October 23rd in history: Johnny Carson was born, a hostage crisis in Russia, and more

Today in History For October 23rd
Today in History For October 23rd

On October 23rd in 1925, the former host of 'The Tonight Show,' Johnny Carson, was born in Corning, Iowa.

Other events on October 23rd in history:
1915: A women's protest of 30,000 paraded down 5th avenue in NYC, demanding for the right to vote.
1998: An abortion performing doctor, Dr. Barnett Slepian, was shot dead in front of his home by a anti-abortion radical protestor.
1983: U.S. barracks were bombed in Beirut, Lebanon. Over 200 U.S. Marines were killed.
2002: Over 700 theater-goers were held hostage in Russia in a protest against Russia's occupation of Chechnya.

Watch what made headlines on October 23rd last year in 2013:

AP Top Stories October 23 A
AP Top Stories October 23 A

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