What Happened on October 23

Significant Events

  • 42 BC Roman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi - Brutus's army is decisively defeated by Mark Antony and Octavian. Brutus commits suicide.
  • 1942 During WW II, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt
  • 1977 Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces discovery of a 3.4-billion year old one-celled fossil, the earliest life form
  • 1981 US national debt hits $1 trillion
  • 2001 The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks
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Did You Know?

Tornado (possible T8/F4) strikes the heart of London killing two and demolishing the wooden London Bridge

On October 23, 1091

Famous Weddings

  • 1918 Actor Charlie Chaplin (29) weds Mildred Harris (17)
  • 1943 55th UK Prime Minister David Lloyd George (80) weds second wife Frances Stevenson
  • 1996 American caricaturist Al Hirshfeld (93) weds Louise Kerz
  • 2010 Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India
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