Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 23
- 1733 – African slaves in the Danish West Indies began a revolt against their owners in one of the earliest and longest slave revolts in the Americas.
- 1876 – William "Boss" Tweed, a New York City politician who had been arrested for embezzlement, was handed over to U.S. authorities after having escaped from prison and fled to Spain.
- 1992 – IBM released a prototype called "Angler" of the Simon (pictured), a handheld touchscreen mobile phone and personal digital assistant that is considered the first smartphone.
- 2009 – A crowd of people on their way to register Esmael Mangudadatu's candidacy for governor of Maguindanao, Philippines, were kidnapped and killed by supporters of his rival, resulting in 58 deaths.