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    • November 23, 0800 Charlemagne arrives at Rome to examine the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.

    • November 23, 1227 Polish Prince Leszek I the White is assassinated at an assembly of Piast dukes at Gsawa.

    • November 23, 1248 Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.

    • November 23, 1499 "Pretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck is hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from the Tower of London. He had invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV of England."

    • November 23, 1531 The Second war of Kappel results in the dissolution of the Protestant alliance in Switzerland.

    • November 23, 1644 Areopagitica by John Milton is published.

    • November 23, 1654 "French mathematician, scientist, and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intense mystical vision that marks him for life."

    • November 23, 1765 People of Frederick County MD refuse to pay England's Stamp tax

    • November 23, 1832 French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium

    • November 23, 1835 "Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine, Troy, NY"

    • November 23, 1835 "The horseshoe manufacturing machine was patented by Henry Burden of Troy, New York."

    • November 23, 1844 Independence of the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark.

    • November 23, 1848 Female Medical Educational Society founded in Boston

    • November 23, 1859 Billy the Kid William Bonney or Henry McCarty the outlawwas born

    • November 23, 1860 "With the ""Banking Panic"" of 1857 stretching into another decade and showing few signs of lifting, the New York Clearing House moved to offer help: on this day, the Clearing House handed out its first loan, issuing $7.375 million worth of certificates to the nation's ailing banks."

    • November 23, 1863 Battle of Chattanooga begins

    • November 23, 1863 Patent granted for a process of making color photographs

    • November 23, 1867 "The Manchester Martyrs were hanged in Manchester, England for rescuing two Irish men from jail."

    • November 23, 1869 "In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched one of the last clippers ever to be built, and the only one still surviving to this day."

    • November 23, 1876 "Columbia, Harvard & Princeton form Intercollegiate Football Association"

    • November 23, 1876 Corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Marcy Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain.

    • November 23, 1876 "The first intercollegiate football association was established -- in Springfield, MA."

    • November 23, 1887 "Boris Karloff (William Henry Pratt)was born: actor Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, House of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein, Die"

    • November 23, 1887 The University of Michigan beat Notre Dame (8-0) for the first time in their football rivalry.

    • November 23, 1889 "The first ‘Nickel-in-the-Slot’ (jukebox) was placed in service on this day in the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco, California. Juke, at the time, was a slang word for a a disorderly house, or house of ill repute."

    • November 23, 1889 The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.

    • November 23, 1890 King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to become Queen.

    • November 23, 1890 Willem III of the Netherlands dies at age 73

    • November 23, 1893 Harpo (Adolph) Marx comedian was born

    • November 23, 1895 The first ever Backyard Brawl rivalry match-up between Pitt Panthers and West Virginia Mountaineers takes place.

    • November 23, 1897 "Eli Olds of Lansing, Michigan, is issued a U.S. patent for his ""motor carriage,"" a gasoline-powered vehicle that he constructed the year before."

    • November 23, 1899 "The first jukebox (Palais Royal Hotel, San Francisco)"

    • November 23, 1901 "Lieutenant LC Maygar, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles, becomes the sixth and last Australian to be awarded a Victoria Cross in the Boer War"

    • November 23, 1903 Colorado Governor James Peabody sends the state militia into the town of Cripple Creek to break up a miners' strike.

    • November 23, 1903 "Enrico Caruso, famed Italian tenor, made his debut in the United States at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. He sang in the role of the Duke in Rigoletto."

    • November 23, 1903 Opera tenor Enrico Caruso makes his American debut in New York City with the Metropolitan Opera in Rigoletto.

    • November 23, 1904 3rd Olympic games close in St Louis

    • November 23, 1905 "Henry Watson Furness, an Indiana physician, named minister of Haiti"

    • November 23, 1909 "18.2 cm (7.17"") of rainfall, Rattlesnake Creek, Idaho (state record)"

    • November 23, 1911 "Post Hospital at Presidio, San Francisco renamed Letterman General Hospital"

    • November 23, 1914 The US Army retreats from Mexico.

    • November 23, 1929 "Shirley Booth and Ed Gardner were married on this day. Miss Booth was famous for her television acting role (""Hazel"");"

    • November 23, 1934 "An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, which lay well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis."

