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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 38 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 10, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,293,760 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 70 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 3,259 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.
  • 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.
  • 1644
    John Milton publishes Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    French Navy fire in Hai Phong, Viet Nam, kills 6,000 civilians.
  • 1976
    Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
  • 1979
    In Dublin, Ireland, Provisional Irish Republican Army member Thomas McMahon is sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Lord Mountbatten.
  • 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?

  • 1632
    Jean Mabillon, French palaeographer and diplomat (d. 1707)
  • 1803
    Theodore Dwight Weld, American abolitionist (d. 1895)
  • 1888
    Harpo Marx, American comedian (d. 1964)
  • 1915
    John Dehner, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1916
    P. K. Page, Canadian poet (d. 2010)
  • 1923
    Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (d. 1986)
  • 1924
    Anita Linda, Filipino actress
  • 1934
    Robert Towne, American screenwriter and director
  • 1954
    Glenn Brummer, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Jonathan Seet, Canadian singer

Who died on November 23?

  • 1407
    Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans, brother of Charles VI of France (b. 1372)
  • 1499
    Perkin Warbeck, Flemish imposter (b. 1474)
  • 1890
    King William III of the Netherlands (b. 1817)
  • 1902
    Walter Reed, American bacteriologist (b. 1851)
  • 1905
    Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, English physiologist (b. 1828)
  • 1910
    Dr H.H. Crippen, American murderer executed in England (b. 1862)
  • 1948
    Hack Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1900)
  • 1972
    Marie Wilson, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 1991
    Klaus Kinski, German actor (b. 1926)
  • 2007
    Óscar Carmelo Sánchez, Bolivian footballer (b. 1971)

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