On This Day

Historical Events on November 23 (Part 2)

  • 2020 AstraZeneca is the third drugmaker to report an effective vaccine for COVID-19 (62% or 90% effective depending on how it is given) and easy-to make and distribute
  • 2020 Charli D'Amelio becomes the first person to hit 100 million followers on TikTok
  • 2020 China launches Chang’e-5 mission to the Moon from Wenchang space site, Hainan Island, to collect lunar rock and soil samples

Historic Event

2020 US President-elect Joe Biden introduces his new cabinet including Alejandro Mayorkas 1st Latino head of homeland security, Avril Haines 1st female director of national intelligence

Historic Event

2021 Manuscript of early workings of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity "one of the most important scientific documents of the 20th century" sells at auction for $13 million [1]

  • 2021 At least 45 people are killed when a bus crashes and catches fire, near Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2021 NASA launches its DART Mission, to test technology to prevent future impact on earth by hazardous asteroid, by deliberately crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid (in a real life echo of the movie Armageddon) [1]
  • 2021 Egypt reopens its 3000 year old Avenue of the Sphinxes in Luxor with a grand ceremony [1]