Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 23

This is a list of selected November 23 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

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St George's Day in Georgia; refimprove section
1499Perkin Warbeck, a pretender to the English throne during the reign of King Henry VII, was hanged after allegedly attempting to escape from the Tower of London. refimprove section
1644 – In opposition to licensing and censorship during the English Civil War, John Milton's Areopagitica was published, arguing for the right to free expression. refimprove section
1890William III of the Netherlands died without a living male heir, allowing his ten-year-old daughter Wilhelmina to succeed him to the Dutch throne. refimprove
1934 – An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden encountered a garrison of Somalis in Italian service at Walwal, which led to the Abyssinia Crisis. lots of CN tags
1955 – The Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean were transferred from British to Australian control. refimprove section
1963The first episode of Doctor Who, the world's longest-running science fiction television show, was broadcast on BBC television, starring William Hartnell as the first incarnation of the title role. Unearthly Child: appeared on DYK 2019-08-01; Dr Who: outdated
1985Omar Rezaq and two others from the Abu Nidal terrorist group hijacked EgyptAir Flight 648 over the Mediterranean Sea. refimprove section
2005Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the Liberian general election, making her the first democratically elected female head of state in Africa. refimprove section
2010 – In response to artillery exercises held near the border between the two nations, North Korea bombarded Yeonpyeong Island, killing four South Koreans and injuring 19 others. refimprove section


November 23: Labor Thanksgiving Day in Japan

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Eadred (d. 955) · Prospero Alpini (b. 1553) · Mary Landrieu (b. 1955)

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