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.