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October 23rd, 4004 (October 23 4004)EventCreation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher
October 23rd, 2042 (October 23 2042)EventRoman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of PhilippiBrutus s army is decisively defeated by Mark Antony and Octavian. Brutus commits suicide.
October 23rd, 2042 (October 23 2042)DeathMarcus Junius Brutus, Roman senator (born in 85 BCE)Marcus Junius Brutus Quotes
October 23rd, 2007 (October 23 2007)DeathJohn Ilhan, Australian entrepreneur, Crazy John s mobile phones (born in 1965)
October 23rd, 2007 (October 23 2007)DeathLim Goh Tong, Founder of Genting Group (born in 1918)
October 23rd, 2006 (October 23 2006)DeathLebo Mathosa, South African entertainer (born in 1977)
October 23rd, 2005 (October 23 2005)DeathStella Obasanjo, Nigerian first lady (born in 1945)
October 23rd, 2005 (October 23 2005)DeathWilliam Hootkins, American actor (born in 1948)
October 23rd, 2005 (October 23 2005)DeathJohn Muth, American economist (born in 1930)
October 23rd, 2004 (October 23 2004)EventA powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
October 23rd, 2004 (October 23 2004)DeathRobert Merrill, American baritone (born in 1919)
October 23rd, 2003 (October 23 2003)DeathTony Capstick, English actor, comedian, and musician (born in 1944)
October 23rd, 2003 (October 23 2003)DeathSoong May-ling, wife of the President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek (born in 1897)Soong May ling Quotes
October 23rd, 2002 (October 23 2002)EventMoscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen rebels seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
October 23rd, 2002 (October 23 2002)DeathAdolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (born in 1915)
October 23rd, 2001 (October 23 2001)EventThe Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks.
October 23rd, 2001 (October 23 2001)EventApple releases the iPod.
October 23rd, 2001 (October 23 2001)DeathRonald William Kirby, British artist (born in 1928)
October 23rd, 2001 (October 23 2001)DeathDaniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner (born in 1917)
October 23rd, 2000 (October 23 2000)DeathRodney Anoa i aka Yokozuna, Samoan-American professional wrestler (born in 1966)
October 23rd, 1998 (October 23 1998)EventIsraeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a "land for peace" agreement.Yasser Arafat Quotes
October 23rd, 1998 (October 23 1998)DeathBarnett Slepian, American physician (born in 1946)
October 23rd, 1997 (October 23 1997)DeathBert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker (born in 1916)
October 23rd, 1996 (October 23 1996)DeathBob Grim, baseball player (born in 1930)
October 23rd, 1994 (October 23 1994)DeathRobert Lansing, American actor (born in 1928)
October 23rd, 1992 (October 23 1992)EventEmperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil.
October 23rd, 1991 (October 23 1991)BirthPrincess Mako of Akishino of Japan
October 23rd, 1990 (October 23 1990)BirthStevie Brock, American singer
October 23rd, 1990 (October 23 1990)DeathLouis Althusser, French philosopher (born in 1918) Philo Quotes
October 23rd, 1989 (October 23 1989)EventThe Hungarian Republic is officially declared by president Matyas Szuros, replacing the communist Hungarian People s Republic.
October 23rd, 1989 (October 23 1989)EventPhillips Disaster in Pasadena, Texas killed 23 and injured 314.
