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, 1,637,625,600 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 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
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.
The Second war of Kappel results in the dissolution of the Protestant alliance in Switzerland.
The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
Life magazine is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success.
French Navy fire in Hai Phong, Viet Nam, kills 6,000 civilians.
The BBC broadcasts the first ever episode of Doctor Who (starring William Hartnell) which is the world’s longest running science fiction drama.
Representatives of the People’s Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time.
In Dublin, Ireland, Provisional Irish Republican Army member Thomas McMahon is sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Lord Mountbatten.
Rose Revolution: the Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.
The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, the largest religious building in Georgia, is consecrated.
Who were born on November 23?
Jean de Dunois, French soldier (d. 1468)
John Wallis, English mathematician (d. 1703)
Stephanos Skouloudis, Greek banker and diplomat (d. 1928)
Paula Raymond, American actress (d. 2003)
Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philosopher (d. 2011)
Vladislav Volkov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1971)
David Nolan, American political activist (d. 2010)
Lisa Arch, American actress
Juventud Guerrera, Mexican professional wrestler
Nicole Polizzi, Chilean-born American reality television personality
Who died on November 23?
Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1446)
Friedrich Graf von Seckendorf, German soldier (b. 1673)
Dr H.H. Crippen, American murderer executed in England (b. 1862)
Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
Yusof bin Ishak, Singaporean politician (b. 1910)
Marie Wilson, American actress (b. 1916)
Roald Dahl, British author (b. 1916)
Klaus Kinski, German actor (b. 1926)
O.C. Smith, American singer (b. 1932)
Pat Walsh, New Zealand rugby union footballer (b. 1936)
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