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  • Abbasid Caliphate (now Iran)
    Monday Mar 23, 0893

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    893 Ardabil Earthquake

    Abbasid Caliphate (now Iran)
    Monday Mar 23, 0893

    Several earthquake catalogues and historical sources describe the 893 Ardabil earthquake as a destructive earthquake that struck the city of Ardabil, Iran, on 23 March 893. The magnitude is unknown, but the death toll was reported to be very large. The USGS, in their "List of Earthquakes with 50,000 or More Deaths", give an estimate that 150,000 were killed, which would make it the ninth deadliest earthquake in history.




  • Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Mar 23, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Collect Evidence and Witnesses

    Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Mar 23, 1868

    On the first day, Johnson's defense committee asked for 40 days to collect evidence and witnesses since the prosecution had had a longer amount of time to do so, but only 10 days were granted. The proceedings began on March 23.




  • U.S.
    Monday Mar 23, 1903

    The Wright brothers

    Flying Machine

    U.S.
    Monday Mar 23, 1903

    On March 23, 1903, the Wrights applied for their famous patent for a "Flying Machine", based on their successful 1902 glider.




  • Yeleninskoye, Russian Empire
    Tuesday Mar 23, 1915

    Vasily Zaitsev

    Birth

    Yeleninskoye, Russian Empire
    Tuesday Mar 23, 1915

    Zaytsev was born in Yeleninskoye, Orenburg Governorate in a peasant family of Russian ethnicity and grew up in the Ural Mountains, where he learned marksmanship by hunting deer and wolves with his grandfather and older brother.




  • Germany
    Thursday Mar 23, 1933

    Adolf Hitler

    Reichstag assembled under turbulent circumstances

    Germany
    Thursday Mar 23, 1933

    On 23 March 1933, the Reichstag assembled at the Kroll Opera House under turbulent circumstances. Ranks of SA men served as guards inside the building, while large groups outside opposing the proposed legislation shouted slogans and threats towards the arriving members of parliament.




  • Mạo Khê, Vietnam
    Friday Mar 23, 1951

    First Indochina War

    Giáp tried again

    Mạo Khê, Vietnam
    Friday Mar 23, 1951

    On March 23, Giáp tried again, launching an attack against Mạo Khê, 20 miles (32 km) north of Haiphong. The 316th Division, composed of 11,000 men, with the partly rebuilt 308th and 312th Divisions in reserve, went forward and were beaten in bitter hand-to-hand fighting against French troops. Giap withdrew, having lost around 500 troops (by Việt Minh estimation) to over 3,000 (by French estimation) dead and wounded by March 28.




  • South Korea
    Friday Mar 23, 1951

    Korean War

    Operation Courageous

    South Korea
    Friday Mar 23, 1951

    Operation Courageous was a military operation performed by the United Nations Command (UN) during the Korean War designed to trap large numbers of Chinese People's Volunteer Army (PVA) and Korean People's Army (KPA) troops between the Han and Imjin Rivers north of Seoul, opposite the Republic of Korea Army (ROK) I Corps. The intent of Operation Courageous was for US I Corps, which was composed of the US 25th and 3rd Infantry Divisions and the ROK 1st Infantry Division, to advance quickly on the PVA/KPA forces and reach the Imjin River with all possible speed.


  • South Korea
    Friday Mar 23, 1951

    Korean War

    Operation Tomahawk

    South Korea
    Friday Mar 23, 1951

    Operation Tomahawk was an airborne military operation by the 187th Regimental Combat Team (187th RCT) on 23 March 1951 at Munsan-ni as part of Operation Courageous in the Korean War. Operation Courageous was designed to trap large numbers of Chinese People's Volunteer Army (PVA) and Korean People's Army (KPA) forces between the Han and Imjin Rivers north of Seoul, opposite the Republic of Korea Army (ROK) I Corps. The intent of Operation Courageous was for US I Corps, which was composed of the US 25th and 3rd Infantry Divisions and the ROK 1st Division, to advance quickly on the PVA/KPA positions and reach the Imjin River with all possible speed.


  • Algeria
    Saturday Mar 23, 1957

    Algerian War

    A meeting between Massu, Trinquier, Fossy-Francois and Aussaresses

    Algeria
    Saturday Mar 23, 1957

    On 23 March following a meeting between Massu, Trinquier, Fossy-Francois and Aussaresses to discuss what was to be done with Ali Boumendjel, Aussaresses went to the prison where Boumendjel was being held and ordered that he be transferred to another building, in the process he was thrown from a 6th floor skybridge to his death.


