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On This Day January 23rd

On This Day in history:

1571- The Royal Exchange in London, founded by Thomas Gresham, is opened by Queen Elizabeth I.

1964- The 24th amendment to the Constitution, eliminating the poll tax in federal elections, is ratified.

1973- President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end the Vietnam War.

1975- "Barney Miller" makes his debut on TV.

1977- The TV miniseries, "Roots," based on the Alex Haley novel began airing.

1998- The movie, "Spice World" is released in the US.

2005- Former Tonight Show host, Johnny Carson, dies at age 79.

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