This Day in History calendar- October 23

In Cold War, Feminism, History, World War II on October 23, 2007 by Editor Z

Courtesy:, Wikipedia, History Channel

1915: In the streets of New York City thousands of women demand representation and a voice in the course of America, when they rally on 5th Avenue seeking the right to vote.

1917: In a call that will rattle the world and reverberate throughout the twentieth century, Russian revolutionary Vladamir Lenin, calls for an October revolution, to rise up against the weak provincial government.

1929: The economic forecast begins to look grim, when after nearly two months of falling stock market prices, the stock market begins to show signs of a slowdown which will eventually lead to the Great Depression.

1942: In World War II, the British Eighth Army under the leadership of British General Montgomery, wages an offensive that will result in the Second battle of El Alanein, to force the occupying Axis Armies from Egypt.

1956: In Eastern Europe, under the communist shadow of the Soviet Union, thousands of Hungarians begin to take to the streets and rally against the Soviet Union and the Soviet backed Hungarian government in what will become known as “The Hungarian Revolution”.

1959: Comedian/satirist “Weird Al” Yankovic is born.

1973: After the fallout of the Saturday Night Massacre, U.S president Richard M Nixon agrees to comply with orders of the U.S Appeals Court and Water gate investigators to turn over tapes of his conversations related to the Watergate Scandal, as impeachment proceedings against him begin in the U.S House of Representatives.

1983: A truck bomb is detonated in Beirut, killing 241 U.S Marines in their barracks, who were stationed their to guard the airport amidst the Lebanese Civil war.


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