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, 24,664,320 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 ‘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

  • 1248
    Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.
  • 1510
    First campaign of Ottoman Empire against Kingdom of Imereti (modern western Georgia). Ottoman armies sack its capital Kutaisi and burn Gelati Monastery.
  • 1644
    John Milton publishes Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship.
  • 1980
    A series of earthquakes in southern Italy kills approximately 3,000 people.
  • 1981
    Iran-Contra Affair: Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 is hijacked, then crashes into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros after running out of fuel, killing 125.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1859
    Billy the Kid, American outlaw (d. 1881)
  • 1909
    Nigel Tranter, British historian and writer (d. 2000)
  • 1946
    Bobby Rush, American politician
  • 1960
    Robin Roberts, American television reporter
  • 1963
    Mamoru Takuma, Japanese convicted mass murderer and rapist (d. 2004)
  • 1974
    Jamie Sharper, American football player
  • 1982
    Colby Armstrong, Canadian ice-hockey player
  • 1984
    Amruta Khanvilkar, Indian actress
  • 1987
    Nicklas Bäckström, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Nicole Polizzi, Chilean-born American reality television personality

Who died on November 23?

  • 1902
    Walter Reed, American bacteriologist (b. 1851)
  • 1934
    Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)
  • 1972
    Marie Wilson, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 1983
    Juhan Muks, Estonian artist (b. 1899)
  • 1983
    Waheed Murad, Pakistani actor (b. 1938)
  • 1994
    Art Barr, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 1996
    Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photojournalist (b. 1943)
  • 2001
    Mary Whitehouse, British social activist (b. 1910)
  • 2006
    Philippe Noiret, French actor (b. 1930)
  • 2006
    Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922)

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