On this day
Italy found a new way to get reconnaissance.
In 1911, an Italian pilot flew over Turkish lines during the Italo-Turkish War. This was the first-ever aerial reconnaissance mission.
An air tragedy struck the US.
On this day in 1942, an American Airlines DC-3 airliner was struck by a US Army Air Forces bomber in California – this led to all crew and passengers on board tragically losing their lives. Composer Ralph Rainger was among the victims.
Special Days Falling on October 23rdAs surprising as it may be, October 23rd is one of the most interesting dates of the year every year for people all over the world. Here are some of the reasons why.
Hungarian Republic Day
Every October 23rd is Hungarian Republic Day. The day is actually dedicated to two important events from Hungary’s history, including the day the people of Hungary stood against the Soviet Union and the actual creation of the modern territory in 1989. Today is also the day the people of Hungary celebrate the first free parliamentary election that made their nation a free republic. All in all, there’s a lot for Hungary to celebrate today!
Libya Liberation Day
October 23rd is just as important for the people of Libya as it is their Liberation Day! The day commemorates the moment their once-autocratic leader, Muammar Gaddafi, was deposed during the civil war. Essentially, the day marks the end of oppression in the country and the beginning of a new era!
National Mole Day
No, not the snuffling digging creature – the molecular measurement! Every year, on October 23rd, around the world, from between 6:02 AM and 6:02 PM, it's National Mole Day. Why? Simply because of a basic chemistry algorithm. The day commemorates Avogadro's Number, brings awareness, and creates interest in Chemistry! Certain schools around the world partake in the day by having fun chemistry-themed activities.