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December 23rd, 2005EventAzerbaijan Airlines Flight 217 from Baku, Azerbaijan, to Aktau, Kazakhstan crashes shortly after takeoff killing 23 people.
December 23rd, 2005EventChad declares a state of war against Sudan following a December 18 attack on Adre, which left about 100 people dead.
December 23rd, 2004EventMacquarie Island in the Southern Ocean is hit by an 8.1 magnitude earthquake.
December 23rd, 2003EventPetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.
December 23rd, 2002EventA MQ-1 Predator is shot down by an Iraqi MiG-25, making it the first time in history that an aircraft and an unmanned drone had engaged in combat.
December 23rd, 1990EventHistory of Slovenia: In a referendum, 88% of Slovenia s population vote for independence from Yugoslavia.
December 23rd, 1986EventVoyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California becoming the first aircraft to fly non-stop around the world.
December 23rd, 1982EventThe United States Environmental Protection Agency announces it has identified dangerous levels of dioxin in the soil of Times Beach, Missouri.
December 23rd, 1979EventSoviet war in Afghanistan: Soviet forces occupy Kabul, the Afghan capital.
December 23rd, 1972EventThe Nicaraguan capital of Managua is struck by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake, killing more than 10,000.

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