What happened this day in history November 23

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 2022 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, 2022 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,669,161,600 seconds 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 60 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 3,624 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 23 Historical Events

  • 1808
    French and Poles defeat the Spanish at battle of Tudela
  • 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.
  • 1876
    Corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Magear Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain.
  • 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.
  • 1914
    Mexican Revolution: The last of U.S. forces withdraw from Veracruz, occupied seven months earlier in response to the Tampico Affair.
  • 1971
    Representatives of the People’s Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country.

Who were born on November 23?

  • 1820
    Isaac Todhunter, British mathematician (d. 1884)
  • 1855
    Stevan Sremac, Serbian writer
  • 1860
    Hjalmar Branting, Swedish diplomat; Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1925)
  • 1864
    Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (d. 1936)
  • 1889
    Nelly’s, Greek photographer (d. 1998)
  • 1923
    Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (d. 1986)
  • 1969
    Jonathan Seet, Canadian singer
  • 1970
    Zoë Ball, British television and radio presenter
  • 1972
    Alf-Inge Haaland, Norwegian footballer
  • 1988
    Saab Magalona, Filipina actress

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)
  • 1905
    Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, English physiologist (b. 1828)
  • 1937
    George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (b. 1858)
  • 1972
    Marie Wilson, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 1979
    Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 1990
    Roald Dahl, British author (b. 1916)
  • 2005
    Frank Gatski, American football player (b. 1919)
  • 2010
    Ingrid Pitt, Polish-born British actress (b. 1937)

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