What are the important events that happened on November 23? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 23: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 23 is the 328th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 38 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 10, 2016 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 411,072 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectaicosaoctagon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 66 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,433 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 23 Historical Events

  • 1644
    John Milton publishes Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship.
  • 1890
    King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to become his heir.
  • 1910
    Johan Alfred Ander becomes the last person to be executed in Sweden.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Deutsche Opernhaus on Bismarckstraße in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg is destroyed. It will eventually be rebuilt in 1961 and be called the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
  • 1976
    Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
  • 1985
    Gunmen hijack EgyptAir Flight 648 while en route from Athens to Cairo. When the plane lands in Malta, Egyptian commandos storm the aircraft, but 60 people die in the raid.
  • 1993
    Rachel Whiteread wins both the £20,000 Turner Prize award for best British modern artist and the £40,000 K Foundation art award for the worst artist of the year.
  • 2003
    Rose Revolution: the Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.
  • 2004
    The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, the largest religious building in Georgia, is consecrated.
  • 2006
    A series of bombing kills at least 215 people and injures 257 others in Sadr City, making it the second deadliest sectarian attack since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003.

Who were born on November 23?

  • 1719
    Spranger Barry, Irish actor (d. 1777)
  • 1749
    Edward Rutledge, American statesman (d. 1800)
  • 1803
    Theodore Dwight Weld, American abolitionist (d. 1895)
  • 1838
    Stephanos Skouloudis, Greek banker and diplomat (d. 1928)
  • 1869
    Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer (d. 1942)
  • 1889
    Harry Sunderland, Australian rugby league administrator and journalist (d. 1964)
  • 1928
    Jerry Bock, American musical theatre composer (d. 2010)
  • 1968
    Kirsty Young, Scottish television journalist
  • 1978
    Kayvan Novak, English actor
  • 1992
    Miley Cyrus, American actress and singer

Who died on November 23?

  • 1616
    Richard Hakluyt, English writer (b. 1552)
  • 1783
    Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (b. 1714)
  • 1937
    Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
  • 1976
    André Malraux, French author (b. 1901)
  • 1983
    Waheed Murad, Pakistani actor (b. 1938)
  • 1991
    Klaus Kinski, German actor (b. 1926)
  • 1994
    Art Barr, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 2001
    Mary Whitehouse, British social activist (b. 1910)
  • 2005
    Frank Gatski, American football player (b. 1919)
  • 2009
    Juzefas Jurgelevičius, Lithuanian footballer (b. 1947)

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