Today in History

What happened on the 23rd of October in history?

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  • 1679
    Meal Tub Plot against James II of England.
  • 1790
    Slaves revolt in Haiti (later suppressed).
  • 1864
    Union Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeats Conf Gen. Stirling Price
  • 1910
    Blanche Scott became 1st woman solo a public airplane flight
  • 1915
    25 000 women marched in NYC demanding the right to vote
  • 1941
    Walt Disney's "Dumbo" is released
  • 1942
    During WW II Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein Egypt
  • 1946
    UN Gen Assembly convenes in NY for 1st time in Flushing Meadow.
  • 1956
    1st video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast
  • 1956
    Revolt against Stalinist policies began in Hungary
  • 1958
    Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak wins Nobel Prize for Literature
  • 1973
    President Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings
  • 1975
    Islander Glenn Resch's 5th shut-out opponent - Flyers 3-0
  • 1977
    By 2/3 majority Panamanians vote to approve the new Canal treaties
  • 1980
    Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin resigns due to illness.
  • 1983
    241 US Marines & sailors die in a terrorist suicide attack in Beriut