November 23 in History
What happened on November 23 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on november 23 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on november 23 in history.
Yemeni President Ali Abullah Saleh signs a deal to to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity; the agreement came after 11 months of protests.
In the second-deadliest day of sectarian violence in Iraq since the beginning of the 2003 war, 215 people are killed and nearly 260 injured by bombs in Sadr City.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf elected president of Liberia; she is the first woman to lead an African nation.
The first Smartphone, IBM Simon, introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The first all-woman expedition to South Pole sets off from Antarctica on the part of a 70-day trip; the group includes 12 Russians, 3 Americans and 1 Japanese.
US Pres. Ronald Reagan signs top secret directive giving the CIA authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
In Europe’s biggest earthquake since 1915, 3,000 people are killed in Italy.
Four men hijack an American plane, with 87 passengers, from Miami to Cuba.
North Korea signs 10-year aid pact with Peking.
Wartime meat and butter rationing ends in the United States.
U.S. Marines declare the island of Tarawa secure.
The film Casablanca premieres in New York City.
U.S. troops move into Dutch Guiana to guard the bauxite mines.
The United States abandons the American embassy in Madrid, Spain, which is engulfed by civil war.
The United States and Great Britain agree on a 5-5-3 naval ratio, with both countries allowed to build five million tons of naval ships while Japan can only build three. Japan will denounce the treaty.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt recalls the American ambassador from Havana, Cuba, and urges stability in the island nation.
President Warren G. Harding signs the Willis Campell Act, better known as the anti-beer bill. It forbids doctors to prescribe beer or liquor for medicinal purposes.
The Wright brothers form a million-dollar corporation for the commercial manufacture of their airplanes.
Russo-German talks break down because of Russia’s insistence to consult France.
Italian tenor Enrico Caruso makes his American debut in a Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Union forces win the Battle of Orchard Knob, Tennessee.
The Battle of Chattanooga, one of the most decisive battles of the American Civil War, begins (also in Tennessee).
John Hancock is elected president of the Continental Congress for the second time.
The city of Seville, Spain, surrenders to Ferdinand III of Castile after a two-year siege.