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1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (dominical letter G) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1923rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 923rd year of the 2nd millennium, the twenty-third year of the 20th century, and the fourth year of the 1920s decade.

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  • December 1 – In Italy, the Gleno Dam on the Gleno River in the Valle di Scalve in the northern Province of Bergamo bursts, killing at least 356 people.
  • December 10 – Sigma Alpha Kappa (the first social fraternity at a Jesuit college in the United States) is founded as a fraternal organisation until the ban on social fraternities is lifted.
  • December 20 – BEGGARS Fraternity (the second social fraternity at a Jesuit college in the United States) is founded by nine men who have secured permission to do so from the Pope.
  • December 21 – The Nepal–Britain Treaty is the first to define the international status of Nepal as an independent sovereign country.
  • December 27 – The crown prince of Japan survives an assassination attempt in Tokyo.
  • December 29Vladimir K. Zworykin files his first patent (in the United States) for "television systems".

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