About November 23

November 23, 2024 is the 328th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 38 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 67 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 23

  • 534 BC
    Thespis of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to portray a character onstage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1889
    The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
  • 1910
    Johan Alfred Ander becomes the last person to be executed in Sweden.
  • 1914
    Mexican Revolution: The last of U.S. forces withdraw from Veracruz, occupied seven months earlier in response to the Tampico Affair.
  • 1940
    World War II: Romania becomes a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers.
  • 1943
    World War II: Tarawa and Makin atolls fall to American forces.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    French Navy fire in Hai Phong, Viet Nam, kills 6,000 civilians.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Rose Revolution: the Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.
  • 2005
    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
  • 2011
    Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.

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