This day in history - December 23

This day in history - December 23.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 23, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 23 were connected with events relating to the Rededication of the Haga Sophia, Execution of Johann Sylvan, Departure from England of King James II, Resignation of George Washington as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, Publication of Jane Austen's 'Emma', Premiere of the Opera 'Hansel and Gretel', Invention of the First Point-Contact Transistor, First Successful Kidney Transplant, Andes Flight Disaster 1972 and Completion of the First Non Stop Aircraft Flight Around the World. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Eutychius of Constantinople, Johann Sylvan, Giorgio Biandrata, James II, William of Orange, Mary II, George Washington, Jane Austen, Engelbert Humperdinck, John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, Ronald and Richard Herrick, J. Hartwell Harrison, Joseph Murray, Nando Parrado, Roberto Canessa and Dick Rutan, Jeana Yeager.

Rededication of the Haga Sophia - December 23, 562: On this day in history, December 23, 562, momentous events took place today in Constantinople, Byzantine Empire, with regard to the Rededication of the Haga Sophia. The Eastern Orthodox cathedral Haga Sophia, constructed in 537, suffered serious damage during a series of earthquakes between 553 and 558. Reconstruction began almost immediately afterwards with works being completed in 562. The basilica was rededicated by Patriarch Eutychius of Constanatinople on December 23, 562. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 23, 562 were Eutychius of Constantinople. Facts on this day in History December 23: Events on this day in history: Rededication of the Haga Sophia *** Date: December 23, 562 *** Place: Constantinople, Byzantine Empire *** Category: Religion *** Historical Period: 6th Century *** This day in history ***

Execution of Johann Sylvan - December 23, 1572: On this day in history, December 23, 1572, critical events took place today in Heidelberg, Germany, regarding the Execution of Johann Sylvan. Pastor Johann Sylvan was asked to disprove a work, by Giorgio Biandrata, on nontrinitarianism. Rather than disproving it Sylvan became a convert and, after being found out, he was arrested for his beliefs. Sylvan was beheaded in Heidelberg on December 23, 1572, even though he had recanted his Unitarian beliefs. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 23, 1572 were Johann Sylvan, Giorgio Biandrata. Facts on this day in History December 23: Events on this day in history: Execution of Johann Sylvan *** Date: December 23, 1572 *** Place: Heidelberg, Germany *** Category: Religion *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Departure from England of King James II - December 23, 1688: On this day in history, December 23, 1688, important events took place today in Kent, England, in respect of the Departure from England of King James II. Following the arrival in England of William of Orange and Mary, James II fled from London to Rochester. His wife Mary asked him to join her in France, so on December 23, 1688, he left England for France. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 23, 1688 were James II, William of Orange, Mary II. Facts on this day in History December 23: Events on this day in history: Departure from England of King James II *** Date: December 23, 1688 *** Place: Kent, England *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

