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What Happened on October 23rd This Day in History

Year Name
4004 James Ussher's proposed creation date of the world according to the Bible.
2022 Xi Jinping is elected as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party by the Central Committee, beginning a third term of the paramount leader of China.
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.
2011 A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
2011 The Libyan National Transitional 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 Second Chechen War: Chechen separatist terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
2001 Apple Computer releases the iPod.
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.
1989 An explosion at the Houston Chemical Complex in Pasadena, Texas, which registered a 3.5 on the Richter magnitude scale, kills 23 and injures 314.
1983 Lebanese Civil War: The U.S. Marines Corps 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.
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 the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, 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 Diệm 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 West Germany instead of France.
1944 World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf begins.
1942 World War II: Allied forces commence the Second Battle of El Alamein, which proves to be the key turning point in the North African campaign.
1942 All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard American Airlines Flight 28 are killed when it collides with a U.S. Army Air Force bomber near Palm Springs, California.
1942 World War II: The Battle for Henderson Field begins on Guadalcanal.
1941 The Holocaust: Nazi Germany prohibits Jews from emigrating, including in its occupied territories.
1940 Adolf Hitler and Francisco Franco meet at Hendaye to discuss the possibility of Spain entering the Second World War.
1927 The Imatra Cinema was destroyed in a fire in Tampere, Finland, during showing the 1924 film Wages of Virtue; 21 people died in the fire and almost 30 were injured.
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.
1864 American Civil War: The Battle of Westport is the last significant engagement west of the Mississippi River, ending in a Union victory.
1850 The first National Women's Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts.
1812 General Claude François de Malet begins a conspiracy to overthrow Napoleon, claiming that the Emperor died in the Russian campaign.
1707 The First Parliament of the Kingdom of Great Britain convenes.
1666 The most intense tornado on record in English history, an F4 storm on the Fujita scale or T8 on the TORRO scale, strikes the county of Lincolnshire, with winds of more than 213 miles per hour (343 km/h).
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 the Danish Civil War.
1086 Spanish Reconquista: At the Battle of Sagrajas, the Almoravids defeats the Castilians, but are unable to take advantage of their victory.
502 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 Liberators' civil war: Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat an army under Brutus in the second part of the Battle of Philippi, with Brutus committing suicide and ending the civil war.
Famous People Born on October 23

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Year Name
1941 Colin Milburn, English cricketer (d. 1990)
1832 Johan Gabriel Ståhlberg, Finnish priest and father of K. J. Ståhlberg, the first President of Finland (d. 1873)
1984 Meghan McCain, American journalist and author
1982 Kristjan Kangur, Estonian basketball player
1979 Prabhas, Telugu film actor
1911 Jack Keller, American hurdler (d. 1978)
1983 Goldie Harvey, Nigerian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1945 Maggi Hambling, English sculptor and painter
1888 Onésime Gagnon, Canadian scholar and politician, 20th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1961)
1981 Lee Ki-woo, South Korean actor
Famous People Deaths On October 23

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Date Name
2000 Yokozuna, American wrestler (b. 1966)
2011 Herbert A. Hauptman, American chemist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
1942 Ralph Rainger, American pianist and composer (b. 1901)
2005 William Hootkins, American actor (b. 1948)
1953 Adrien de Noailles, French son of Jules Charles Victurnien de Noailles (b. 1869)
1157 Sweyn III, Danish king (b. c. 1125)
1550 Tiedemann Giese, Polish bishop (b. 1480)
1893 Alexander of Battenberg (b. 1857)
2004 Robert Merrill, American actor and singer (b. 1919)
1935 Charles Demuth, American painter and educator (b. 1883)