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What Happened on October 23rd This Day in History

Year Name
2015 The lowest sea-level pressure in the Western Hemisphere, and the highest reliably-measured non-tornadic sustained winds, are recorded in Hurricane Patricia, which strikes Mexico hours later, killing at least 13 and causing over $280 million in damages.
2012 After 38 years, the world's first teletext service (BBC's Ceefax) ceases broadcast due to Northern Ireland completing the digital switchover.
2011 A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
2011 The Libyan National Transition Council deems the Libyan Civil War over.
2007 A storm causes the Mexican Kab 101 oil platform to collide with a wellhead, leading to the death and drowning of 22 people during rescue operations after evacuation of the platform.
2004 A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata Prefecture in northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
2002 Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
1998 Israel and the Palestinian Authority sign the Wye River Memorandum.
1995 Yolanda Saldívar is found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of popular Latin singer Selena.
1993 The Troubles: A Provisional IRA bomb prematurely detonates in Belfast, killing the bomber and nine civilians.
1991 Signing of the Paris Peace Accords which ends the Cambodian-Vietnamese War.
1989 The Hungarian Republic officially replaces the communist Hungarian People's Republic.
1989 Bankruptcy of Wärtsilä Marine; the biggest bankruptcy in the Nordic countries up until then.
1983 Lebanese Civil War: The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut is hit by a truck bomb, killing 241 U.S. military personnel. A French army barracks in Lebanon is also hit that same morning, killing 58 troops.
1982 A gunfight breaks out between police officers and members of a religious cult in Arizona. The shootout leaves two cultists dead and dozens of cultists and police officers injured.
1973 Watergate scandal: President Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations.
1972 Vietnam War: Operation Linebacker, a US bombing campaign against North Vietnam in response to its Easter Offensive, ends after five months.
1970 Gary Gabelich sets a land speed record in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas.
1965 Vietnam War: The 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), in conjunction with South Vietnamese forces, launches an operation seeking to destroy Communist forces during the siege of Plei Me.
1958 Canada's Springhill mining disaster kills seventy-five miners, while ninety-nine others are rescued.
1956 Secret police shoot several anti-communist protesters, igniting the Hungarian Revolution.
1955 Prime Minister Ngô Đình Diỿm defeats former emperor Bảo Đại in a referendum and founds the Republic of Vietnam.
1955 The people of the Saar region vote in a referendum to unite with Germany instead of France.
1944 World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf begins.
1942 World War II: British Empire forces commence the Second Battle of El Alamein to destroy the German and Italian armies in Egypt.
1942 All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard American Airlines Flight 28 are killed when it collides with a USAAF bomber near Palm Springs, California.
1942 World War II: The Battle for Henderson Field begins on Guadalcanal.
1939 The Japanese Mitsubishi G4M twin-engine "Betty" Bomber makes its maiden flight.
1912 First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo between the Serbian and Ottoman armies begins.
1911 The Italo-Turkish War sees the first use of an airplane in combat when an Italian pilot makes a reconnaissance flight.
1906 Alberto Santos-Dumont flies an airplane in the first heavier-than-air flight in Europe.
1870 Franco-Prussian War: The Siege of Metz concludes with a decisive Prussian victory.
1864 American Civil War: The Battle of Westport is the last significant engagement west of the Mississippi River.
1850 The first National Women's Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts.
1812 A French general begins a conspiracy to overthrow Napoleon, claiming that the Emperor died in Russia.
1739 The War of Jenkins' Ear begins when Prime Minister Walpole reluctantly declares war on Spain.
1707 The First Parliament of Great Britain convenes.
1642 The Battle of Edgehill is the first major battle of the English Civil War.
1641 Irish Catholic gentry from Ulster attempt to seize control of Dublin Castle, the seat of English rule in Ireland, so as to force concessions.
1295 The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France against England is signed in Paris.
1157 The Battle of Grathe Heath ends a civil war in Denmark.
1086 Spanish Reconquista: At the Battle of Sagrajas, the Almoravids defeats the Castilians, but are unable to take advantage of their victory.
501 The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theoderic, absolves Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.
425 Valentinian III is elevated as Roman emperor at the age of six.
42 BC Liberators' civil war: Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat Brutus's army. Brutus commits suicide.
Famous People Born on October 23

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Year Name
1980 Mate BiliĿ, Croatian footballer
1920 Vern Stephens, American baseball player (d. 1968)
1964 Eddy Cue, American computer scientist and businessman
1954 Ang Lee, Taiwanese-American director, producer, and screenwriter
1988 Jordan Crawford, American basketball player
1938 Alan G`ilzean, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2018)
1835 Adlai Stevenson I, American lawyer and politician, 23rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1914)
1964 Anabell López, Cuban singer
1970 Grant Imahara, American television presenter and engineer
1941 Colin Milburn, English cricketer (d. 1990)
Famous People Deaths On October 23

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Date Name
2014 Joan Quigley, American astrologer and author (b. 1927)
2015 Leon Bibb, American-Canadian singer (b. 1922)
1953 Adrien de Noailles, French son of Jules Charles Victurnien de Noailles (b. 1869)
2013 Niall Donohue, Irish hurler (b. 1990)
2014 John Bramlett, American football player (b. 1941)
2007 Lim Goh Tong, Malaysian-Chinese businessman (b. 1918)
2011 Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1987)
2014 Tullio Regge, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1931)
2018 Todd Reid, Australian tennis player (b. 1984)
2012 Wilhelm Brasse, Polish photographer (b. 1917)