On This Day in History for March 23 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 147 of 147

  • 1971 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1971 Dutch 2nd Chamber accept simplified divorce

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1972 Evel Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • 1972 NY Yanks agree to continue playing ball in the Bronx
  • 1973 After a 5½ year run soap "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" ends
  • 1973 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1976 International Bill of Rights goes into effect (35 nations ratifying)
  • 1978 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1980 France performs nuclear test
  • 1980 Shah of Iran arrives in Egypt
  • 1981 US Supreme Court upholds law making statutory rape a crime only for men
  • 1981 US Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions
  • 1982 Guatemala military coup under gen Rios Montt, president Romeo Lucas flees
  • 1984 Andrea Schone skates ladies world record 3 km (4:20.91)
  • 1984 Ice Pairs Championship at Ottawa won by Underhill & Paul Martini (CAN)
  • 1985 Space Shuttle Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-D mission
  • 1985 Julian Lennon's 1st concert (San Antonio Texas)
  • 1985 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1987 Soap "Bold & Beautiful" premieres
  • 1987 US offers military protection to Kuwaiti ships in the Persian Gulf
  • 1987 West Germany SPD chairman Willy Brandt resigns
  • 1989 2 Utah scientists claim they have produced fusion at room temperature
  • 1989 Joel Steinberg sentenced to 25 yrs for killing his adopted daughter
  • 1990 Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound & pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill
  • 1991 20 Tornadoes kill 5 in Tennessee
  • 1993 Belgian government of Dehaene, resigns
  • 1994 Amy Fisher's lover Joey Buttafuoco is released from jail after 4 months & 9 days

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1994 Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for NY governor

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1994 Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia (74-75 killed)
  • 1994 Richard Jacobs buys naming rights to Indians new ball park at Gateway for $13.8 million (renamed Jacobs Field)
  • 1995 Dollar equals 88.41 yen (record)
  • 1996 Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.
  • 1997 Wrestlemania XIII in Chicago, Undertaker beats Psycho Sid for title
  • 1997 wins Standard Register PING
  • 1999 Gunmen assassinate Paraguay's Vice President Luis María Argaña.
  • 2001 The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.
  • 2003 In Nasiriyah, Iraq, 11 soldiers of the 507th Maintenance Company as well as 18 U.S. Marines are killed during the first major conflict of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • 2004 Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India.
  • 2005 The United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, refuses to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.
  • 2005 A major explosion at the Texas City Refinery kills 15 workers.
  • 2006 The Federal Reserve discontinues publishing M3 money supply.
  • 2007 Burnley Tunnel catastrophe occurs in Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2007 Iranian Navy seize Royal Navy personnel in Iraqi waters.
  • 2012 African Union suspends Mali's membership following a coup
  • 2013 20 people are killed and 200 are injured by a tornado in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh
  • 2013 The US Senate approves its first budget in four years by a margin of 50–49

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2016 GPR investigation of Shakespeare's tomb at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford concludes the Bard's skull probably has been stolen

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 102 of 102

  • 1990 Eugenie OF, Princess of York/daughter of prince Andrew/Sarah Ferguson
  • 1999 Prince Beltran of Bulgaria

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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