October 23rd, 1989 (October 23 1989)DeathArmida, Mexican-American stage, vaudeville and film actress (born in 1911)
October 23rd, 1988 (October 23 1988)BirthNicolaj Agger, Danish football player
October 23rd, 1987 (October 23 1987)BirthFaye Hamlin, Swedish singer (Play)
October 23rd, 1986 (October 23 1986)BirthBriana Evigan, American actress
October 23rd, 1986 (October 23 1986)BirthJake Robinson, English footballer
October 23rd, 1986 (October 23 1986)DeathEdward Adelbert Doisy, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born in 1893)
October 23rd, 1985 (October 23 1985)BirthJames Kotecki, American political blogger
October 23rd, 1984 (October 23 1984)BirthIzabel Goulart, Brazilian model
October 23rd, 1984 (October 23 1984)DeathJames Petrillo, leader of the U.S. musicians union (born in 1892)
October 23rd, 1984 (October 23 1984)DeathOskar Werner, Austrian actor (born in 1922)
October 23rd, 1983 (October 23 1983)EventLebanon Civil War: The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut is hit by a truck bomb, killing 241 U.S. Marines. A French army barracks in Lebanon is also hit that same morning, killing 58 troops.
October 23rd, 1983 (October 23 1983)BirthFilipos Darlas, Greek footballer
October 23rd, 1983 (October 23 1983)BirthJosh Strickland, American entertainer
October 23rd, 1983 (October 23 1983)DeathJessica Savitch, American journalist (born in 1947)
October 23rd, 1982 (October 23 1982)BirthValentin Badea, Romanian footballer
October 23rd, 1981 (October 23 1981)BirthJeroen Bleekemolen, Dutch racing driver
October 23rd, 1981 (October 23 1981)BirthBen Francisco, American baseball player
October 23rd, 1980 (October 23 1980)BirthPedro Liriano, Dominican baseball player
October 23rd, 1979 (October 23 1979)BirthSimon Davies, Welsh footballer
October 23rd, 1979 (October 23 1979)BirthJorge Solis, Mexican professional boxer
October 23rd, 1978 (October 23 1978)BirthSteve Harmison, English cricketer
October 23rd, 1978 (October 23 1978)BirthJimmy Bullard, English footballer
October 23rd, 1978 (October 23 1978)BirthArchie Thompson, Australian footballer
October 23rd, 1978 (October 23 1978)DeathMaybelle Carter, American guitarist and musical innovator (born in 1909)
October 23rd, 1976 (October 23 1976)BirthCat Deeley, English model and television personality
October 23rd, 1976 (October 23 1976)BirthRyan Reynolds, Canadian actor and comedian
October 23rd, 1975 (October 23 1975)BirthOdalys Garcia, Cuban actress
October 23rd, 1975 (October 23 1975)BirthJessicka, American artist
October 23rd, 1975 (October 23 1975)BirthKeith Van Horn, American basketball player
October 23rd, 1974 (October 23 1974)BirthSander Westerveld, Dutch footballer
October 23rd, 1974 (October 23 1974)BirthJasmin St. Claire, Former pornographic actress
October 23rd, 1973 (October 23 1973)EventThe Watergate Scandal: US President Richard M. Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations about the scandal.
October 23rd, 1973 (October 23 1973)EventA United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria.
October 23rd, 1971 (October 23 1971)BirthChristopher Horner, American cyclist
October 23rd, 1970 (October 23 1970)BirthGrant Imahara, American TV Mythbuster
October 23rd, 1969 (October 23 1969)BirthTrudi Canavan, Australian writer
October 23rd, 1967 (October 23 1967)BirthDale Crover, American musician (Melvins, The Men of Porn, Altamont)
October 23rd, 1966 (October 23 1966)BirthAlex Zanardi, Italian race car driver
October 23rd, 1965 (October 23 1965)EventVietnam War: The 1st Cavalry Division (United States) (Airmobile), in conjunction with South Vietnamese forces, launch a new operation, seeking to destroy North Vietnamese forces in Pleiku in the II Corps Tactical Zone (the Central Highlands).
