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This Day in History: October 23

October 23: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1707 - The first Parliament of Great Britain meets.
  2. 1915 - Woman's suffrage: In New York City, 25,000-33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue to advocate their right to vote.
  3. 1946 - The United Nations General Assembly convenes for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing, Queens, New York City.
  4. 1958 - The Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarves, later popularized in a Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon series, appear for the first time in the story La flute à six schtroumpfs, a Johan and Peewit adventure by Peyo which is serialized in the weekly comics magazine Spirou.
  5. 2001 - Apple announces the iPod.
  6. Famous Birthdays: John Heisman (American football player and coach), William D. Coolidge (American physicist and inventor), Johnny Carson (American television host), Grant Imahara (American TV Mythbuster), Pelé (Brazilian footballer)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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