On this Day in History, October 23

If you are eager to learn what happened on October 23 in history, maybe because it’s a special day to commemorate your wedding anniversary or birthday, it’s normal to be curious about the many historic events that happened on this day.

Here are some of them:

  • 1091 – Tornado struck the heart of London, killing two and demolishing the wooden London Bridge.
  • 1814 – The 1st plastic surgery was performed in England.
  • 1915 – Approximately 25,000 women demanded the right to vote with a march in New York City.
  • 1942 – The British began a major offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein, Egypt, during World War II.
  • 1944 –  The Battle of Leyte Gulf began, during World War II.
  • 1946 – The United Nations General Assembly gathered in New York for the first time.
  • 1956 – Hungarian citizens began an uprising against Soviet occupation.
  • 1971 – The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and  Communist China seat.
  • 1973 – American President, Richard M. Nixon, agreed to turn over the subpoenaed tapes concerning the Watergate affair.
  • 1978 – The four decades of hostility between China and Japan formally ended when they exchanged treaty ratifications.
  • 1980 – The resignation of Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin was announced.
  • 1981 – The US national debt hit $1 trillion
  • 1983 – Two bombs exploded before the U.S. and French Barracks, killing approximately 300 people.
  • 1983Suicide terrorist truck bomb killed 243 US personnel in Beirut.
  • 1985 – U.S. President Reagan arrived in New York to address the U.N. General Assembly.
  • 1987France performed a nuclear test at Mururoa atoll.
  • 1989Hungary proclaimed itself as a republic & declared an end to communist rule.
  • 1995 –  U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin agreed to a joint peacekeeping effort in the war-torn Bosnia.
  • 1998 – Swatch announced the internet time system.
  • 2001 – Apple announced the first iPod Player.

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