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 327th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 38 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 10, 2017 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 25,189,920 minutes 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 ‘trihectaicosaheptagon’ 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 88 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 1,798 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 23 Historical Events

  • 1248
    Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.
  • 1499
    Pretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck is hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from the Tower of London. He had invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV of England.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Chattanooga begins – Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant reinforce troops at Chattanooga, Tennessee and counter-attack Confederate troops.
  • 1910
    Johan Alfred Ander becomes the last person to be executed in Sweden.
  • 1914
    Mexican Revolution: The last of U.S. forces withdraw from Veracruz, occupied seven months earlier in response to the Tampico Affair.
  • 1955
    The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to Australia.
  • 1971
    Representatives of the People’s Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time.
  • 2001
    The Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2007
    MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sinks in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands. There are no fatalities.
  • 2011
    Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.

Who were born on November 23?

  • 1803
    Theodore Dwight Weld, American abolitionist (d. 1895)
  • 1861
    Konstantin Korovin, Russian painter (d. 1939)
  • 1938
    Esko Nikkari, Finnish actor
  • 1943
    David Nolan, American political activist (d. 2010)
  • 1949
    Alan Paul, one of the founding members of the vocal group The Manhattan Transfer
  • 1950
    Chuck Schumer, American politician
  • 1951
    David Rappaport, English actor (d. 1990)
  • 1952
    Bill Troiano, American musician
  • 1974
    Saku Koivu, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player

Who died on November 23?

  • 955
    King Edred of England (b. c. 923)
  • 1503
    Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1446)
  • 1572
    Agnolo di Cosimo, Italian artist and poet (b. 1503)
  • 1833
    Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French marshal (b. 1762)
  • 1923
    Urmuz, Romanian writer (b. 1883)
  • 1937
    Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
  • 1972
    Marie Wilson, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 1976
    André Malraux, French author (b. 1901)
  • 1979
    Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 2006
    Jesus Blancornelas, Mexican journalist (b. 1936)

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