December 23 in History – What happened on 23 December in Past

✅ Published on December 23rd, 2019 in December in History

23 December - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on December 23, the day number in a year is 357 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 358. December 23 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

December 23 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
962Byzantine–Arab Wars-Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city of Aleppo.
1672Astronomer Giovanni Cassini discovered Saturn's satellite Rhea.
1690The philosopher John Flemsteed saw the planet Uranus and considered it a star and named it \ 34 Tory \.
1728The Treaty of Berlin was signed by the Persian Emperor Karel Saha.
1793French Revolution-The Royalist counterrevolutionary army was decisively defeated in the Battle of Savinay, although fighting continued in the War in the Vendée for years afterward.
1797Scotland geologist Charles Lyle was born. He was the first to lay the foundation of the scientific principles of geology.
1823A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, was first published anonymously. Authorship was later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore.
1824Chief Pushmatama of the Chikkatu nation died in Washington.
1834Joseph Hansum patented the passenger horse carriage \safety Cab\.
1841First Anglo-Afghan War: In a meeting with Afghan General Akbar Khan, British diplomat Sir William Hay McNaughton was shot dead.
1844American presidential election 1844: James K. Polk defeated Henry Clay.
1876The Great Powers convened the Constantinople Conference to discuss political reforms both in Bosnia and in the Ottoman territories with a majority Bulgarian population.
1876The first constitution of Turkey was declared.
1888During a bout of mental illness, Dutch painter Vincent van Goghstalked his friend French painter Paul Gauguin with a razor, and then afterwards cut off the lower part of his own left ear and gave it to a prostitute.
1902Chaudhary Charan Singh, the 5th Prime Minister of India, was born in Noorpur Uttar Pradesh.
1913U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act, establishing a central banking system of the United States, the Federal Reserve.
1916First World War-Allied forces gained a strategic victory in the Battle of Magadha, located in the Sinai Peninsula.
1921Visva-Bharati University was inaugurated.
1922BBC Radio daily newspaper started.
1926Arya Samaj campaigner and scholar Swami Shraddhanand was killed.
1932Artificial rubber was first created by an English scientist named Mill.
1936The Inter-American Conference ended in order to maintain peace.
1938A South African fisherman discovered the first living specimen of coelacanth, long believed to be extinct.
1947The transistor was first performed at Bell Laboratories.
1954Drs. Joseph Murray and J. Hartwell Harrison performed the first successful kidney transplant.
1954The first successful kidney transplant occurred between two survivors in Boston.
1957Ian Craig of Australia became the youngest Test cricket captain in history.
1958The Tokyo Tower the tallest self-supporting steel structure in the world at 332.5 metres (1,091 ft), opened.
1968The first rocket of the meteorological country, Maneka, was successfully launched.
1972In one of the most famous plays in the history of Americanfootball, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris made theImmaculate Reception of a pass by quarterback Terry Bradshaw near theend of a playoff game.
1972The two-hour earthquake in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, devastated life and killed about ten thousand people.
1987Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, serving a life sentence for attempted assassination of President Gerald R Ford escapes from Alderson Prison.
1990"Lettice and Lovage" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 284 performances.
1990About 88% of the population in Slovenia voted to secede fromthe Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
2000Calcutta, the capital of West Bengal, was officially renamed Kolkata.
20049th Prime Minister of India Narasimha Rao passed away.
2008Noted storyteller Govind Mishra was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award 2008 in Hindi for the incarceration of his novel Fog.
2010A male Algerian is fined by a court in Nice for insulting the French national flag; this was the first such penalty ever to be administered.
2010A monsoonal trough brought torrential rain to Queensland,causing massive flooding that killed 38 people and caused A$2.38 billionin damage.
2011The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip enters the hospital to treat a blocked coronary artery.
2011North Korea states is will accept all South Korean delegations who wish to pay their respects to the late leader Kim Jong-il.
2012Volcanic activity alerts are issued in Chile and Argentina, in areas near the Copahue volcano, after it started to spew ash.
2012The launch of a space satellite into space by North Korea is disputed by South Korean defense ministry, who claim it was a disguised test of a 10,000 km range missile.
2013Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle bearing his name, dies at his home in the city of Izhevsk at the age of 94.
2014Sony Pictures will release its controversial comedy, 'The Interview', about an attempted assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un; the film was canceled after hacking attacks and threats, but Sony now seeks a wide audience for the movie.
2014The Dow Jones Industrial Average sets a record at 18,024.17; the Dow has taken less than six months to climb from a value of 17,000 points.

Famous Birthdays of December 23 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1713Maruyama Gondazaemon / Wrestler / Japan
1942Quentin Bryce / Politician / Australia
1975Lady Starlight / Writer / United States of America
1987Thomas Bourgin / Motorcycle Racer / France
1732Richard Arkwright / Business Man / United Kingdom
1918José Greco / Dancer / United States of America
1902Norman Maclean / Author / United States of America
1980Cody Ross / Baseball Player / United States of America
1889Mehr Chand Mahajan / Lawyer / India
1822Wilhelm Bauer / Engineer / Germany
1974Mieszko Talarczyk / Singer / Sweden
1911James Gregory / Actor / United States of America
1981Yuriorkis Gamboa / Boxer / Cuba
1967Tim Fountain / Author / United Kingdom
1977Jari Mäenpää / Writer / Finland
1941Tim Hardin / Writer / United States of America
1971Masayoshi Yamazaki / Singer / Japan
1885Pierre Brissaud / Painter / France
1912Woodrow Borah / Historian / United States of America
1963Donna Tartt / Author / United States of America
1845Dr. Rash Behari Ghosh / Lawyer / India
1963Ante Zelck / Business Man / Germany
1977Alge Crumpler / Footballer / United States of America
1967Otis Grant / Boxer / Canada
1976Dimitris Mavrogenidis / Footballer / Greece
1854Henry B. Guppy / Author / United Kingdom
1982Thomas Rohregger / Cyclist / Austria
1758Nathan Wilson / Politician / United States of America
1958Joan Severance / Actress / United States of America
1971Jo Johnson / Journalist / United Kingdom

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