October 23rd, 1965 (October 23 1965)BirthAugusten Burroughs, American writer
October 23rd, 1965 (October 23 1965)BirthAl Leiter, American baseball player
October 23rd, 1964 (October 23 1964)BirthRobert Trujillo, American bassist (Metallica)
October 23rd, 1962 (October 23 1962)BirthDoug Flutie, American football player
October 23rd, 1961 (October 23 1961)BirthLaurie Halse Anderson, American writer
October 23rd, 1961 (October 23 1961)BirthDon and Ron Harris, American professional wrestlers
October 23rd, 1961 (October 23 1961)BirthAndoni Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer
October 23rd, 1960 (October 23 1960)BirthWayne Rainey, American motorcyclist
October 23rd, 1960 (October 23 1960)BirthRandy Pausch, American computer science professor, author
October 23rd, 1959 (October 23 1959)BirthNancy Grace, American former prosecutor
October 23rd, 1959 (October 23 1959)BirthSam Raimi, American film director
October 23rd, 1959 (October 23 1959)Birth"Weird Al" Yankovic, American musical parodistWeird Al Yankovic Quotes
October 23rd, 1959 (October 23 1959)DeathGerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (born in 1871)
October 23rd, 1958 (October 23 1958)EventThe Springhill Mine BumpAn underground earthquake traps 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, the deepest coal mine in North America at the time. By November 1, rescuers from around the world had dug out 100 of the victims, marking the death toll at 74.
October 23rd, 1958 (October 23 1958)BirthMichael Eric Dyson, American activist, professor, author
October 23rd, 1956 (October 23 1956)EventThousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).
October 23rd, 1956 (October 23 1956)BirthDwight Yoakam, American singer
October 23rd, 1954 (October 23 1954)BirthAng Lee, Taiwanese-born directorAng Lee Quotes
October 23rd, 1952 (October 23 1952)BirthPierre Moerlen, French drummer and percussionist (died in 2005)
October 23rd, 1951 (October 23 1951)BirthCharly Garcia, Argentine singer
October 23rd, 1951 (October 23 1951)BirthFatmir Sejdiu, President of Kosovo
October 23rd, 1950 (October 23 1950)DeathAl Jolson, American singer and actor (born in 1886)
October 23rd, 1949 (October 23 1949)BirthMichael Wurzel Burston, British musician (Motorhead)
October 23rd, 1949 (October 23 1949)BirthNick Tosches, American writer
October 23rd, 1948 (October 23 1948)BirthHermann Hauser, Austrian-born entrepreneur
October 23rd, 1948 (October 23 1948)BirthBrian Ross, American journalist
October 23rd, 1948 (October 23 1948)BirthTony Anselmo, American animator and cartoon voice actor
October 23rd, 1946 (October 23 1946)EventThe United Nations General Assembly convened for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing, Queens, New York City.
October 23rd, 1946 (October 23 1946)BirthMel Martinez, American politician
October 23rd, 1945 (October 23 1945)BirthKim Larsen, Danish singer
October 23rd, 1944 (October 23 1944)EventWorld War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf beginsThe largest naval battle in history begins in the Philippines; and also, the Soviet Red Army enters Hungary.
October 23rd, 1944 (October 23 1944)BirthMike Harding, English singer and comedian
October 23rd, 1944 (October 23 1944)DeathCharles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1877)
October 23rd, 1944 (October 23 1944)DeathHana Brady, Holocaust victim
October 23rd, 1942 (October 23 1942)EventWorld War II: The Second Battle of El Alamein startsAt El Alamein in northern Egypt, the British Eighth Army under Field Marshal Montgomery begin a critical offensive to expel the Axis armies from Egypt, never to return.
October 23rd, 1942 (October 23 1942)EventAll 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for the Memory", "Love in Bloom", "Blue Hawaii").
October 23rd, 1942 (October 23 1942)EventThe Battle for Henderson Field begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on October 26.
October 23rd, 1942 (October 23 1942)BirthMichael Crichton, American writer
October 23rd, 1942 (October 23 1942)BirthAnita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop (died in 2007)
October 23rd, 1942 (October 23 1942)DeathRalph Rainger, American composer (born in 1901)
October 23rd, 1941 (October 23 1941)EventWorld War II: Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov takes command of Red Army operations designed to prevent the further advance into Russia of German forces and to prevent the German armies from capturing Moscow.Georgy Zhukov Quotes
October 23rd, 1941 (October 23 1941)EventBurning of the Odessa, Ukraine, Jews: 19,000 Jews are burned alive at Dalnik in Odessa, by Romanian and German troops. The next day, another 10,000 Jews are killedied in Romanian Lieutenant-Colonel Nicolae Deleanu administered the executions.
