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, 419,832 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 ‘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.
  • 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.
  • 1934
    An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
  • 1976
    Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
  • 2001
    The Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
  • 2010
    The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.

Who were born on November 23?

  • 1889
    Harry Sunderland, Australian rugby league administrator and journalist (d. 1964)
  • 1889
    Nelly’s, Greek photographer (d. 1998)
  • 1916
    P. K. Page, Canadian poet (d. 2010)
  • 1924
    Anita Linda, Filipino actress
  • 1924
    Paula Raymond, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1925
    José Napoleón Duarte, Salvadoran politician (d. 1990)
  • 1946
    Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer
  • 1950
    Chuck Schumer, American politician
  • 1954
    Ross Brawn, English motorsport engineer and F1 team owner
  • 1955
    Steven Brust, American author

Who died on November 23?

  • 1572
    Agnolo di Cosimo, Italian artist and poet (b. 1503)
  • 1585
    Thomas Tallis, English composer (b. 1505)
  • 1783
    Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (b. 1714)
  • 1958
    Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek athlete (b. 1880)
  • 1966
    Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician (b. 1882)
  • 1979
    Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 1982
    Grady Nutt, American humorist (b. 1934)
  • 1998
    Dan Osman, American rock climber (b. 1963)
  • 2006
    Alexander Litvinenko, Russian spy (b. 1962)
  • 2007
    Óscar Carmelo Sánchez, Bolivian footballer (b. 1971)

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