Resignation of George Washington as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army - December 23, 1783: On this day in history, December 23, 1783, momentous events took place today in Maryland, USA, with regard to the Resignation of George Washington as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. George Washington resigned as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on December 23, 1783. His resignation to the Continental Congress took place in the Maryland State House's Old Senate Chamber. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 23, 1783 were George Washington. Facts on this day in History December 23: Events on this day in history: Resignation of George Washington as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army *** Date: December 23, 1783 *** Place: Maryland, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Publication of Jane Austen's 'Emma' - December 23, 1815: On this day in history, December 23, 1815, important events took place today in London, England, surrounding the Publication of Jane Austen's 'Emma'. Jane Austen's novel 'Emma' was published in three volumes, by John Murray in London, England, on December 23, 1815. Emma was one of a string of successful novels for Austen which included Pride and Prejudice, and Mansfield Park. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 23, 1815 were Jane Austen. Facts on this day in History December 23: Events on this day in history: Publication of Jane Austen's 'Emma' *** Date: December 23, 1815 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Literature *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Premiere of the Opera 'Hansel and Gretel' - December 23, 1893: On this day in history, December 23, 1893, critical events took place today in Weimar, Germany, regarding the Premiere of the Opera 'Hansel and Gretel'. German composer Engelbert Humperdinck's fairy tale opera 'Hansel and Gretel' based on the fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers, had it's premiere on December 23, 1893, at the Hoftheater in Weimar, Germany. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 23, 1893 were Engelbert Humperdinck. Facts on this day in History December 23: Events on this day in history: Premiere of the Opera 'Hansel and Gretel' *** Date: December 23, 1893 *** Place: Weimar, Germany *** Category: The Arts *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Invention of the First Point-Contact Transistor - December 23, 1947: On this day in history, December 23, 1947, important events took place today in New Jersey, USA, in respect of the Invention of the First Point-Contact Transistor. John Bardeen and Walter Brattain first demonstrated their invention, the point-contact transistor on December 23, 1947, at the AT &T Bell Laboratories, Murray, New Jersey. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 23, 1947 were John Bardeen, Walter Brattain. Facts on this day in History December 23: Events on this day in history: Invention of the First Point-Contact Transistor *** Date: December 23, 1947 *** Place: New Jersey, USA *** Category: Inventions *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Successful Kidney Transplant - December 23, 1954: On this day in history, December 23, 1954, crucial events took place today in Massachusetts, USA, relating to the First Successful Kidney Transplant. American surgeons J. Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray carried out the first successful kidney transplant on December 23, 1954, at Brigham Hospital, Boston. Donor Ronald Herrick's kidney was removed and transplanted into his twin brother Richard, who was dying from chronic nephritis. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 23, 1954 were Ronald and Richard Herrick, J. Hartwell Harrison, Joseph Murray. Facts on this day in History December 23: Events on this day in history: First Successful Kidney Transplant *** Date: December 23, 1954 *** Place: Massachusetts, USA *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Andes Flight Disaster 1972 - December 23, 1972: On this day in history, December 23, 1972, crucial events took place today in Andes, Argentina, relating to the Andes Flight Disaster 1972. Sixteen survivors from the wreck of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 were rescued from the Andes on December 23, 1972, after two of their fellow survivors had trekked across the mountains to get help. The survivors remained alive by resorting to cannibalism. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 23, 1972 were Nando Parrado, Roberto Canessa. Facts on this day in History December 23: Events on this day in history: Andes Flight Disaster 1972 *** Date: December 23, 1972 *** Place: Andes, Argentina *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Completion of the First Non Stop Aircraft Flight Around the World - December 23, 1986: On this day in history, December 23, 1986, momentous events took place today in California, USA, with regard to the Completion of the First Non Stop Aircraft Flight Around the World. An idea by America aviator Jeana Yeager was turned into reality when Voyager was designed by American aerospace engineer Burt Rutan. Voyager, piloted by Jeane and Burt, became the first aircraft to fly around the world without stopping or refuelling. The plane completed it's journey when it landed at the Edwards Air Force Base on December 23, 1986. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 23, 1986 were Dick Rutan, Jeana Yeager. Facts on this day in History December 23: Events on this day in history: Completion of the First Non Stop Aircraft Flight Around the World *** Date: December 23, 1986 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Aviation *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

December 23

Day In History December 23 - Rededication of the Haga Sophia - Day In History December 23 - Execution of Johann Sylvan - Day In History December 23 - Departure from England of King James II - Day In History December 23 - Resignation of George Washington as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army - Day In History December 23 - Publication of Jane Austen's 'Emma' - Day In History December 23 - Premiere of the Opera 'Hansel and Gretel' - Day In History December 23 - Invention of the First Point-Contact Transistor - Day In History December 23 - First Successful Kidney Transplant - Day In History December 23 - Andes Flight Disaster 1972 - Day In History December 23 - Completion of the First Non Stop Aircraft Flight Around the World - Day In History December 23 - This day in history

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