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What Happened on March 23rd This Day in History

Year Name
2021 A container ship runs aground and obstructs the Suez Canal for six days.
2020 Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the United Kingdom into its first national lockdown in response to COVID-19.
2019 The Kazakh capital of Astana was renamed to Nur-Sultan.
2019 The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces capture the town of Baghuz in Eastern Syria, declaring military victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after four years of fighting, although the group maintains a scattered presence and sleeper cells across Syria and Iraq.
2018 President of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigns from the presidency amid a mass corruption scandal before certain impeachment by the opposition-majority Congress of Peru.
2010 The Affordable Care Act becomes law in the United States.
2009 FedEx Express Flight 80: A McDonnell Douglas MD-11 flying from Guangzhou, China crashes at Tokyo's Narita International Airport, killing both the captain and the co-pilot.
2008 Official opening of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India
2003 Battle of Nasiriyah, first major conflict during the invasion of Iraq.
2001 The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.
1999 Gunmen assassinate Paraguay's Vice President Luis María Argaña.
1996 Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.
1994 At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martínez.
1994 A United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 aircraft collides with a USAF C-130 at Pope Air Force Base and then crashes, killing 24 United States Army soldiers on the ground. This later became known as the Green Ramp disaster.
1994 Aeroflot Flight 593 crashed into the Kuznetsk Alatau mountain, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia, killing 75.
1991 The Revolutionary United Front, with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia, invades Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow Joseph Saidu Momoh, sparking the 11-year Sierra Leone Civil War.
1988 Angolan and Cuban forces defeat South Africa in the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale.
1983 Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.
1982 Guatemala's government, headed by Fernando Romeo Lucas García is overthrown in a military coup by right-wing General Efraín Ríos Montt.
1980 Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans.
1978 The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line.
1977 The first of The Nixon Interviews (12 will be recorded over four weeks) is videotaped with British journalist David Frost interviewing former United States President Richard Nixon about the Watergate scandal and the Nixon tapes.
1965 NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).
1956 Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. This date is now celebrated as Republic Day in Pakistan.
1940 The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All-India Muslim League.
1939 The Hungarian air force attacks the headquarters of the Slovak air force in Spišská Nová Ves, killing 13 people and beginning the Slovak–Hungarian War.
1935 Signing of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
1933 The Reichstag passes the Enabling Act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.
1931 Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hanged for the killing of a deputy superintendent of police during the Indian independence movement.
1919 In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.
1918 First World War: On the third day of the German Spring Offensive, the 10th Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment is annihilated with many of the men becoming prisoners of war
1913 A tornado outbreak kills more than 240 people in the central United States, while an ongoing flood in the Ohio River watershed was killing 650 people.
1909 Theodore Roosevelt leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa. The trip is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society.
1905 Eleftherios Venizelos calls for Crete's union with Greece, and begins what is to be known as the Theriso revolt.
1901 Emilio Aguinaldo, only President of the First Philippine Republic, is captured at Palanan, Isabela by the forces of General Frederick Funston.
1889 The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is established by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian, British India.
1888 In England, The Football League, the world's oldest professional association football league, meets for the first time.
1885 Sino-French War: Chinese victory in the Battle of Phu Lam Tao near Hưng Hóa, northern Vietnam.
1879 War of the Pacific: The Battle of Topáter, the first battle of the war is fought between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru.
1868 The University of California is founded in Oakland, California when the Organic Act is signed into law.
1862 American Civil War: The First Battle of Kernstown, Virginia, marks the start of Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. Although a Confederate defeat, the engagement distracts Federal efforts to capture Richmond.
1857 Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City.
1848 The ship John Wickliffe arrives at Port Chalmers carrying the first Scottish settlers for Dunedin, New Zealand. Otago province is founded.
1839 A massive earthquake destroys the former capital Inwa of the Konbaung dynasty, present-day Myanmar.
1821 Greek War of Independence: Battle and fall of city of Kalamata.
1806 After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their "Corps of Discovery" begin their arduous journey home.
1801 Tsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death inside his bedroom at St. Michael's Castle.
1775 American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his speech
1568 The Peace of Longjumeau is signed, ending the second phase of the French Wars of Religion.
1540 Waltham Abbey is surrendered to King Henry VIII of England; the last religious community to be closed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
1400 The Trần dynasty of Vietnam is deposed, after one hundred and seventy-five years of rule, by Hồ Quý Ly, a court official.
Famous People Born on March 23

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Year Name
1899 Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (d. 1943)
1975 Burak Gürpınar, Turkish drummer
1993 Kyle Lovett, Australian rugby league player
1984 Ryan Araña, Filipino basketball player
1895 Dane Rudhyar, French-American astrologer, author and composer (d. 1985)
1981 Giuseppe Sculli, Italian footballer
1699 John Bartram, American botanist and explorer (d. 1777)
1996 Joel Kiviranta, Finnish ice hockey player
1935 Barry Cryer, English comedian, actor and screenwriter (d. 2022)
1826 Ludwig Minkus, Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1917)
Famous People Deaths On March 23

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Date Name
1606 Justus Lipsius, Flemish philologist and scholar (b. 1547)
1361 Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster, English politician, Lord High Steward of England (b. 1310)
1103 Eudes I, duke of Burgundy (b. 1058)
1999 Luis María Argaña, Paraguayan judge and politician, Vice President of Paraguay (b. 1932)
2021 George Segal, American actor (b. 1934)
1991 Margaret Atwood Judson, American historian and author (b. 1899)
1992 Friedrich Hayek, Austrian-German economist, philosopher, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
1960 Franklin Pierce Adams, American journalist and author (b. 1881)
1990 John Dexter, English director and producer (b. 1925)
2003 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-English flute player and journalist (b. 1926)