January 23


Events

1570 First Assassination by Firearm James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray is fatally wounded with a carbine shot from a window while passing down the street. This is the first recorded assassination by firearm.



Births

Today's Trivia January 23, 1920: Walter Frederick Morrison

1920 Walter Frederick Morrison d. 2010 American inventor. He invented the Frisbee (c1937). He got the idea when someone offered to buy the cake pan he and his future wife were tossing back and forth at the beach. He was also a prisoner of the infamous Stalag 13 during World War II.



Today's Trivia January 23, 1737: John Hancock

1737 John Hancock d. 1793 4th and 13th president of the Continental Congress (1775-77, 1785-86). Signer of the Declaration of Independence and first governor of Massachusetts (1780-85).



 


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