December 23: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1823 - A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, is published anonymously.
- 1893 - The opera Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed
- 1954 - First successful kidney transplant is performed by J. Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray.
- 1970 - The North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York, New York is topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it the tallest building in the world.
- 1986 - Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California becoming the first aircraft to fly non-stop around the world without aerial or ground refueling.
- Famous Birthdays: Richard Arkwright (English businessman and inventor, invented the Water frame ), Wilhelm Bauer (German engineer), Henry B. Guppy (English botanist), Niels Kaj Jerne (English-Danish immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate), Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov (Russian-French mathematician)
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