October 23rd, 1941 (October 23 1941)BirthIgor Smirnov, Moldovan politician
October 23rd, 1941 (October 23 1941)BirthMel Winkler, American actor
October 23rd, 1940 (October 23 1940)BirthEllie Greenwich, American singer
October 23rd, 1940 (October 23 1940)BirthPele, Brazilian footballer
October 23rd, 1940 (October 23 1940)BirthBaby Jane Holzer, American art collector, film producer and Andy Warhol "superstar"Andy Warhol Quotes
October 23rd, 1939 (October 23 1939)DeathZane Grey, American author (born in 1872)Zane Grey Quotes
October 23rd, 1936 (October 23 1936)BirthPhilip Kaufman, American film director
October 23rd, 1935 (October 23 1935)EventDutch Schultz, Abe Landau, Otto Berman, and Bernard "Lulu" Rosencrantz are fatally shot at a saloon in Newark, New Jersey in what will become known as The Chophouse Massacre.
October 23rd, 1935 (October 23 1935)BirthJuan "Chi-Chi" Rodriguez, Puerto Rican golfer
October 23rd, 1931 (October 23 1931)BirthJim Bunning, American baseball player and politician
October 23rd, 1931 (October 23 1931)BirthDiana Dors, British actress (died in 1984)
October 23rd, 1931 (October 23 1931)BirthWilliam P. Clark, United States Secretary of the Interior under Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan Quotes
October 23rd, 1930 (October 23 1930)EventThe first miniature golf tournament was completed in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
October 23rd, 1929 (October 23 1929)EventGreat Depression: After a steady decline in stock market prices since a peak in September, the New York Stock Exchange begins to show signs of panic.
October 23rd, 1929 (October 23 1929)EventThe first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California.
October 23rd, 1928 (October 23 1928)BirthHarold P. Warren, American movie director (died in 1985)
October 23rd, 1928 (October 23 1928)BirthBella Darvi, Polish-born French actress (died in 1971)
October 23rd, 1927 (October 23 1927)BirthLeszek Kolakowski, Polish philosopher Philo Quotes
October 23rd, 1925 (October 23 1925)BirthJohnny Carson, American television host (died in 2005)
October 23rd, 1925 (October 23 1925)BirthManos Hadjidakis, Greek composer (died in 1994)
October 23rd, 1925 (October 23 1925)BirthFred Shero, Canadian hockey player and coach (died in 1990)
October 23rd, 1923 (October 23 1923)BirthAslam Farrukhi, Pakistani scholar and poet
October 23rd, 1923 (October 23 1923)BirthNed Rorem, American composer
October 23rd, 1923 (October 23 1923)BirthFrank Sutton, American actor (died in 1974)
October 23rd, 1922 (October 23 1922)BirthColeen Gray, American actress
October 23rd, 1921 (October 23 1921)DeathJohn Boyd Dunlop, Scottish inventor (born in 1840)John Scott Quotes
October 23rd, 1920 (October 23 1920)BirthTed Fujita, Japanese meteorologist (died in 1998)
October 23rd, 1919 (October 23 1919)BirthManolis Andronikos, Greek archeologist, professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (died in 1992) Aristotle Quotes
October 23rd, 1918 (October 23 1918)BirthJames Daly, American actor (died in 1978)
October 23rd, 1917 (October 23 1917)EventLenin calls for the October Revolution.
October 23rd, 1915 (October 23 1915)EventWoman s suffrage: In New York City, 25,000-33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue to advocate their right to vote.
