March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 283 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 23rd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 23rd in history!
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- Martyr’s Day.
- World Meteorological Day
- National Puppy Day
- Near Miss Day
- National Chip and Dip Day
- Melba Toast Day
What Happened On This Day – March 23
2001: The Russian space station Mir plunges into the sea
The legendary station was disposed of in a controlled crash after 15 years in space.
1980: Archbishop Óscar Romero calls on members of the El Salvador armed forces to stop killing their fellow Salvadorians
A death squad assassinated the archbishop only one day after his famous sermon.
1956: Pakistan becomes the world’s first Islamic republic
The Dominion of Pakistan also included the area of modern-day Bangladesh or East Pakistan, which seceded in 1971.
1933: The Enabling Act of 1933 grants Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers in Germany
With the Ermächtigungsgesetz, Hitler was awarded the legal right to issue laws even if in breach of the German constitution.
1888: The Football League meets for the first time
The league featuring teams from England and Wales was the world’s oldest Association Football league. In 1992, its top 22 teams formed the Premier League.
1976: Japanese pornstar and ultranationalist Mitsuyasu Maeno poses next to his plane before flying off to Kamikaze his aircraft into the home of right-wing politician Yoshio Kodama, 23rd March 1976.
1965: Hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour machine-gun fire into the tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops as they attack a Viet Cong camp eighteen miles north of Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, March 1965. (AP Photo/Horst Faas) Colorized by me
1944: An elderly man sits on the pile of rubble which was once his home, following a V1 Flying Bomb strike in Upper Norwood, London, July 1944.He had been out for a walk as his wife prepared the Sunday lunch, and returned to find that his house had been destroyed and his wife killed.
1931 : On this day, March 23, the day when three great Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged in 1931. Every year this day is celebrated as Martyr’s day.
1917: Ottoman officials surrender the city of Jerusalem to the British, 1917.
“PEACE STRENGTH OF THE GREAT POWERS” Infographic from the Daily Mail – WWI
50 years ago USSR made an invasion of Czechoslovakia. There are photos of the events that have been named “Prague Spring”
1857: Elisha Otis installs his 1st elevator at 488 Broadway in New York City in 1857.
1808: Napoleon’s brother Joseph takes the throne of Spain in 1808.
Births On This Day, March 23
1968: Damon Albarn, English singer-songwriter, producer, actor
1912: Wernher von Braun, German physicist, engineer
1910: Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director, screenwriter, producer
1882: Amalie Emmy Noether, German mathematician
1749: Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician, astronomer
Kyrie Irving was born
Kangana Ranaut was born
Michele Monaghan was born
Deaths On This Day, March 23
2015: Lee Kuan Yew, Chinese/Singaporean politician, 1st Prime Minister of Singapore
2011: Elizabeth Taylor, English/American actress
1992: Friedrich Hayek, Austrian/English economist, philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate
1931: Bhagat Singh, Indian activist
1801: Paul I of Russia
Bhagat Singh died.
Shivaram Rajguru died.
Sukhdev Thappar died.