On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1920

Historical Events


TurkeyEnd of the Ottoman Empire

Turkish Grand National Assembly 1st meets in Ankara, under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution

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The last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI, departs his palace in Istanbul after the abolition of the monarchy
The last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI, departs his palace in Istanbul after the abolition of the monarchy
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Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Yarrow, British businessman, CEO (Clydesdale Bank), born in Frensham, Surrey
  • Louis Barron, American composer (electronic music), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1989)
1920 Highlights

About April 23, 1920

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus