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

Events in History

Events 101 - 133 of 133

  • 1980 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
  • 1980 National Black Independent Party forms
  • 1982 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB & mated for STS-6
  • 1982 FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads
  • 1983 Soyuz T-9 lands
  • 1983 USSR leave weapon disarmament talks
  • 1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984 Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45
  • 1985 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijack Egyptair jet in Malta
  • 1985 Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China
  • 1988 France performs nuclear test
  • 1989 Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines
  • 1989 Xenophobia Zolotas sworn in as premier of Greece
  • 1991 Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS the day before he dies
  • 1991 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Lorrie Nichols
  • 1992 10,000,000 cellular telephone sold
  • 1996 The Republic of Angola officially joins the World Trade Organization.
  • 1998 Agreement between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his rival, prince Norodom Ranariddh.
  • 2001 Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2003 Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2005 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.

Africa's First Elected Female Head of State Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Africa's First Elected Female Head of State
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
  • 2007 MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands.
  • 2008 Economists at the University of Hawaii report that the state entered recession in the previous quarter based on the drop in tourist figures and growing unemployment, with 8,800 jobs expected to be cut in 2009
  • 2009 The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
  • 2010 The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.
  • 2011 Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.
  • 2012 JR Tokai unveil a maglev LO train prototype capable of travelling up to 500km per hour
  • 2014 An adviser to the Kenyan president says the slaughter of 28 people on a bus by the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab is intended to create a religious war in the country
  • 2014 A magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes central Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Republicans condemn US President Obama's use of executive powers to force through immigration reform

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2014 Mass protests in Mexico by relatives of 43 missing Mexican students, who the authorities say were murdered by a drugs gang
  • 2014 Magnus Carlsen defends his World Chess Championship title after defeating Vishy Anand
  • 2015 President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia bans female genital mutilation

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