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