On this day, January 23, in 1899, the First Republic of the Philippines was established in Malolos. This date is Philippine Republic Day according to Proclamation No. 533 s2013.
The official calendar of the Republic of the Philippines: an almanac of Philippine commemorations enlivened with illustrations and information. –Manila: Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, .
Today in 1997 according to astrologers the Age of Aquarius begins when the sun, moon, and some of the planets line up to form a star shape in space.
On this day in 2009 the birth of a clone of an extinct animal, the Pyrenean ibex, took place. The clone was derived from DNA extracted from the skin of a Pyrenean ibex that died in 1999. The clone lived for seven minutes.
January is General Orientation on Safety and Prevention Month (Proclamation No. 115-A, s. 1966)
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