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  • Belmont, South Africa
    Thursday Nov 23, 1899

    Second Boer War

    Battle of Belmont

    Belmont, South Africa
    Thursday Nov 23, 1899

    The Battle of Belmont was an engagement of the Second Boer War on 23 November 1899, where the British under Lord Methuen assaulted a Boer position on Belmont kopje. Methuen's three brigades were on their way to raise the Boer siege of Kimberley. A Boer force of about 2,000 men had entrenched on the range of Belmont kopje to delay their advance. Methuen sent the Guards Brigade on a night march to outflank the Boers, but due to faulty maps the Grenadier Guards found themselves in front of the Boer position instead.




  • Ningxia, China
    Thursday Nov 23, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    Establishing The Ningxia Revolutionary Military Government

    Ningxia, China
    Thursday Nov 23, 1911

    The Ningxia Revolutionary Military Government was established on 23 November. Some of the revolutionaries involved included Huang Yue and Xiang Shen, who gathered New Army forces at Qinzhou.




  • Cairo, Egypt
    Tuesday Nov 23, 1943

    World War II

    Cairo Conference

    Cairo, Egypt
    Tuesday Nov 23, 1943

    In November 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill met with Chiang Kai-shek in Cairo, from 22 to 26 November.




  • Haiphong, Vietnam
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    First Indochina War

    The French fleet began a naval bombardment of the Vietnamese sections of Haiphong

    Haiphong, Vietnam
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    On November 23, 1946, the French fleet began a naval bombardment of the Vietnamese sections of Haiphong that killed over 6,000 Vietnamese civilians in one afternoon. The Việt Minh quickly agreed to a cease-fire and left the cities. This is known as the Haiphong incident.




  • Japan
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    Thanksgiving

    Labor Thanksgiving Day

    Japan
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    Labor Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in Japan. It takes place annually on November 23. The law establishing the holiday, which was adopted during the American occupation after World War II, cites it as an occasion for commemorating labor and production and giving one another thanks. It has roots in the ancient Shinto harvest ceremony (Niiname-sai).




  • Haiphong, Vietnam
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    Ho Chi Minh

    Haiphong Incident

    Haiphong, Vietnam
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    The bombardment of Haiphong by French forces at Hanoi only strengthened the belief that France had no intention of allowing an autonomous, independent state in Vietnam. The bombardment of Haiphong reportedly killed more than 6000 Vietnamese civilians. French forces marched into Hanoi, now the capital city of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 23, 1948

    The Wright brothers

    One dollar agreement

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 23, 1948

    On November 23, 1948, the executors of Orville's estate signed an agreement for the Smithsonian to purchase the Flyer for one dollar. At the insistence of the executors, the agreement also included strict conditions for display of the airplane.


  • Dvor, Croatia
    Wednesday Nov 23, 1994

    Croatian War of Independence

    NATO planes attacked a SAM site

    Dvor, Croatia
    Wednesday Nov 23, 1994

    On November 23, after a NATO reconnaissance plane was illuminated by the radar of a surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, NATO planes attacked a SAM site near Dvor with AGM-88 HARM anti-radiation missiles.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Wednesday Nov 23, 2005

    X-box

    The Xbox 360

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Wednesday Nov 23, 2005

    The Xbox 360 was released as the successor of the original Xbox in November 2005, competing with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.


  • Ankara, Turkey
    Wednesday Nov 23, 2011

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Erdoğan apologizes For The Dersim Massacre

    Ankara, Turkey
    Wednesday Nov 23, 2011

    On 23 November 2011, during a televised meeting of his party in Ankara, he apologised on behalf of the state for the Dersim massacre, where many Alevis and Zazas were killed.


  • Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Nov 23, 2012

    Black Friday

    Two people were shot outside a Wal-Mart

    Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Nov 23, 2012

    On Black Friday 2012, two people were shot outside a Wal-Mart in Tallahassee, Florida, during a dispute over a parking space.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Saturday Nov 23, 2013

    X-box

    The Xbox One

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Saturday Nov 23, 2013

    The Xbox One was released on November 22, 2013, in North America, as the successor of the Xbox 360. The Xbox One competes with Sony's PlayStation 4 and Nintendo's Wii U and Switch as part of the eighth generation of video game consoles.


  • Hoover, Alabama, U.S.
    Friday Nov 23, 2018

    Black Friday

    Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., was shot and killed

    Hoover, Alabama, U.S.
    Friday Nov 23, 2018

    At the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Alabama, Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., was shot and killed by a security guard after two people were wounded in a shooting. On Saturday, the police announced that the shooter was not Bradford, but he was involved in the shooting.


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