Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 23

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This is a list of selected March 23 anniversaries that appears on 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 soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 23, 2019 featured article or the March 23, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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; Day of Hungarian–Polish Friendship in Hungary and Poland refimprove section
1801 – Tsar Alexander I acceded to the Russian throne after his father Paul I was murdered in his bedroom at Saint Michael's Castle. refimprove section
1868Governor of California Henry Huntly Haight signed a law establishing the University of California, today a public university system that is considered a model for public institutions across the United States. refimprove section
1879 – Fighting in the War of the Pacific between Chile and a Peruvian–Bolivian alliance opened with the Battle of Topáter. undue weight, original research refimprove section
1933 – The German Reichstag passed the Enabling Act, essentially giving German Chancellor Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers by granting him and the Cabinet the authority to enact laws without the participation of the Reichstag. refimprove section
1940Pakistan Movement: During its three-day general session, the Muslim League drafted the Lahore Resolution, calling for greater autonomy in British India. refimprove section
1965NASA launched Gemini 3, the first American two-person space flight. refimprove
1978 – The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon was dispatched to confirm Israeli withdrawal after its invasion nine days earlier. refimprove section
1983 – The initial proposal to develop the Strategic Defense Initiative, a ground-based and space-based system to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles, was released. refimprove section
1994 – Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio was assassinated during a meeting on his presidential campaign in Tijuana. needs more footnotes
1996Lee Teng-hui was elected President of the Republic of China in the first direct presidential election in Taiwan. refimprove section
2005 – A fire and explosion at the third-largest oil refinery in the United States killed 15 workers and kicked off process safety programs throughout the world. refimprove section
2006 – The remaining three Christian Peacemaker Teams hostages were rescued from their Iraqi captors by a multinational force. refimprove



March 23: Pakistan Day (1956)

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Pierre-Simon Laplace (b. 1749) · Said Nursî (d. 1960) · Kangana Ranaut (b. 1986)

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