    • November 23, 1936 "The first issue of LIFE magazine debuted. It was an immediate sellout. The cover of that famous magazine showed an obstetrician slapping a baby and the caption read, “LIFE begins”."

    • November 23, 1938 "Bob Hope and Shirley Ross recorded a song for the film, The Big Broadcast of 1938. Thanks for the Memory became Decca record number 2219. It also became Hope’s theme song."

    • November 23, 1939 "Wearing distinctive armband, ""Judenstern"" (Jewish star) becomes obligatory for all Jews in Central Poland."

    • November 23, 1942 Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized

    • November 23, 1942 Steward Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat was torpedoed

    • November 23, 1942 "The V-173, a full-scale model of a fighter aircraft with an almost circular wing, made its first flight at the Vought-Sikorsky plant, Stratford, Conn. A military version of this aircraft, the XF5U-1, was constructed later but never flown."

    • November 23, 1943 "For the second straight day, British bombers attacked Berlin, recording 1,315 civilian deaths. The two-day bombing resulted in a total of over 4,000 Berliner deaths. British aircrew deaths from the attacks neared 300."

    • November 23, 1943 "On this day, 200 German soldiers surrounded the house where British agent Michael Trotobas was hiding. Trotobas shot and killed the Gestapo officer who had come to arrest him, then kept firing until he was gunned down himself"

    • November 23, 1943 US forces seized control of Tarawa & Makin from Japanese

    • November 23, 1943 World War II: Tarawa and Makin atolls fall to American forces.

    • November 23, 1943 World War II: The Deutsche Opernhaus on Bismarckstrae in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg is destroyed. It will eventually be rebuilt in 1961 and be called the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

    • November 23, 1945 Steve Landesberg actorwas born: Barney Miller

    • November 23, 1945 "Susan Anspach actresswas born Five Easy Pieces, Play It Again, Sam, The Yellow Rose, The Slap Maxwell Story"

    • November 23, 1946 The Workers Party of South Korea is founded.

    • November 23, 1948 "Formation of the Australian Regiment, which becomes the Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) on 10mar1949"

    • November 23, 1951 "David Rappaport actorwas born : L.A. Law, Peter Gunn, The Wizard, The Bride, Mysteries"

    • November 23, 1954 "For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash."

    • November 23, 1955 British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia

    • November 23, 1955 The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to Australia.

    • November 23, 1958 One of the last drama programs on radio debuted. It was unusual in that it followed the TV show of the same name. Have Gun Will Travel was broadcast on CBS radio and starred John Dehner as Paladin. Richard Boone played Paladin on TV.

    • November 23, 1958 Ronald and Nancy Reagan appeared together in the GE Theatre production of A Turkey for the President.

    • November 23, 1959 """Fiorello!"" premiers on Broadway"

    • November 23, 1959 "General Charles de Gaulle, President of France, declares in a speech in Strasbourg his vision for a ""Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals."""

    • November 23, 1960 "Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched"

    • November 23, 1963 Horatio Alger Society founded

    • November 23, 1963 "JFK's body, lay in repose in East Room of White House"

    • November 23, 1964 "Beatles release ""I Feel Fine"" & ""She's a Woman"""

    • November 23, 1969 "The first space-to-ground news conference was telecast this day. Reporters in Houston submitted written questions to a lieutenant at the Houston NASA base, who read them to astronauts aboard Apollo 12."

    • November 23, 1970 "Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird discloses the November 21U.S. raid on the North Vietnamese prison camp at Son Tay. The raid was conducted almost flawlessly, but no prisoners of war were found in the camp. They had been moved earlier to other locations."

    • November 23, 1971 "The representatives of the People's Republic of China first attended the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, as China's representatives (See China and the United Nations)."

    • November 23, 1976 Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.

    • November 23, 1977 European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral

    • November 23, 1979 "In Dublin, Ireland, Irish Republican Army member Thomas McMahon is sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Lord Mountbatten."

    • November 23, 1980 "4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy"

    • November 23, 1981 "Iran-Contra Affair: Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua."

    • November 23, 1984 Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie throws a game-winning 48-yard Hail Mary pass to Gerard Phelan to defeat the University of Miami Hurricanes 47-45. It is one of the most famous plays in American college football history.

