___Bike Racing Timeline

  Timeline: 1923  
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
Date Race Winner Distance
March 18, 1923 Tour of Flanders Henri Suter (Sui) 243 km
March 25, 1923 Milan-San Remo Costante Girardengo (Ita) 286.5 km
April 1, 1923 Paris-Roubaix Henri Suter (Sui) 270 km
May 23-June 10, 1923 Giro d'Italia Costante Girardengo (Ita) 10 Stages, 3,200 km
June 3, 1923 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Rene Vermandel (Bel) 218 km
June 24-July 22, 1923 Tour de France Henri Pelissier (Fra) 15 Stages, 5,386 km
October 27, 1923 Giro di Lombardia Giovanni Brunero (Ita) Milan-Milan, 250.4 km
  • Japan - a massive earthquake hit Japan, 150,000 people died in Tokyo and 100,000 in Yokohama.
  • Time Magazine - March 2, 1923, one the US’s leading magazines hit the newsstands for the first time.
  • Egypt - British archaeologist Howard Carter unsealed the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun (King Tut). Carter’s team became the first people to enter Tutankhamun's tomb in over 3000 years.
  • Italy - Mount Etna erupted in Sicily.
  • Germany - The “Beer Hall Putsch”, a coup d’etat against the regional government of Bavaria failed. Adolf Hitler was arrested and sentenced to 8 months in Landsberg Fortress.
  • Germany - Inflation in Germany reached record heights. One dollar was worth 4,200,000,000,000 Reichsmarks (4.2 trillion). The German government abolished the old currency and instituted the Duetsche Mark.

Notable Deaths-
Sarah Bernhardt, 1844-1923
, A French stage actress of comic theater and burlesque, she was the most famous actress of the 19th century.



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