October 23 in history


On October 23:

1295 The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France against England was signed in Paris.

1503 Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany, was born.

1707 The first Parliament of Great Britain met.

1762 Samuel Morey, US inventor, who invented an internal combustion engine and was a pioneer in steamships, was born.

1844 Robert Bridges, English poet, was born.

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1850 The first National Women’s Rights Convention began in Worcester, Massachusetts.


Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis organized and presided over the first two conventions.

1873 William D. Coolidge, US physicist and inventor, was born.

1917 Lenin calls for the October Revolution.
1918 US actor James Daly was born.
1925 US television host Johnny Carson was born.
1931 English actress Diana Dors was born.
1940 Pelé, Brazilian footballer, was born.
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1942  The Second Battle of El Alamein started.
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1942 US writer Michael Crichton was born.
1942 Body Shop founder Anita Roddick was born.
1946 The United Nations General Assembly convened for the first time.

1948 13 people were killed when an aeroplane crashed on Mount Ruapehu.

1989 The Hungarian Republic was officially declared by president Mátyás Szűrös.

1991 Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan was born.

2001 Apple released the iPod.

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The current iPod line. From left to right: iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPod Touch.

Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.

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