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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1910
    Johan Alfred Ander becomes the last person to be executed in Sweden.
  • 1940
    World War II: Romania becomes a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.
  • 1943
    World War II: Tarawa and Makin atolls fall to American forces.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Rose Revolution: the Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.

Who were born on November 23?

  • 1883
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (d. 1949)
  • 1943
    David Nolan, American political activist (d. 2010)
  • 1945
    Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer
  • 1949
    Alan Paul, one of the founding members of the vocal group The Manhattan Transfer
  • 1961
    Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author
  • 1970
    Oded Fehr, Israeli actor
  • 1971
    Vin Baker, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Saku Koivu, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Myriam Boileau, Canadian diver
  • 1986
    Gia Johnson, British fashion model

Who died on November 23?

  • 1783
    Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (b. 1714)
  • 1890
    King William III of the Netherlands (b. 1817)
  • 1934
    Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)
  • 1974
    Cornelius Ryan, Irish-born author (b. 1920)
  • 1976
    André Malraux, French author (b. 1901)
  • 1983
    Waheed Murad, Pakistani actor (b. 1938)
  • 1996
    Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photojournalist (b. 1943)
  • 2001
    Mary Whitehouse, British social activist (b. 1910)
  • 2002
    Roberto Matta, Chilean painter (b. 1911)
  • 2007
    Joe Kennedy, American baseball player (b. 1979)

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