This day in history – January 23

January 23, 1957: Wham-O produces the first Frisbee. Before this production, people would use empty pie tins, yelling “Frisbee” at each other. Ultimate Frisbee was invented in 1967 by a bunch of high school students from Maplewood, New Jersey, claiming it is a mix of football, soccer and basketball.


January 23, 1849: Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first M.D. in American history. Earning her degree from Geneva College in New York, Blackwell was the first recognized female physician. In 1857, Elizabeth and her sister Emily, also a physician, opened the New York Infirmary for Women and Children.


January 23, 1992: President Bush honors the U.S. Women’s soccer team for winning the World Cup. The team not only won the first Women’s World Cup, but also the first ever soccer championship for the United States.


photo credit to Get Horizontal, and PT. Sadya Balawan

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