  • Kosovo
    Thursday Mar 23, 1989

    Kosovo War

    the Assembly of Kosovo voted to accept the proposed amendments although most Albanian delegates abstained

    Kosovo
    Thursday Mar 23, 1989

    On 23 March, the Assembly of Kosovo voted to accept the proposed amendments although most Albanian delegates abstained.


  • Serbia
    Thursday Mar 23, 1989

    Slobodan Milošević

    The Kosovo Assembly approved the Constitutional Amendments

    Serbia
    Thursday Mar 23, 1989

    On 23 March 1989, the Kosovo Assembly approved the constitutional amendments.


  • Sierra Leone
    Saturday Mar 23, 1991

    United Nations

    Sierra Leone Civil War

    Sierra Leone
    Saturday Mar 23, 1991

    The UN mission in the Sierra Leone Civil War of 1991–2002 was supplemented by British Royal Marines.


  • Kosovo
    Tuesday Mar 23, 1999

    Kosovo War

    The Serbian assembly accepted the principle of autonomy for Kosovo

    Kosovo
    Tuesday Mar 23, 1999

    On 23 March, the Serbian assembly accepted the principle of autonomy for Kosovo, as well as the non-military aspects of the agreement, but rejected a NATO troop presence.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Sunday Mar 23, 2003

    Second Chechen War

    New Chechen constitution was passed in a referendum

    Chechnya, Russia
    Sunday Mar 23, 2003

    On 23 March 2003, a new Chechen constitution was passed in a referendum.


  • Piedmont, Alabama, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 23, 2006

    Desmond Doss: Hacksaw Ridge

    Death

    Piedmont, Alabama, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 23, 2006

    After being hospitalized for difficulty breathing, Doss died on March 23, 2006, at his home in Piedmont, Alabama. He was buried on April 3, 2006, in the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Frances died three years later on February 3, 2009, at the Piedmont Health Care Center in Piedmont, Alabama.


  • Piedmont, Alabama, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 23, 2006

    Desmond Doss

    Death

    Piedmont, Alabama, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 23, 2006

    After being hospitalized for difficulty breathing, Doss died on March 23, 2006, at his home in Piedmont, Alabama.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 23, 2011

    Microsoft

    Open Networking Foundation

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 23, 2011

    Microsoft is a founding member of the Open Networking Foundation started on March 23, 2011.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Mar 23, 2012

    World Bank

    Jim Yong Kim as the next president of the Bank

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Mar 23, 2012

    On 23 March 2012, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that the United States would nominate Jim Yong Kim as the next president of the Bank.


  • California,U.S.
    Friday Mar 23, 2018

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Moving To LA Galaxy

    California,U.S.
    Friday Mar 23, 2018

    On 23 March 2018, Ibrahimović signed for Major League Soccer (MLS) club LA Galaxy.


  • London, England
    Friday Mar 23, 2018

    Facebook, Inc.

    The English High Court Reaction To The Facebook–Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

    London, England
    Friday Mar 23, 2018

    Facebook customer Global Science Research sold information on over 87 million Facebook users to Cambridge Analytica, a political data analysis firm. According to The Guardian both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica threatened to sue the newspaper if it published the story. After publication, Facebook claimed that it had been "lied to". On March 23, 2018, The English High Court granted an application by the Information Commissioner's Office for a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica's London offices, ending a standoff between Facebook and the Information Commissioner over responsibility.


  • United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 23, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Tougher social distancing in England

    United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 23, 2020

    On 23 March, the Prime Minister announced tougher social distancing measures, banning gatherings of more than two people and restricting travel and outdoor activity to that deemed strictly necessary. Unlike previous measures, these restrictions were enforceable by police through the issuing of fines and the dispersal of gatherings. Most businesses were ordered to close, with "essential" exceptions including supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, hardware shops, petrol stations, and garages.


  • Iran
    Monday Mar 23, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Iran reports

    Iran
    Monday Mar 23, 2020

    Per media reports on 23 March Iran has 50 new cases every hour and one new death every ten minutes due to coronavirus. Even so, some sources like Radio Farda, which is US-backed, says Iran may be underreporting.


  • South Korea
    Monday Mar 23, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    South Korea' approach

    South Korea
    Monday Mar 23, 2020

    The South Korean society was initially polarized with President Moon Jae-in's response to the crisis. Many Koreans signed petitions either calling for the impeachment of Moon over what they claimed is the government's mishandling of the outbreak or praising his response. On 23 March, it was reported that South Korea had the lowest one-day case total in four weeks. South Korea's approach to the outbreak includes having 20,000 people tested every day for coronavirus.


  • New York, U.S.
    Monday Mar 23, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    New York cases

    New York, U.S.
    Monday Mar 23, 2020

    On 23 March, it was reported that New York City had 10,700 cases of the coronavirus, an amount that is greater than the country of South Korea.


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