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 328th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 38 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 10, 2020 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,606,089,600 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 ‘trihectaicosaoctagon’ 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 81 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 2,894 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 23 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1531
    The Second war of Kappel results in the dissolution of the Protestant alliance in Switzerland.
  • 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.
  • 1955
    The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to Australia.
  • 1996
    Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 is hijacked, then crashes into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros after running out of fuel, killing 125.
  • 2001
    The Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2006
    A series of bombing kills at least 215 people and injures 257 others in Sadr City, making it the second deadliest sectarian attack since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003.
  • 2010
    The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.
  • 2011
    Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.

Who were born on November 23?

  • 1936
    Robert Barnard, British mystery writer
  • 1946
    Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer
  • 1950
    Maik Galakos, Greek footballer
  • 1953
    Rick Bayless, American chef and restaurateur
  • 1967
    Salli Richardson, American actress
  • 1970
    Karsten Mueller, German chess grandmaster and author
  • 1974
    Jamie Sharper, American football player
  • 1976
    Kohei Suwama, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1977
    Adam Eaton, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Lucas Grabeel, American actor and singer

Who died on November 23?

  • 1407
    Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans, brother of Charles VI of France (b. 1372)
  • 1958
    Johnston McCulley, American writer (b. 1883)
  • 1973
    Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor (b. 1889)
  • 1976
    André Malraux, French author (b. 1901)
  • 1990
    Bo Díaz, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1953)
  • 1990
    Roald Dahl, British author (b. 1916)
  • 1995
    Louis Malle, French film director (b. 1932)
  • 2006
    Alexander Litvinenko, Russian spy (b. 1962)
  • 2007
    Joe Kennedy, American baseball player (b. 1979)
  • 2007
    Pat Walsh, New Zealand rugby union footballer (b. 1936)

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