This Day in History – March 23

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March 23

Our history is a journal documenting watershed events of our past whilst teaching us how to thread the future. It is true that history plays an important part in our lives and helps us get a better perspective of the future. In this blog, we bring you the events of March 23 that have been significant in shaping our history. 

What Events Happened in India on March 23?

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1889: Establishment of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad established the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Qadian, British India, on March 23, 1889.
1931: Martyrs Day (Shaheed Diwas)
Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, were hanged during the Indian Independence movement.
1940: Lahore resolution
In the All India Muslim League’s annual general convention, the Lahore Resolution was put forward on March 23, 1940.
1994: Kapil Dev
This day marked the last test of test cricket for Indian cricketer Kapil Dev.

Historical Events That Happened Around the World on March 23

Hitler - March 23
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1153: Treaty of Konstanz
The Treaty of Konstanz between Frederick I “Barbarossa” & Pope Eugene III was signed on March 23, 1153. 
1775: American Revolutionary war
Patrick Henry proclaimed the famous “Give me liberty or give me death” in a speech favouring Virginian troops joining the US Revolutionary war.
1857: Elisha Otis
Industrialist and elevator inventor Elisha Otis installed his first elevator at 488 Broadway in New York City.
1867: Second Resolution Act
Congress passed the second Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson’s veto.
1919: Fascist movement in Italy
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini formed and began the Fascist movement in Milan, Italy.
1919: Russian communist Party’s 5 member politburo
Eighth Congress of the Russian Communist Party re-established a five-member Politburo, which became the centre of political power in the Soviet Union on March 23, 1919. The original members were Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, Lev Kamenev and Nikolai Krestinsky.
1933: Enabling Act
On this day, the German Reichstag granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers.
1945: Battle of Okinawa
US Navy ships bombed the Japanese island of Okinawa in preparation for the Allied invasion. It became the largest battle of the Pacific War in World War II on March 23, 1945.
1983: Ronald Reagan
US President Ronald Reagan introduced the Strategic Defense Initiative on this day in history. 
2016: Investigation of Shakespeare’s tomb
GPR investigation of Shakespeare’s tomb at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford concludes Bard’s skull probably has been stolen.

List of Important Birthdays

  • James Bradley
    James Bradley, the English astronomer, 3rd Astronomer Royal, discovered Earth’s nutation motion, was born in Shelborne, England, on March 23, 1693.
  • Eleanor Cameroon
    Eleanor Cameron, a Canadian-American author and critic, was born on this day.
  • Atul Wassan
    Atul Wassan the Indian cricketer and pace bowler was born on this day on March 23, 1968.
  • Perez Hilton
    American television personality, the blogger, was born on this day in Miami, Florida.
  • Kangana Ranaut
    The Indian actress Kangana Ranaut, famous for her role in Queen, was born today on March 23, 1986.

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