About November 23

November 23, 2021 is the 327th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 38 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Sagittarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 70 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 23

  • 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.
  • 1510
    First campaign of Ottoman Empire against Kingdom of Imereti (modern western Georgia). Ottoman armies sack its capital Kutaisi and burn Gelati Monastery.
  • 1531
    The Second war of Kappel results in the dissolution of the Protestant alliance in Switzerland.
  • 1644
    John Milton publishes Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship.
  • 1808
    French and Poles defeat the Spanish at battle of Tudela
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1910
    Johan Alfred Ander becomes the last person to be executed in Sweden.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    Life magazine is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success.
  • 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.
  • 1955
    The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to Australia.
  • 1959
    General Charles de Gaulle, President of France, declares in a speech in Strasbourg his vision for a “Europe, ”from the Atlantic to the Urals.\"
  • 1963
    The BBC broadcasts the first ever episode of Doctor Who (starring William Hartnell) which is the world’s longest running science fiction drama.
  • 1971
    Representatives of the People’s Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time.
  • 1985
    Gunmen hijack EgyptAir Flight 648 while en route from Athens to Cairo. When the plane lands in Malta, Egyptian commandos storm the aircraft, but 60 people die in the raid.
  • 1993
    Rachel Whiteread wins both the £20,000 Turner Prize award for best British modern artist and the £40,000 K Foundation art award for the worst artist of the year.
  • 2001
    The Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2006
    A series of bombing 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.
  • 2010
    The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.

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