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

  • 534 BC
    Thespis of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to portray a character onstage.
  • 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.
  • 1510
    First campaign of Ottoman Empire against Kingdom of Imereti (modern western Georgia). Ottoman armies sack its capital Kutaisi and burn Gelati Monastery.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    French Navy fire in Hai Phong, Viet Nam, kills 6,000 civilians.
  • 1990
    The first all woman expedition to the South Pole (3 Americans, 1 Japanese and 12 Russians), sets off from Antarctica on the 1st leg of a 70 day, 1287 kilometre ski trek.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1864
    Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (d. 1936)
  • 1896
    Venere Pizzinato, Italian supercentenarian (d. 2011)
  • 1923
    R. L. Burnside, American musician (d. 2005)
  • 1925
    José Napoleón Duarte, Salvadoran politician (d. 1990)
  • 1940
    Luis Tiant, Cuban baseball player
  • 1950
    Maik Galakos, Greek footballer
  • 1967
    Salli Richardson, American actress
  • 1970
    Karsten Mueller, German chess grandmaster and author
  • 1974
    Jamie Sharper, American football player
  • 1979
    Nihat Kahveci, Turkish footballer

Who died on November 23?

  • 1763
    Friedrich Graf von Seckendorf, German soldier (b. 1673)
  • 1890
    King William III of the Netherlands (b. 1817)
  • 1910
    Dr H.H. Crippen, American murderer executed in England (b. 1862)
  • 1970
    Yusof bin Ishak, Singaporean politician (b. 1910)
  • 1976
    André Malraux, French author (b. 1901)
  • 1992
    Jean-François Thiriart, Belgian politician (b. 1922)
  • 1992
    Roy Acuff, American country musician (b. 1903)
  • 1994
    Art Barr, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 2001
    Mary Whitehouse, British social activist (b. 1910)
  • 2005
    Constance Cummings, American-born British actress (b. 1910)

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