Herbert Croly Born, NorKs Seize USS Pueblo, Paul Robeson Dead

On this day: January 23
In Moscow, 17 leading Communists go on trial accused of participating in a plot led by Leon Trotsky to overthrow Joseph Stalin's regime and assassinate its leaders (1937)

North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo, claiming the ship had violated their territorial waters while spying (1968)

President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam (1973)

Reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan (2002)

President B. Hussein Obama ends the funding ban for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad (2009)

b: Herbert Croly (1869), Antonio Gramsci (1891), Arthur Lewis (1915), Horst Mahler (1936), Antonio Villaraigosa (1953); d: Paul Robeson (1976), David Sullivan (1976)

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