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

Events in History

Events 101 - 135 of 135

  • 1977 Panamanians vote 2:1 to approve new Canal treaties
  • 1977 Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces that 34-billion-year-old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, had been discovered
  • 1978 China & Japan formally ends 4 decades of dissension
  • 1979 Billy Martin is involved in a barroom altercation with Joseph Cooper, a Minn marshmallow salesman. Cooper requires 15 stitches
  • 1980 Soviet PM Nikolai Tichonov succeeds Alexei Kosygin, due to illness
  • 1981 US national debt hits $1 trillion
  • 1983 13th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:00
  • 1983 400,000 demonstrate in Brussels, against cruise missile
  • 1983 Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 243 US personnel in Beirut
  • 1984 STS 51-A launch vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 1987 Dutch government gives Fokker's Aircraft Ÿ212 million credit
  • 1987 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1987 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1988 Robert Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by US Senate
  • 1989 Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record with a 97-yard TD pass
  • 1989 Hungary proclaims itself a republic & declares communist rule ended
  • 1989 US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) returns from space
  • 1989 William Nicholson's "Shadowlands" premieres in London
  • 1990 Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages
  • 1991 Clarence Thomas sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice
  • 1991 Dr Jack Kevorkian's suicide machine kills 2 women
  • 1992 Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil.
  • 1993 Seven people killed by IRA bomb attack in Belfast
  • 1993 Paramilitia kills 22 demonstrators at Bijbihara in Indian-controlled Kashmir
  • 1997 At 6:11 AM San Francisco experiences a power blackout due to sabotage
  • 1997 Dow Jones drops 186.88 pts

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1998 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a "land for peace" agreement.

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • 2001 The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks
  • 2001 Apple releases the iPod
  • 2002 Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen rebels seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
  • 2004 A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
  • 2009 The United Nations "Rotterdam Rules" convention regulating international maritime carriage of goods is ratified with its twentieth signature.
  • 2009 The UK markets had contracted by 0.4% in the third quarter against what was expected to be a period of growth, as a result of unexpectedly poor performance by the service sector
  • 2011 A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
  • 2012 12 people are killed and 40 are injured in a hospital fire in Tainan, Taiwan

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Deaths in History

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