Today in History

Events on Oct 23

Suicide-truck Bombing in Lebanon
241 U.S. Marines and sailors are killed in a suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International airport in Lebanon.

Boris Pasternak is Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
Russian poet and novelist Boris Pasternak is awarded the Nobel Prize for literature -- but he refuses the honor due to pressure from the Soviet Union.

UN Convenes for the First Time
The United Nations General Assembly convenes in New York for the first time.

Women's Sufferage March
25,000 women march in New York City, demanding the right to vote.