December 23rd



December 23rd, 1823

A Visit from St. Nicolas ( also known as The Night Before Christmas) is anonymously published.





December 23rd, 1888

The Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh feels sorry and  cuts his left ear  after insulting his friend  Paul  Gauguin.




December 23rd, 1893

The opera Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed.





December 23rd, 1972

16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are found 70 days after the crash.They survived by  eating the flesh of their dead friends.




December 23rd , 1975

The Greek terrorist organization ” November 17 ” starts its action by murdering Richard    Welch,the  CIA station  Chief in Athens.



December 23rd, 2004

An 8.1 magnitude earthquake hits Macquarie Island in Southern Ocean.


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