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.
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.
John Milton publishes Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship.
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.
An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
French Navy fire in Hai Phong, Viet Nam, kills 6,000 civilians.
Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
In Dublin, Ireland, Provisional Irish Republican Army member Thomas McMahon is sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Lord Mountbatten.
The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
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?
Jean Mabillon, French palaeographer and diplomat (d. 1707)
Theodore Dwight Weld, American abolitionist (d. 1895)
Harpo Marx, American comedian (d. 1964)
John Dehner, American actor (d. 1992)
P. K. Page, Canadian poet (d. 2010)
Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (d. 1986)
Anita Linda, Filipino actress
Robert Towne, American screenwriter and director
Glenn Brummer, American baseball player
Jonathan Seet, Canadian singer
Who died on November 23?
Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans, brother of Charles VI of France (b. 1372)
Perkin Warbeck, Flemish imposter (b. 1474)
King William III of the Netherlands (b. 1817)
Walter Reed, American bacteriologist (b. 1851)
Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, English physiologist (b. 1828)
Dr H.H. Crippen, American murderer executed in England (b. 1862)
Hack Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1900)
Marie Wilson, American actress (b. 1916)
Klaus Kinski, German actor (b. 1926)
Óscar Carmelo Sánchez, Bolivian footballer (b. 1971)
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