January 23

This Day in History


End of nine-week Dalfram Dispute

Today makes the day when a nine-week strike by the Waterside Worker’s in Port Kembla, New South Wales came to an end in 1939. This strike began when workers refused to load a cargo ship (Dalfram) … (more...)


Insulin injection aids diabetic patient

In Toronto, Canada, Leonard Thompson becomes the first person to receive insulin as treatment for diabetes. Diabetes has been recognized as a distinct medical condition for more than 3,000 years, but … (more...)

42 BCE

Brutus Commits Suicide

On 23 October 42 BCE, on a plain to the west of the ancient Macedonian city of Philippi, the Second Battle of Philippi took place. It was the decisive battle in The War of the Second Triumvirate, and … (more...)