Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 23

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This is a list of selected November 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 November 23, 2018 featured article or the November 23, 2018 featured picture.

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November 23: Labour Thanksgiving Day in Japan; St George's Day in Georgia

Eduard Shevardnadze

Template:*mp 1867 – The Manchester Martyrs were hanged in Manchester, England for their rescue of two Irish nationalists, who played important roles in the failed Fenian Rising, from jail. Template:*mp 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. Template:*mp 1971 – The People's Republic of China was given China's permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. Template:*mp 1985Omar Rezaq and two others from the Abu Nidal terrorist group hijacked EgyptAir Flight 648 over the Mediterranean Sea. Template:*mp 2003Rose Revolution: Eduard Shevardnadze (pictured) resigned as President of Georgia following weeks of mass protests over disputed election results.

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