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Notable Historical Events for October 23rd

42 BCRoman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi - Brutus's army is decisively defeated by Mark Antony and Octavian. Brutus commits suicide.

1923Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform

1935Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time

1917Lenin speaks against Kamenev, Kollontai, Stalin & Trotsky

1941Walt Disney's animation "Dumbo" released

1933John Dillinger and his gang rob Central National Bank, in Greencastle, Indiana. They take $75, 000

1642Battle of Edgehill (Warwickshire): King Charles I beat English parliamentarian forces

1998Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a "land for peace" agreement.

1993Joe Carter (Toronto Blue Jays) hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies

1958Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature

October 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 23rd

63 BCMarcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Roman general (Battle of Actium) (or 64 BC)

1942Michael Crichton, Chicago, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), (d. 2008)

1844Louis Riel, Manitoba, leader of insurrection of Metis

1869John Heisman, Cleveland Ohio, American pioneering football coach/trophy namesake

October 23rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 23rd

2010Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India

1918Actor Charlie Chaplin (29) weds Mildred Harris (17)

October 23rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 23rd

1978Maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69

1957Christian Dior, French designer (New Look), dies at 52 of a heart attack

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