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On This Day: October 23rd

This is 296th day of the year and 69 days remain in the year.

in history
1915
25,000 women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote.
1946
The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time.
1973
President Richard Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica.
1983
A suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International airport in Lebanon killed 241 U.S. Marines and sailors.
2002
Chechen rebels seized a crowded Moscow theater, taking hundreds hostage. Russian forces stormed the building the next day.
2003
Madame Chiang Kai-shek died at age 105.
October 23 BirthdaysPelé 1940–, Brazilian soccer (football) player.
Michael Crichtonnovelist
Johnny Carsonentertainer
Dwight Yoakamsinger and actor
Sam Raimifilmmaker
Ryan Reynoldsactor
Adlai Ewing StevensonVice President
John Heismanfootball coach
Gertrude Ederleswimmer
William D. Coolidgeinventor
Ang Leedirector, writer



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