On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 2016

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • United Nations Security Council adopts a landmark resolution demanding a halt to all Israeli settlement in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967. Resolution 2334 was moved by New Zealand, Malaysia, Senegal and Venezuela and passed 14-0 with a US abstention .

Famous Deaths

  • Piers J Sellers, English astronaut and climate scientist, dies of cancer at 61