October 23

This Day in History

1956

Hungarian Revolution Begins

On this day, students, intellectuals, and workers pour into the streets of Budapest, Hungary, demanding an end to Soviet domination and communist rule. On November 4, thousands of Soviet tanks rolled … (more...)

1945

Australian Army Nurses Return Home

On 23 October 1945, the hospital ship Manuanda arrived in Fremantle. On board were 24 Australian army nurses, survivors of the Vyner Brooke who endured over three years as captives of the Japanese … (more...)

1814

West’s First Modern Plastic Surgery

On this day in 1814, London surgeon and anatomist Joseph Constantine Carpue performed what is considered the West’s first modern plastic surgery operation on a British military officer in the Duke of … (more...)