About October 23

October 23, 2021 is the 296th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 69 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 101 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 23

  • 42 BC
    Roman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi – Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat Brutus’s army. Brutus commits suicide.
  • 425
    Valentinian III is elevated as Roman Emperor, at the age of 6.
  • 502
    The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theodoric the Great, discharges Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.
  • 1157
    The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country.
  • 1295
    The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France against England is signed in Paris.
  • 1642
    Battle of Edgehill: First major battle of the First English Civil War.
  • 1850
    The first National Women’s Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Westport – Union forces under General Samuel R. Curtis defeat Confederate troops led by General Sterling Price at Westport, near Kansas City.
  • 1867
    72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.
  • 1911
    First use of aircraft in war: An Italian pilot takes off from Libya to observe Turkish army lines during the Turco-Italian War.
  • 1941
    Walt Disney’s animated film Dumbo is released.
  • 1941
    World War II: Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov takes command of Red Army operations to prevent the further advance into Russia of German forces and to prevent the Wehrmacht from capturing Moscow.
  • 1942
    All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger (“Thanks for the Memory”, “Love in Bloom”, “Blue Hawaii”).
  • 1944
    World War II: The Soviet Red Army enters Hungary.
  • 1958
    The Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarves, later popularized in a Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon series, appear for the first time in the story La flute à six schtroumpfs, a Johan and Peewit adventure by Peyo which is serialized in the weekly comics magazine Spirou.
  • 1973
    A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria.
  • 1992
    Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil.
  • 2001
    Apple announces the iPod.
  • 2002
    Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
  • 2004
    A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.

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