Rav Aharon Katzenellenbogen of Brisk, author of Minchas Aharon (1854).
Rav Moshe Midner of Slonim-Baranowitz, a grandson of the Yesod Ha’avodah and a talmid of Rav Chaim Brisker Soloveitchik. He was mashgiach of Yeshivas Toras Chessed.
Rav Yehosef Rottenberg of Kosson (1912)
Today in History – 23 Cheshvan
· Stones of the Mizbeach defiled by the Greeks were removed from the Beis Hamikdash and a yom tov was established to mark the date, 164 BCE
· Edward I of England arrests 680 Jews for alleged counterfeiting and puts them on trial, 1278. The judges sentence 269 Jews to death by hanging, and Edward received 16,500 pounds sterling from the property of the executed Jews,
· Following the short occupation by the Ottoman Empire of Buda, the Jews were expelled after being falsely accused of aiding the Turks against Hungary. Many Jews had left Hungary with the departing Turks with hope for a better life. Jews of Pressburg were expelled by order of Queen Maria, 1526.
· Italian anti-Semitic code are published, patterned after the Nuremberg Laws, 1938.