    • November 23, 1984 "The movie ""A Christmas Story"" was released in West Germany"

    • November 23, 1985 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijacked Egyptair jet in Malta

    • November 23, 1985 "Gunmen hijack EgyptAir Flight 648 while en route from Athens to Cairo. When the plane lands in Malta, Egyptian commandos storm the hijacked jetliner, but 60 people die in the raid."

    • November 23, 1985 "Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China"

    • November 23, 1987 "The Chicago Board of Trade took its own precautionary steps, implementing a daily price ceiling on the Major Market Index future, as well as the Institutional Index future"

    • November 23, 1988 South Africa: Botha reprieves Sharpeville Six

    • November 23, 1989 Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines

    • November 23, 1990 "The first all woman expedition to the south pole (3 Americans, 1 Japanese and 12 Russians), sets off from Antarctica on the 1st leg of a 70 day, 1287 kilometre ski trek."

    • November 23, 1991 "Evander Hollyfield retains HW boxing title, KOs Bert Cooper in 7"

    • November 23, 1992 Disney Channel Hannah Montana Star Miley Cyrus's Birthday

    • November 23, 1993 "Rachel Whiteread wins both the 20,000 Turner Prize award for best British modern artist and the 40,000 K Foundation art award for the worst artist of the year."

    • November 23, 1996 "Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 is hijacked, then crashes into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros after running out of fuel, killing 123."

    • November 23, 1996 The Republic of Angola officially joins the World Trade Organization.

    • November 23, 1998 "Agreement between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his rival, prince Norodom Ranariddh."

    • November 23, 2003 Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.

    • November 23, 2004 "World of Warcraft, the award-winning online game by Blizzard, is released and would captivate over 10 million players worldwide by 2008."

    • November 23, 2005 "Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country."

    • November 23, 2007 "A boating accident claims the lives of several contestants in the 2007 Cambodia Tonle Sap competition, including Reuben Kee."

    • November 23, 2007 Australian Retailer Coles Group Ceased Trading Transferring Ownership to Wesfarmers Limited. Making it the most expensive and biggest takeover in Australian history.

    • November 23, 2007 "MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands."

    • November 23, 2009 "21 bodies are discovered so far after a convoy of around 50 people including politicians, journalists and supporters is hijacked by dozens of armed gunmen in Maguindanao, southern Philippines"

    • November 23, 2009 "A second fire at an arms depot plant in Ulyanovsk, Russia, kills at least eight people, 10 days after a previous explosion at the same site."

    • November 23, 2009 "Chinese human rights activist Huang Qi, who campaigned for the parents of the children killed in schools in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, is sentenced to three years in prison for ""illegally holding state secrets"""

    • November 23, 2009 Clashes break out between refugees from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan at an Australian immigration centre on Christmas Island.

    • November 23, 2009 Flooding in Great Britain and Ireland

    • November 23, 2009 "Forty three people, including a local politician and about a dozen journalists, are killed in a massacre in Maguindanao, Philippines."

    • November 23, 2009 India's main opposition BJP party condemns a leaked Liberhan Commission report that implicated opposition figures in the destruction of the Babri Mosque in 1992 by Hindu nationalists.

    • November 23, 2009 Relatives protest about the recent mine disaster in China.

    • November 23, 2009 "Residents in Cockermouth, Cumbria, begin returning to their homes; meanwhile, the search resumes for a missing woman swept away near Brecon, Powys."

    • November 23, 2009 Taoiseach Brian Cowen visits Ireland's worst hit areas in the recent flooding.

    • November 23, 2009 "The family of Jean Charles de Menezes, who was mistakenly shot dead by the Metropolitan Police in London in 2005, reach a compensation deal with police, resolving ""all litigation"" between them."

    • November 23, 2009 "The first atom collisions have taken place in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland."

    • November 23, 2009 The war crimes trial of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia hears its final arguments.

    • November 23, 2009 "The world's largest mass immunisation against yellow fever begins in West Africa, targeting 12 million people."

    • November 23, 2009 "Voters in the Northern Mariana Islands participate in the Commonwealth's first ever gubernatorial runoff election between Governor Benigno Fitial and challenger Heinz Hofschneider. Hofschneider had bested Fitial in the first round by just 8 votes on November 7, the closest gubernatorial election in history."







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