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What Happened on November 23rd This Day in History

Year Name
2019 The last Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia, Imam, dies, making the species officially extinct in the country.
2018 Founders of Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana issue an apology following a series of offensive advertisements on social media promoting a fashion show in Shanghai, China, which was canceled.
2015 Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle became the first rocket to successfully fly to space and then return to Earth for a controlled, vertical landing.
2011 Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.
2010 Bombardment of Yeonpyeong: North Korean artillery attack kills two civilians and two marines on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea.
2009 The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Philippines; 58 opponents of Andal Ampatuan Jr. are kidnapped and killed.
2007 MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sinks in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands. There are no fatalities.
2006 A series of bombings 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.
2005 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country.
2004 The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, the largest religious building in Georgia, is consecrated.
2003 Rose Revolution: Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.
2001 The Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
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.
1992 The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, is introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
1991 Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury announces in a statement that he is HIV-positive. He dies the following day.
1985 Gunmen hijack EgyptAir Flight 648 en route from Athens to Cairo. When the plane lands in Malta, Egyptian commandos storm the aircraft, but 60 people die in the raid.
1981 Iran–Contra affair: Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1980 The 6.9 Mw  Irpinia earthquake shakes southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 2,483–4,900, and injuring 7,700–8,934.
1978 Cyclone kills about 1,000 people in eastern Sri Lanka.
1978 The Geneva Frequency Plan of 1975 goes into effect, realigning many of Europe's longwave and mediumwave broadcasting frequencies.
1976 Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
1974 Sixty Ethiopian politicians, aristocrats, military officers, and other persons are executed by the provisional military government.
1972 The Soviet Union makes its final attempt at launching the N1 rocket.
1971 Representatives of the People's Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time.
1963 The BBC broadcasts An Unearthly Child (starring William Hartnell), the first episode of the first story from the first series of Doctor Who, which is now the world's longest running science fiction drama.
1959 French President Charles de Gaulle declares in a speech in Strasbourg his vision for "Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals".
1955 The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to that of Australia.
1946 French naval bombardment of Hai Phong, Vietnam, kills thousands of civilians.
1944 World War II: The Lotta Svärd Movement is disbanded under the terms of the armistice treaty in Finland after the Continuation War.
1943 World War II: The Deutsche Opernhaus on Bismarckstraße in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg is destroyed. It will eventually be rebuilt in 1961 and be called the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
1943 World War II: Tarawa and Makin atolls fall to American forces.
1940 World War II: Romania becomes a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis powers.
1939 World War II: HMS Rawalpindi is sunk by the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau.
1934 An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
1924 Edwin Hubble's discovery, that the Andromeda "nebula" is actually another island galaxy far outside our own Milky Way, is first published in The New York Times.
1921 Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, signs Willis–Campbell Act, into law, prohibiting doctors from prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes.
1914 Mexican Revolution: The last of U.S. forces withdraw from Veracruz, occupied seven months earlier in response to the Tampico Affair.
1910 Johan Alfred Ander becomes the last person to be executed in Sweden.
1890 King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to succeed him.
1876 Corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Magear Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain.
1867 The Manchester Martyrs are hanged in Manchester, England, for killing a police officer while freeing two Irish Republican Brotherhood members from custody.
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.
1808 French and Poles defeat the Spanish at Battle of Tudela.
1733 The start of the 1733 slave insurrection on St. John in what was then the Danish West Indies.
1644 John Milton publishes Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship.
1531 The Second War of Kappel results in the dissolution of the Protestant alliance in Switzerland.
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.
1248 Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.
534 Thespis of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to portray a character on stage.
Famous People Born on November 23

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Year Name
1926 Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philosopher (d. 2011)
1878 Frank Pick, English lawyer and businessman (d. 1941)
1965 Jennifer Michael Hecht, American historian, author, and poet
1980 Ishmael Beah, Sierra Leonean child soldier and American author
1963 Gwynne Shotwell, American businesswoman, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX
870 Alexander, Byzantine emperor (d. 913)
1945 Tony Pond, English racing driver (d. 2002)
1977 Adam Eaton, American baseball player
1978 Tommy Marth, American saxophonist (d. 2012)
1926 R. L. Burnside, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
Famous People Deaths On November 23

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Date Name
947 Berthold, Duke of Bavaria (b. 900)
1896 Ichiyō Higuchi, Japanese writer (b. 1872)
2005 Constance Cummings, American-English actress (b. 1910)
2002 Roberto Matta, Chilean-Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1911)
1844 Thomas Henderson, Scottish astronomer (b. 1798)
1464 Blessed Margaret of Savoy (b. 1390)
1804 Richard Graves, English minister and author (b. 1715)
1807 Jean-François Rewbell, French lawyer and politician (b. 1747)
1984 Leonard Baker, American historian and author (b. 1931)
2000 Brian Rawlinson, English actor and playwright (b. 1931)