What Happened on March 23


Historical Events

1858 – Streetcar patented (E A Gardner of Philadelphia)
1886 – Tchaikovsky’s “Manfred” symphony premieres in Moscow, Russia, conducted by Max Erdmannsdörfer
1896 – Umberto Giordano’s opera “Andrea Chénier” premieres in Milan
1920 – Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms
1995 – Dollar equals 88.41 yen (record)
2019 – More than 130 Fulani people killed in Ogossagou, Mali, in attack by Dogon hunters, prompting government ban on the hunters

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Famous Birthdays

1881 – Roger Martin du Gard, French novelist (Les Thibault, 1937 Nobel Prize for Literature), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1958)
1929 – James Maxwell, American actor and director (The Portrait of a Lady, The Shadow of the Tower, The Evil of Frankenstein), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
1934 – Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor, born in Montréal, Québec (d. 2006)
1952 – Kim Stanley Robinson, American sci-fi author (Mars Trilogy), born in Waukegan, Illinois
1957 – Teresa Ganzel, actress (Teachers Only, Duck Factory), born in Toledo, Ohio
1960 – Oscar Michael Moore, journalist

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Famous Deaths

59 – Agrippina the Younger [Julia Agrippina], Roman Empress (sister of Caligula, wife of Claudius, mother of Nero), dies at 43 (circumstances of her death vary, but suggest she was murdered by her son, the Emperor Nero)
1559 – Emperor Gelawdewos of Ethiopia (killed in battle) (b. 1521/1522)
1669 – Philipp Buchner, German composer, dies at 54
1816 – Ignaz Vitzthumb, Austrian musician, composer, and conductor, dies at 91
1977 – Bennie Green, American swing jazz and soul trombonist (Earl Hines), dies at 53
1980 – Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (Misery Index), dies of a heart attack at 51

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