Historical Events for 23rd October 2018

1681 – French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Staatsburg
1853 – Maastricht-Aken railway in Netherlands opens
1915 – 1st national horseshoe throwing championship (Kellerton, Iowa)
1946 – UN General Assembly 2nd session convenes (1st NYC-Flushing Meadows)
1964 – Czech gymnast Věra Čáslavská wins the balance beam at the Tokyo Olympics; her 3rd gold medal of the Games with individual all-round and vault victories
1967 – “Henry, Sweet Henry” opens at Palace Theater NYC for 80 performances
1977 – Despite not driving in season ending Japanese Grand Prix, Austrian Niki Lauda wins his second World Formula 1 Drivers title by 17 points from Jody Scheckter of South Africa
1987 – Dutch government gives Fokker’s Aircraft Ÿ212 million credit
1994 – Solheim Cup Women’s Golf, The Greenbrier: US regains Cup; beats Europe, 13-7; Americans Dottie Mochrie and Bradie Burton both win their 3 matches
2001 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks

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