Historical Events for 23rd October 2019

1694 – American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec
1739 – War of Jenkins’ Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain
1814 – 1st plastic surgery is performed (England)
1935 – Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time
1944 – Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita’s flagship the heavy cruiser Atago sinks during the Battle of Leyte Gulf
1971 – WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (ABC) begins
1973 – Richard Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings to Judge John Sirica
1977 – 7th NYC Women’s Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:43:10
1980 – Soviet PM Nikolai Tichonov succeeds Alexei Kosygin, due to illness
2001 – Apple releases the iPod

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