November 23: Day of the Week
November 23, 2021 is the 327th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 38 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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November 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1510First campaign of Ottoman Empire against Kingdom of Imereti (modern western Georgia). Ottoman armies sack its capital Kutaisi and burn Gelati Monastery.
- 1863American Civil War: Battle of Chattanooga begins – Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant reinforce troops at Chattanooga, Tennessee and counter-attack Confederate troops.
- 1889The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
- 1890King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to become his heir.
- 1934An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
- 1946French Navy fire in Hai Phong, Viet Nam, kills 6,000 civilians.
- 1972The Soviet Union makes its final attempt at successfully launching N-1 Rocket. The launch is a failure and the rocket is destroyed.
- 1985Gunmen hijack EgyptAir Flight 648 while en route from Athens to Cairo. When the plane lands in Malta, Egyptian commandos storm the aircraft, but 60 people die in the raid.
- 1996Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 is hijacked, then crashes into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros after running out of fuel, killing 125.
- 2010The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.
Who were born on November 23?
- 912Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 973)
- 1749Edward Rutledge, American statesman (d. 1800)
- 1902Aaron Bank, American Office of Strategic Services figure (d. 2004)
- 1908Nelson S. Bond, American writer (d. 2006)
- 1916Michael Gough, English actor (d. 2011)
- 1953Rick Bayless, American chef and restaurateur
- 1960Robin Roberts, American television reporter
- 1968Hamid Hassani, Iranian scholar and lexicographer
- 1971Lisa Arch, American actress
- 1980David Britz, American nano-technologist
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