 inches of snow).
1962: Tony Bennett records “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”
1965: Petula Clark’s “Downtown” climbed to No. 1, making her the first British female singer to reach the summit on the US singles chart since Vera Lynn in 1952.
1971: In Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska, the lowest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was reported as minus 80 degrees.
1975: “Barney Miller” debuted on ABC-TV.
1977: Based on the Alex Haley novel, the TV mini-series “Roots” began airing on ABC-TV.
1979: Brian Wilson and his wife Marilyn were divorced.
1983: “The A-Team” debuted on NBC-TV.
1985: O.J. Simpson became the first Heisman Trophy winner to be elected to pro football’s Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
1986: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first class at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria, including Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis and the Everly Brothers.
1989: James Brown was sentenced in Georgia to six years in jail in connection with a police chase through two states.
1998: The movie “Spice World” premirered in the United States.
2002: EMI announced that it would pay Mariah Carey $28 million to end their association, which was planned to last for several albums estimated at $100 million.
2015: Pop singer Mandy Moore and alt rocker Ryan Adams announced their split after nearly six years of marriage, with Moore filing the divorce proceedings.
1932: Edouard Manet
1910: Django Reinhardt
1919: Ernie Kovacs
1933: Chita Rivera
1944: Rutger Hauer
1948: Robin Zander
1950: Danny Federici
1953: Anita Pointer
1978: Terry Kath
1981: Samuel Barber
1989: Salvador Dali
1990: Allen Collins
1997: Richard Berry
2017: Bobby Freeman
2018: Hugh Masekela