December 23 holidays in 2020
National Pfeffernusse Day
National Roots Day
December 23 2019 holidays
Historical Events on December 23
George Washington puts in his resignation as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.
The opera “Hansel and Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck is performed for the very first time.
The Federal Reserve System is created when United States’ President Woodrow Wilson signs the Federal Reserve Act into law.
Australian and New Zealand forces enter Cairo, Egypt during WWI.
In the Sinai Peninsula, Turkish forces are defeated by Allied forces at the Battle of Magdhaba during World War I.
The Italian ship Antonietta is sunk by Greek Submarine Papanikolis during WWII.
After over two weeks of combat, the Imperial Japanese Army occupies Wake Island during World War II.
In Bell Labs, the transistor is demonstrated for the first time.
Allied authorities at Sagamo Prison in Tokyo, Japan execute 7 Japanese political and military leaders who were convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.
A kidney is successfully transported into a patient by Joseph Murray and J. Hartwell Harrison for the first time.
After 11 months of internment in North Korea, 82 sailors from the USS Pueblo are released.
16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are finally rescued after 73 days.
Famous Birthdays on December 23
American businesswoman and 1
African-American millionaire, Madam C.J. Walker is born in
American architect and painter, John Marin is born in
American actor James Gregory is born in
American R&B singer, Esther Philips is born in
American football player Willie Wood is born in
American painter Nelson Shanks is born in
American actress Joan Severance is born in
American singer-songwriter Victoria Williams is born in
NHL player T.J. Oshie is born in
Italian footballer Tommaso Bellazzini is born in
New Zealand rugby player Owen Franks is born in
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