October 23 in History
What happened on October 23 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on october 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 october 23 in history.
The world’s oldest teletext service, BBC’s Ceefax, ceases operation.
The Libyan National Transition Council declares the Libyan civil war over.
An earthquake in Japan kills 35, injures 2,200, and leaves 85,000 homeless or displaced.
Chechen terrorists take 700 theater-goers hostage at the House of Culture theater in Moscow.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a “land for peace” agreement.
The Hungarian Republic replaces the communist Hungarian People’s Republic.
A truck filled with explosives, driven by a Muslim terrorist, crashes into the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. The bomb kills 237 Marines and injures 80. Almost simultaneously, a similar incident occurs at French military headquarters, where 58 die and 15 are injured.
A U.N. sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur war between Israel and Syria.
In Paris, an agreement is signed providing for West German sovereignty and permitting West Germany to rearm and enter NATO and the Western European Union.
The Nobel Prize for Medicine is awarded to Ukranian-born microbiologist Selmart A. Waksman for his discovery of an effective treatment of tuberculosis.
The Western Task Force, destined for North Africa, departs from Hampton Roads, Virginia.
The first transcontinental air service begins from New York to Los Angeles.
President Woodrow Wilson feels satisfied that the Germans are accepting his armistice terms and agrees to transmit their request for an armistice to the Allies. The Germans have agreed to suspend submarine warfare, cease inhumane practices such as the use of poison gas, and withdraw troops back into Germany.
President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C. for all military-related cases.
Virginia emancipates slaves who fought for independence during the Revolutionary War.
The first Parliament of Great Britain meets.
American colonial forces led by Sir William Phips, fail in their attempt to seize Quebec.
A rebellion takes place in Ireland. Catholics, under Phelim O’Neill, rise against the Protestants and massacre men, women and children to the number of 40,000 (some say 100,000).