Paris, France (JFK+50) President Richard M. Nixon announced 41 years ago today, January 23, 1973, that his Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese envoy, Le Duc Tho, had agreed to "end the war" in Vietnam and "bring peace with honor..."
This settlement, known as The Paris Peace Accords, set January 27, 1973, seven p.m. (EST) for the cease-fire to begin.
All prisoners of war were to be released and all American and foreign troops were to be removed in 60 days.
WHAM-O INTRODUCED THE FRISBEE 57 YEARS AGO
57 years ago today, January 23, 1957, the Wham-O Toy Company introduced a new toy, the Frisbee.
The toy's name came from the Frisbie Pie Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut (1871).
College students enjoyed throwing empty pie tins at one another and they would yell "Frisbie". *
*The modern Frisbee disc was patented by Wham-O in December 1967 and would sell over 100 million by 1977.