October 23rd, 1915 (October 23 1915)DeathW. G. Grace, English cricketer (born in 1848)
October 23rd, 1912 (October 23 1912)EventFirst Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo between the Serbian and Ottoman armies begins.
October 23rd, 1911 (October 23 1911)EventFirst use of aircraft in war: An Italian pilot takes off from Libya to observe Turkish army lines during the Turco-Italian War.
October 23rd, 1910 (October 23 1910)DeathChulalongkorn, King of Thailand (born in 1853)
October 23rd, 1909 (October 23 1909)BirthZellig Harris, American linguist (died in 1992)
October 23rd, 1908 (October 23 1908)BirthIlya Frank, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1990)
October 23rd, 1906 (October 23 1906)EventAlberto Santos-Dumont flies an airplane in the first heavier-than-air flight in Europe at Champs de Bagatelle, Paris, France.
October 23rd, 1905 (October 23 1905)BirthFelix Bloch, Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1983)
October 23rd, 1905 (October 23 1905)BirthGertrude Ederle, American swimmer (died in 2003)
October 23rd, 1904 (October 23 1904)BirthHarvey Penick, American golfer (died in 1995)
October 23rd, 1900 (October 23 1900)BirthDouglas Jardine, English cricketer (died in 1958)
October 23rd, 1896 (October 23 1896)BirthAndre Leveque, French engineer (died in 1930)
October 23rd, 1894 (October 23 1894)BirthRube Bressler, baseball player (died in 1966)
October 23rd, 1893 (October 23 1893)BirthGummo Marx, American actor (died in 1977)
October 23rd, 1888 (October 23 1888)BirthOnesime Gagnon, Canadian politician (died in 1961)
October 23rd, 1885 (October 23 1885)BirthLawren Harris, Canadian painter (died in 1970)
October 23rd, 1885 (October 23 1885)DeathCharles S. West, Texas jurist and politician (born in 1829)
October 23rd, 1880 (October 23 1880)BirthUna O Connor, Irish actress (died in 1959)
October 23rd, 1876 (October 23 1876)BirthFranz Schlegelberger, German judge and politician (died in 1970)
October 23rd, 1875 (October 23 1875)BirthGilbert N. Lewis, American chemist (died in 1946)
October 23rd, 1872 (October 23 1872)DeathTheophile Gautier, French writer (born in 1811)
October 23rd, 1870 (October 23 1870)EventFranco-Prussian War: the Siege of Metz concludes with a decisive Prussian victory.
October 23rd, 1870 (October 23 1870)BirthFrancis Kelley, Catholic Bishop of Oklahoma (died in 1948)
October 23rd, 1869 (October 23 1869)BirthJohn Heisman, American football player and coach (died in 1936)
October 23rd, 1869 (October 23 1869)DeathEdward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (born in 1799)
October 23rd, 1867 (October 23 1867)Event72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.
October 23rd, 1865 (October 23 1865)BirthNeltje Blanchan, American writer (died in 1918)
October 23rd, 1864 (October 23 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of WestportUnion forces under General Samuel R. Curtis defeat Confederate troops led by General Sterling Price at Westport, near Kansas City.
October 23rd, 1861 (October 23 1861)EventU.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C., for all military-related cases.Abraham Lincoln Quotes
October 23rd, 1855 (October 23 1855)EventKansas Free State forces set up a competing government under their Topeka, Kansas, constitution, which outlaws slavery in the United States territory.
October 23rd, 1844 (October 23 1844)BirthSarah Bernhardt, French actress (died in 1923)
October 23rd, 1844 (October 23 1844)BirthRobert Bridges, English poet (died in 1930)Robert Bridges Quotes
October 23rd, 1835 (October 23 1835)BirthAdlai E. Stevenson, Vice President of the United States (died in 1914)Adlai Stevenson Quotes
October 23rd, 1817 (October 23 1817)BirthPierre Athanase Larousse, French lexicographer (died in 1875)
October 23rd, 1815 (October 23 1815)BirthJoao Mauricio Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (died in 1889)
October 23rd, 1813 (October 23 1813)EventThe Pacific Fur Company trading post in Astoria, Oregon is turned over to the rival British North West Company (the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest was dominated for the next three decades by the United Kingdom).
