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What Happened on December 23rd This Day in History

Year Name
2015 A bomb explodes at Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen Airport, killing one airport cleaner. The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks claim responsibility for the attack four days later.
2008 A coup d'état occurs in Guinea hours after the death of President Lansana Conté.
2007 An agreement is made for the Kingdom of Nepal to be abolished and the country to become a federal republic with the Prime Minister becoming head of state.
2005 An Antonov An-140, Azerbaijan Airlines Flight 217 from Baku, Azerbaijan, to Aktau, Kazakhstan, heading across the Caspian Sea, crashes, killing 23 people.
2003 An explosion at the PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field in Kai County, Chongqing, China, kills at least 234.
2002 A U.S. MQ-1 Predator is shot down by an Iraqi MiG-25 in the first combat engagement between a drone and conventional aircraft.
1990 History of Slovenia: In a referendum, 88.5% of Slovenia's overall electorate vote for independence from Yugoslavia.
1986 Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California becoming the first aircraft to fly non-stop around the world without aerial or ground refueling.
1984 After experiencing an engine fire, Aeroflot Flight 3519 attempts to make an emergency landing at Krasnoyarsk International Airport but crashes, killing 110 of the 111 people on board.
1979 Soviet–Afghan War: Soviet Union forces occupy Kabul, the Afghan capital.
1978 Alitalia Flight 4128 crashes into the Tyrrhenian Sea while on approach to Falcone Borsellino Airport in Palermo, Italy, killing 108.
1972 The Immaculate Reception is caught by Franco Harris to win the Pittsburgh Steelers their first ever playoff victory, after defeating the Oakland Raiders.
1972 A 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes the Nicaraguan capital of Managua killing more than 10,000.
1972 The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued after 73 days, surviving by cannibalism.
1970 The North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York, New York is topped out at 417 metres (1,368 ft), making it the tallest building in the world.
1970 The Democratic Republic of the Congo officially becomes a one-party state.
1968 The 82 sailors from the USS Pueblo are released after eleven months of internment in North Korea.
1960 Hilkka Saarinen née Pylkkänen is murdered in the so-called the "oven homicide" case in Krootila, Kokemäki, Finland.
1955 The first film adaptation of Väinö Linna's novel The Unknown Soldier, directed by Edvin Laine, premieres.[5]
1954 First successful kidney transplant is performed by J. Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray.
1950 General Walton Walker dies in a jeep accident and is replaced by General Matthew Ridgway in the Eighth United States Army.
1948 Seven Japanese military and political leaders convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East are executed by Allied occupation authorities at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, Japan.
1947 The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.
1941 World War II: After 15 days of fighting, the Imperial Japanese Army occupies Wake Island.
1936 Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1936 Spanish Civil War: The Spanish Republic legalizes the Regional Defence Council of Aragon.
1919 Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 becomes law in the United Kingdom.
1916 World War I: Battle of Magdhaba: Allied forces defeat Turkish forces in the Sinai Peninsula.
1914 World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt.
1914 World War I: During the Battle of Sarikamish, Ottoman forces mistook one another for Russian troops. The following friendly fire incident leave 2,000 Ottomans dead and many more wounded.
1913 The Federal Reserve Act is signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, creating the Federal Reserve System.
1893 The opera Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed.
1876 First day of the Constantinople Conference which resulted in agreement for political reforms in the Balkans.
1815 The novel Emma by Jane Austen is first published.
1793 The Battle of Savenay: A decisive defeat of the royalist counter-revolutionaries in War in the Vendée during the French Revolution.
1783 George Washington resigns as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.
1688 As part of the Glorious Revolution, King James II of England flees from England to Paris, France after being deposed in favor of his son-in-law and nephew, William of Orange and his daughter Mary.
1598 Arauco War: Governor of Chile Martín García Óñez de Loyola is killed in the Battle of Curalaba by Mapuches led by Pelantaru.
962 The Sack of Aleppo as part of the Arab–Byzantine wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops storm the city of Aleppo.
583 Maya queen Yohl Ik'nal is crowned ruler of Palenque.
558 Chlothar I is crowned King of the Franks.
484 The Arian Vandal Kingdom ceases its persecution of Nicene Christianity.
Famous People Born on December 23

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Year Name
1918 Helmut Schmidt, German soldier, economist, and politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany (d. 2015)
1921 Guy Beaulne, Canadian actor and director (d. 2001)
1690 Pamheiba, Indian emperor (d. 1751)
1923 Onofre Marimón, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1954)
1980 Cody Ross, American baseball player
1970 Catriona LeMay Doan, Canadian speed skater and sportscaster
1958 Joan Severance, American actress
1977 Alge Crumpler, American football player
1948 Jim Ferguson, American guitarist, composer, and journalist
1805 Joseph Smith, American religious leader, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement (d. 1844)
Famous People Deaths On December 23

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Date Name
1961 Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, American author (b. 1875)
1983 Colin Middleton, Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1910)
1761 Alastair Ruadh MacDonnell, Scottish spy (b. 1725)
1392 Isabella of Castile, duchess of York (b. 1355)
2001 Bola Ige, Nigerian lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Oyo State (b. 1930)
2020 Leslie West, American singer and guitarist (b. 1945)
1946 John A. Sampson, American gynecologist and academic (b. 1873)
2015 Alfred G. Gilman, American pharmacologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1941)
1970 Charles Ruggles, American actor (b. 1886)
1906 Mdungazwe Ngungunyane Nxumalo, last emperor of the Gaza Empire (b. c.1850)