Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Clarence House confirms that Prince William and Catherine Middleton are to be married at Westminster Abbey on Friday 29 April 2011. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11818049
North KoreashellsYeonpyeong Island
, prompting a military response by South Korea. The incident caused an escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula and prompted widespread international condemnation. The United Nations
declared it to be one of the most serious incidents since the end of the Korean War
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Human rights activists and opposition politicians in Russia's southern republic of Ingushetia say that the predominantly Muslim region is now in a state of civil war. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7743551.stm
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Sunday, November 23, 2003
Saturday, November 23, 2002
In the Netherlands, Volkert van der Graaf confessed to the murder of Pim Fortuyn. He said he acted alone and did it to protect vulnerable groups in society.
Following riots and killings in Nigeria, Miss World contest organizers leave and reconvene in London
Wednesday, November 23, 1988
Former Korean president Chun Doo Hwan publicly apologizes for corruption during his presidency, announcing he will go into exile.
Saturday, November 23, 1985
Monday, November 23, 1981
Sunday, November 23, 1980
Italy Earthquake of 1980: a magnitude 7 earthquake in southern Italy kills approximately 4,800 people and leaves 300,000 homeless.
Friday, November 23, 1979
Tuesday, November 23, 1971
During a severe thunderstorm over Washington, a man calling himself D. B. Cooper parachutes from the Northwest Orient Airlines plane he hijacked, with US$200,000 in ransom money, and is never seen again (as of March 2008, this case remains the only unsolved skyjacking in history).
The People's Republic of China takes the Republic of China's seat on the United Nations Security Council (see China and the United Nations).
Monday, November 23, 1970
ndash The Guinean army repels the landing attempts.
Tuesday, November 23, 1965
Soviet general Mikhail Kazakov assumes command of the Warsaw Pact.
Friday, November 23, 1962
Sunday, November 23, 1958
The radio version of "Have Gun - Will Travel
" premieres. It is one of the last dramas to go on the air on commercial radio. Only some NPR stations will broadcast radio dramas in years to come.
Friday, November 23, 1956
Tuesday, November 23, 1954
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises 3.27 points, or 0.86%, closing at an all-time high of 382.74. More significantly, this is the first time the Dow has surpassed its 1929 peak level reached just before that year's crash.
Tuesday, November 23, 1943
The Deutsche Opernhaus on Bismarckstraße in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg is destroyed. It is rebuilt in 1961 and called the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Monday, November 23, 1942
WWII: A German U-boat sinks the SS "Ben Lomond" off the coast of Brazil. One crewman, Chinese second steward Poon Lim
, is separated from the others and spends 130 days adrift until he is rescued on April 3
Monday, November 23, 1936
Saturday, November 23, 1935
Jacques and Thérèse Tréfouël, Daniel Bovet and Federico Nitti, in the laboratory of Ernest Fourneau at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, discover that sulfanilamide is the active component of Prontosil.J. et T. Tréfouël, F. Nitti et D. Bovet, Activité du "p"-aminophénylsulfamide sur l’infection streptococcique expérimentale de la souris et du lapin, "C. R. Soc. Biol.", "'120"', 23 november 1935, p. 756
Friday, November 23, 1934
An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, which lays well within Ethiopian territory. This encounter leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
Friday, November 23, 1923
Friday, November 23, 1917
Thursday, November 23, 1916
WWI ndash Eastern Front: Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is occupied by troops of the Central Powers.
Tuesday, November 23, 1915
Monday, November 23, 1914
Monday, November 23, 1903
Sunday, November 23, 1890
In West Point, New York, the United States Navy defeats the United States Army 24–0 in the first Army–Navy Game.
November ndash Scotland Yard, headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, moves to a building on London's Victoria Embankment, as the New Scotland Yard.
Saturday, November 23, 1889
Thursday, November 23, 1876
Tuesday, November 23, 1869
In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper ship "Cutty Sark" is launched (it is one of the last clippers built, and the only one to survive into the 21st century).ref name=Pocket On This Day/
Saturday, November 23, 1867
Monday, November 23, 1863
Wednesday, November 23, 1808
Swedish troops evacuate Finland. Tsar Alexander I of Russia proclaims Finland a part of Russia.
Tuesday, November 23, 1723
The Province of Carolina incorporates New Bern as Newbern (the town later becomes the capital of North Carolina).
Tuesday, November 23, 1700
Tuesday, November 23, 1688
A group of 1,500 Old Believers immolate themselves to avoid capture when troops of the tsar lay siege to their monastery on Lake Onega.
Monday, November 23, 1654
French mathematician, scientist, and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal
experiences an intense mystical vision that marks him for life.
Wednesday, November 23, 1644
Saturday, November 23, 1619
Wednesday, November 13, 1521 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, November 14, 1499 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, November 14, 1450 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, November 14, 1407 (Julianian calendar)
David Holbache founds Oswestry School, the first independent school in Wales.
Rudolfo Belenzani leads a revolt against Bishop Georg von Liechtenstein in Trento
The Ming Dynasty of China under the Yongle Emperor invades and conquers Vietnam, renaming the area Annam, after abandoning its support for reestablishing the Trần Dynasty over the Hồ dynasty. The new regime will be ousted in 1428.
The Duke of Orleans is assassinated war breaks out again between the Burgundians
and his followers.
Tuesday, November 16, 1227 (Julianian calendar)
According to Russian chronicles, Novgorod attacks Finland with devastating results.
Henry III of England declares himself of age and assumes power.
Tuesday, November 16, 1165 (Julianian calendar)
gains city and market privileges.
The town of Pistoia
obtains the appellation of imperio fidelissima from Frederick I
as faithful of the emperor.