January 23, 2015 in History


King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia dies at age 90 after hospitalization for pneumonia three weeks earlier; he has been succeeded by his half brother Salman of Saudi Arabia

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1994 Worldwide Day for peace in Bosnia-Hercegovina
1993 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan
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1983 Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis
1983 Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean
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