October 23rd, 1813 (October 23 1813)BirthLudwig Leichhardt, German explorer (died in 1848)
October 23rd, 1812 (October 23 1812)EventClaude Francois de Malet, a French general, begins a conspiracy to overthrow Napoleon Bonaparte, claiming that the Emperor died in Russia and that he was now the commandant of Paris. De Malet is executed on October 29.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
October 23rd, 1805 (October 23 1805)BirthJohn Russell Bartlett, American linguist (died in 1886)John Russell Quotes
October 23rd, 1801 (October 23 1801)BirthAlbert Lortzing, German composer (died in 1851)
October 23rd, 1796 (October 23 1796)BirthStefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (died in 1857)
October 23rd, 1790 (October 23 1790)BirthChauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman (died in 1860)
October 23rd, 1774 (October 23 1774)DeathMichel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary and scientist (born in 1715)
October 23rd, 1771 (October 23 1771)BirthJean-Andoche Junot, French general (died in 1813)
October 23rd, 1766 (October 23 1766)BirthEmmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (died in 1847)
October 23rd, 1764 (October 23 1764)DeathEmmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc, Comte Dubois de la Motte, French naval officer (born in 1683)
October 23rd, 1762 (October 23 1762)BirthSamuel Morey, American inventor (died in 1843)
October 23rd, 1739 (October 23 1739)EventWar of Jenkins Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain.
October 23rd, 1730 (October 23 1730)DeathAnne Oldfield, English actress (born in 1683)
October 23rd, 1715 (October 23 1715)BirthPeter II of Russia (died in 1730)
October 23rd, 1707 (October 23 1707)EventThe first Parliament of Great Britain, i.e., the United Kingdom, meets.
October 23rd, 1705 (October 23 1705)BirthMaximilian Ulysses Count Browne, Austrian field marshal (died in 1757)
October 23rd, 1698 (October 23 1698)BirthAnge-Jacques Gabriel, French architect (died in 1782)
October 23rd, 1694 (October 23 1694)EventAmerican colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec.
October 23rd, 1688 (October 23 1688)DeathCharles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist (born in 1610) Philo Quotes
October 23rd, 1642 (October 23 1642)EventBattle of Edgehill: First major battle of the First English Civil War.
October 23rd, 1641 (October 23 1641)EventOutbreak of the Irish Rebellion of anniversary commemorated by Irish Protestants for over 200 years.
October 23rd, 1634 (October 23 1634)BirthHedvig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden (died in 1715)
October 23rd, 1616 (October 23 1616)DeathLeonhard Hutter, German theologian (born in 1563)
October 23rd, 1581 (October 23 1581)DeathMichael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer (born in 1529)
October 23rd, 1550 (October 23 1550)DeathTiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (born in 1480)
October 23rd, 1516 (October 23 1516)BirthCharlotte de Valois, princess of France (died in 1524)
October 23rd, 1503 (October 23 1503)BirthIsabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (died in 1539)
October 23rd, 1456 (October 23 1456)DeathGiovanni da Capistrano, Italian saint (born in 1386)
October 23rd, 1157 (October 23 1157)EventThe Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country.
October 23rd, 1086 (October 23 1086)EventAt the Battle of az-Zallaqah, the army of Yusuf ibn Tashfin defeats the forces of Castilian King Alfonso VI.
October 23rd, 0930 (October 23 0930)DeathDaigo, Emperor of Japan (born in 885)
October 23rd, 0502 (October 23 0502)EventThe Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theodoric the Great, discharges Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.
October 23rd, 0425 (October 23 0425)EventValentinian III is elevated as Roman Emperor, at the age of 6.

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