TODAY IN HISTORY
Oct. 23, 1956
A student-sparked revolt against Hungary’s Communist rule began; as the revolution spread, Soviet forces started entering the country, and the uprising was put down within weeks. ALSO ON THIS DATE
Tens of thousands of women paraded up Fifth Avenue in New York City, demanding the right to vote.
The Walt Disney animated feature “Dumbo,” about a young circus elephant who learns how to fly, premiered in New York.
The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing Meadow.