On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 1983 Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 243 US personnel in Beirut
  • 1984 STS 51-A launch vehicle moves to launch pad

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1986 Artist Keith Haring commissioned to paint a mural on the Berlin wall by Checkpoint Charlie Museum 300 metres long

Artist & Social Activist Keith Haring
Artist & Social Activist
Keith Haring
  • 1987 Dutch government gives Fokker's Aircraft Ÿ212 million credit
  • 1987 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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 assists 2 women to commit suicide

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1992 Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil

Emperor of Japan Akihito
Emperor of Japan
Akihito
  • 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

AgreementAgreement of Interest

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.
  • 2006 "The Black Parade" 3rd studio album by My Chemical Romance is released
  • 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
  • 2018 Microplastics found in human stools for the first time by Austrian scientists

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2018 World's longest sea-crossing bridge, the Hong Kong Macau Zhuhai bridge at 55km, opened by Chinese President Xi Jinping

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping

MurderMurder of Interest

2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejects Saudi claim journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed accidentally, says it was premeditated murder

Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President of Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
  • 2018 World's oldest intact shipwreck, ancient Greek vessel 2,400 years old, found at bottom of the Black Sea by archaeologists
  • 2018 European Commission rejects Italy's budget, first country to be rejected
  • 2019 Google research lab claims it has achieved Quantum Supremacy, performing calculation in 3 mins that wold take a supercomputer 10,000 years
  • 2019 Hong Kong legislative scraps extradition bill that sparked months of unrest
  • 2019 Lorry containing 39 bodies of Vietnamese nationals found in Essex, England, man arrested for people smuggling and murder

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