Friday, January 22, 2010

January 23rd

393: Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor. In return, Honorius starts letting his dad share his XBox.

1793: Second Partition of Poland. Russia and Prussia partition Poland for the second time. This time, Russia makes sure to partition the part of Poland with the bathroom.

1849: Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first female doctor in the U.S. She is immediately deluged by dozens of men demanding a hernia exam.

1941: Charles Lindbergh testifies before Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler. He later goes on to a long career as a contributor to MSNBC.


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