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Today is January 23rd, 2020 and is a Thursday.

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2003: Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10.

2002: Reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan and subsequently murdered .

2002: "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in FBI custody.

2001: Five people attempt to set themselves on fire in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, an act that many people later claim is staged by the Communist Party of China to frame Falun Gong and thus escalate their persecution.

1997: Greek Serial Killer Antonis Daglis is sentenced to thirteen consecutive life sentences, plus 25 years for the serial slayings of three women and the attempted murder of six others.