What happened this day in history October 23, 2002

What are the important events that happened on October 23, 2002? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 23, 2002: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 23, 2002 is the 296th day of the year 2002 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 69 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 10, 2002 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 17,255,520 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 ‘dihectaenneacontahexagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $219.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Horse is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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October 23, 2002 Historical Events

  • 2002
    Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.

Who died on October 23, 2002?

  • 2002
    Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (b. 1915)

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