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  • Jiangxi, China
    Monday Oct 23, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    Jiujiang Uprising

    Jiangxi, China
    Monday Oct 23, 1911

    On 23 October, Lin Sen, Jiang Qun, Cai Hui and other members of the Tongmenghui in the province of Jiangxi plotted a revolt of New Army units. After they achieved victory, they announced their independence. The Jiujiang Military Government was then established.




  • Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Wednesday Oct 23, 1940

    Pelé

    Birth

    Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Wednesday Oct 23, 1940

    Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in 23 October 1940, in Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil.




  • Hendaye, France
    Wednesday Oct 23, 1940

    Francisco Franco

    Meeting with Hitler

    Hendaye, France
    Wednesday Oct 23, 1940

    On 23 October 1940, Hitler and Franco met in Hendaye in France to discuss the possibility of Spain's entry on the side of the Axis. Franco's demands, including supplies of food and fuel, as well as Spanish control of Gibraltar and French North Africa, proved too much for Hitler.




  • El Alamein, Egypt
    Friday Oct 23, 1942

    Adolf Hitler

    Second battle of El Alamein

    El Alamein, Egypt
    Friday Oct 23, 1942

    In late 1942, German forces were defeated in the second battle of El Alamein, thwarting Hitler's plans to seize the Suez Canal and the Middle East.




  • El Alamein, Egypt
    Friday Oct 23, 1942

    World War II

    Second Battle of El Alamein

    El Alamein, Egypt
    Friday Oct 23, 1942

    The Allies commenced an attack of their own in Egypt, dislodging the Axis forces and beginning a drive west across Libya. The Second Battle of El Alamein took place near the Egyptian railway halt of El Alamein, the battle lasted from 23 October to 11 November 1942.




  • Leyte Gulf, Philippines
    Monday Oct 23, 1944

    World War II

    Battle of Leyte Gulf

    Leyte Gulf, Philippines
    Monday Oct 23, 1944

    Allied naval forces scored huge victory in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, one of the biggest naval battles in history. The battle lasted 23 to 26 October 1944. This was the first battle in which Japanese aircraft carried out organized kamikaze attacks, and the last naval battle between battleships in history.




  • Vietnam
    Sunday Oct 23, 1955

    Vietnam War

    Referendum on the future of the State of Vietnam

    Vietnam
    Sunday Oct 23, 1955

    In a referendum on the future of the State of Vietnam on 23 October 1955, Diệm rigged the poll supervised by his brother Ngô Đình Nhu and was credited with 98.2 percent of the vote, including 133% in Saigon. His American advisors had recommended a more modest winning margin of "60 to 70 percent." Diệm, however, viewed the election as a test of authority.


  • Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 23, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Technical University Students Staged a demonstration

    Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 23, 1956

    Technical University students staged a demonstration on 23 October that set off a chain of events leading directly to the revolution.


  • Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 23, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Protesters Convened Next To The Statue of József Bem

    Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 23, 1956

    On the afternoon of 23 October 1956, approximately 20,400 protesters convened next to the statue of József Bem—a national hero of Poland and Hungary.


  • Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 23, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    The Incident at Radio Budapest building

    Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 23, 1956

    A large crowd gathered at the Radio Budapest building, which was heavily guarded by the ÁVH. The flash point was reached as a delegation attempting to broadcast their demands was detained and the crowd grew increasingly unruly as rumours spread that the protesters had been shot. Tear gas was thrown from the upper windows and the ÁVH opened fire on the crowd, killing many. The ÁVH tried to re-supply itself by hiding arms inside an ambulance, but the crowd detected the ruse and intercepted it. Hungarian soldiers sent to relieve the ÁVH hesitated and then, tearing the red stars from their caps, sided with the crowd. Provoked by the ÁVH attack, protesters reacted violently. Police cars were set ablaze, guns were seized from military depots and distributed to the masses and symbols of the Communist regime were vandalised.


  • Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 23, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Ernő Gerő Requested Soviet Military Intervention

    Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 23, 1956

    During the night of 23 October, Hungarian Working People's Party Secretary Ernő Gerő requested Soviet military intervention "to suppress a demonstration that was reaching an ever greater and unprecedented scale". The Soviet leadership had formulated contingency plans for intervention in Hungary several months before.


  • Lebanon
    Sunday Oct 23, 1983

    Ronald Reagan

    Lebanese Civil War

    Lebanon
    Sunday Oct 23, 1983

    With the approval of Congress, Reagan sent forces to Lebanon in 1983 to reduce the threat of the Lebanese Civil War. The American peacekeeping forces in Beirut, a part of a multinational force during the Lebanese Civil War, were attacked on October 23, 1983.


  • Stupni Do, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Saturday Oct 23, 1993

    Bosnian War

    Stupni Do Massacre

    Stupni Do, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Saturday Oct 23, 1993

    On 23 October, 37 Bosniaks were killed by the HVO in the Stupni Do massacre.


  • Hong Kong
    Thursday Oct 23, 1997

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    Interest rates raised

    Hong Kong
    Thursday Oct 23, 1997

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority then promised to protect the currency. On 23 October 1997, it raised overnight interest rates from 8% to 23%, and at one point to '280%'.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 23, 2001

    Apple Inc.

    iPod

    U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 23, 2001

    On October 23 2001, Apple debuted the iPod portable digital audio player.


  • Beijing, China
    Thursday Oct 23, 2014

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Session in China

    Beijing, China
    Thursday Oct 23, 2014

    Alongside other American technology figures like Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook, Zuckerberg hosted visiting Chinese politician Lu Wei, known as the "Internet czar" for his influence in the enforcement of China's online policy, at Facebook's headquarters on December 8, 2014. The meeting occurred after Zuckerberg participated in a Q&A session at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, on October 23, 2014, where he attempted to converse in Mandarin Chinese; although Facebook is banned in China, Zuckerberg is highly regarded among the people and was at the university to help fuel the nation's burgeoning entrepreneur sector.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Oct 23, 2014

    Uber

    "Asshole culture" of Uber

    U.S.
    Thursday Oct 23, 2014

    On October 22, 2014, an article by Sarah Lacy in PandoDaily was published where she sharply criticized the "asshole culture" of Uber and said she intended to delete the app from her phone.


  • Beijing, China
    Thursday Oct 23, 2014

    Facebook, Inc.

    Zuckerberg Participated In a Q&A Session at Tsinghua University

    Beijing, China
    Thursday Oct 23, 2014

    Zuckerberg participated in a Q&A session at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, on October 23, where he attempted to converse in Mandarin.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 23, 2018

    Kobe Bryant

    The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

    U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 23, 2018

    On October 23, 2018, Bryant's book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, with photographs and afterword by Andrew D. Bernstein, an introduction by Phil Jackson, and a foreword by Pau Gasol, was published by MCD / Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. The book looks back on his career with photos and his reflections.


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