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It happened on a… January 23

2017

Bernie Ecclestone removed as Formula One boss as Liberty Media completes $8 billion takeover.

2016

Zika virus outbreak in Brazil prompts Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador and Jamaica to recommend women delay pregnancies for up to 2 years.

2015

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is crowned King of Saudi Arabia, on the death of this half-brother King Abdullah.

1986

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.

1983

Bjorn Borg retired from tennis. He had set a record by winning 5 consecutive Wimbledon championships.

1978

Sweden banned aerosol sprays because of damage to environment. They were the first country to do so.

1974

Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells” opened the credits of the movie, “The Exorcist”.

1973

U.S. President Richard Nixon announced that an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War.

1972

Terrorists throw four firebombs at the Soviet consulate in Montreal, doing slight damage.

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