Historical Events on November 23

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800 Charlemagne arrives in Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne
Holy Roman Emperor
Charlemagne
  • 1165 Pope Alexander III returns from exile to Rome
  • 1227 Polish Prince Leszek I the White is assassinated at an assembly of Polish dukes at Gąsawa
  • 1248 Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile after the city capitulates
  • 1334 St Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast
  • 1499 Flemish pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from Tower of London. Invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV

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1556 King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1577 Water Geuzen under Captain Slope enters Amsterdam
  • 1584 English parliament expels Jesuits

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1644 Areopagitica, a pamphlet by John Milton, decrying censorship, is published.

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

Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher Blaise Pascal
Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher
Blaise Pascal
  • 1700 Cardinal Francesco Albani elected Pope Clemens XI
  • 1705 Nicholas Rowe's play "Ulysses" premieres in London
  • 1765 People of Frederick County, Maryland, refuse to pay British Stamp tax
  • 1783 Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)
  • 1832 French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium

  • 1834 Hector Berlioz's "Harold in Italy" premieres
  • 1835 Henry Burden patents horseshoe manufacturing machine (Troy, NY)
  • 1844 Independence of the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark.
  • 1848 Female Medical Educational Society forms in Boston
  • 1852 Just past midnight, a sharp jolt likely caused by heavy rains causes Lake Merced, California, to drop 30 feet (9m)
  • 1863 Battle of Chattanooga & Orchard Knob, TN, begins
  • 1863 Patent granted for a process of making color photographs
  • 1864 -25] Battle at Ball's Ferry Georgia (30 casualties)
  • 1867 The Manchester Martyrs are hung at Salford Gaol, Manchester, England for shooting a police officer
  • 1868 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process
  • 1869 In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched - one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving
  • 1876 Columbia, Harvard & Princeton form Intercollegiate Football Association
  • 1885 Amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united
  • 1887 Notre Dame loses its 1st football game 8-0 to Michigan
  • 1887 Opera "Trumpeter of Säckingen" 1st American production (NYC)
  • 1889 Debut of 1st jukebox (Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco)
  • 1890 King William III of the Netherlands dies (b. 1817) without a male heir and a special law passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to inherit.
  • 1890 General elections in Italy.
  • 1892 Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed
  • 1892 Pierre de Coubertin launches plan for modern Olympic Games at the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques AGM
  • 1897 Andrew J Beard invents "jerry coupler" to connect railroad cars
  • 1897 Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love
  • 1899 Battle at Belmont, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers
  • 1903 Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in "Rigoletto"
  • 1903 Colorado Governor James Peabody sends the state militia into the town of Cripple Creek to break up a miners' strike.

USA1st US Olympic Games

1904 3rd modern Olympic Games closes in St Louis, the 1st held in the U.S.
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  • 1905 Henry Watson Furness, an Indiana physican, named US minister to Haiti
  • 1906 Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy
  • 1909 7.17" (18.2 cm) of rainfall, Rattlesnake Creek, Idaho (state record)
  • 1909 Wright Brothers form million dollar corporation to manufacture airplanes
  • 1911 Post Hospital at Presidio, San Francisco, renamed Letterman General Hospital
  • 1912 Hamilton Alerts suspended by ORFU for refusing to field a full team in a replay of a protested game
  • 1913 Jim Larkin and James Connolly establish the Irish Citizens Army in order to protect strikers
  • 1914 The US Army withdraws from Mexico.
  • 1915 On the Tigris River in Mesopotamia, the Battle of Ctesiphon between Allied and Turkish forces enters its second day

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1921 US President Warren G. Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 1923 German army commander General Von Seeckt bans NSDAP & KPD
  • 1923 Germany's Stresemann government falls to SPD

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1923 Cecil B. DeMille's first version of "The Ten Commandments" premieres in the USA

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • 1926 Noel Coward's "This Was a Man" premieres in NYC
  • 1930 NY Giant Hap Moran runs 91 yards for a TD from a scrimmage
  • 1931 Nationally Crisis Committee forms in Hague
  • 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.
  • 1936 1st issue of Life picture magazine created by Henry R Luce published
  • 1937 Clifford Odets' "Golden Boy" premieres in NYC
  • 1937 Emile Janson becomes Belgian premier

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1937 John Steinbeck's "Of Mice & Men" premieres in NYC

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1939 Nazi Govrnor of Poland Hans Frank requires Jews to wear a blue star

Lawyer Hans Frank
Lawyer
Hans Frank
  • 1940 1st edition of illegal "The Truth" publishes
  • 1940 Romania signs Tripartite Pact
  • 1940 SD arrested resistance fighter Bernard Iron wire
  • 1941 German troops conquer Klin, at NW of Moscow
  • 1942 3rd & 5th Romanian army corps surrenders
  • 1942 US Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized
  • 1942 German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad
  • 1942 Japanese bombing of Port Darwin, Australia

World RecordPoon Lim's 133 Day South Atlantic Odyssey

1942 Chinese steward Poon Lim begins 133 days adrift after British ship SS Benlomond torpedoed by german U-boat and he is the sole survivor
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  • 1942 Soviet 21st Army recaptures Kalatsj at Don
  • 1943 1st printing of illegal "Warheid"
  • 1943 British Forces Broadcasting Service begins operations
  • 1943 US forces take control of Tarawa, Gilbert Island & Makin from Japanese
  • 1943 Philadelphia Phillies owner William D Cox is permanently banned from baseball for having bet on his own team
  • 1944 US 7th army under General Patch conquers Straatsburg
  • 1945 Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends
  • 1946 "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • 1946 French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000
  • 1946 The Workers Party of South Korea is founded
  • 1947 French government of Schumann forms

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1947 Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • 1948 Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects
  • 1950 Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony" premieres
  • 1953 KVFD (now KTIN) TV channel 21 in Ft Dodge, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 WJBF TV channel 6 in Augusta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.
  • 1955 Britain transfers the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean to Australia
  • 1956 Vladimir Kuts of the Soviet Union runs Olympic record 28:45.6 to win the 10,000m at the Melbourne Olympics; later also wins 5,000m gold
  • 1959 "Fiorello!" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 796 performances
  • 1960 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1960 Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St
  • 1960 Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched
  • 1962 Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL's MVP
  • 1963 Debut of "Doctor Who" the long-running British sci-fi series
  • 1963 "Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • 1963 Horatio Alger Society founded

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1963 JFK's body lay in repose in East Room of White House

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

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1963 LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1964 "Bajour" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • 1964 Beatles release "I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman"
  • 1965 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern Cal (RB)
  • 1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1966 Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • 1968 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth NYC after 36 performances
  • 1968 Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson

Music releaseMusic Single

1970 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single in the US

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1970 KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton/Killeen, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting

  • 1970 Arthur Young resigns as Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
  • 1971 China People's Republic seated in UN Security Council
  • 1971 Danny Murtaugh, manager of MLB world champions Pittsburgh Pirates, announces his retirement
  • 1973 Arab summit conference adopts open and secret resolutions on the use of the oil weapons; embargo extended to Portugal, Rhodesia, and South Africa
  • 1974 60 Ethiopia government officials executed
  • 1974 Alexis Argüello of Nicaragua knocks out Mexican defending champion Rubén Olivares in the 13th round at the Forum in Inglewood, California, to claim the WBA world featherweight boxing title
  • 1975 CFL Grey Cup, McMahon Field, Calgary: Edmonton Eskimos defeat Montreal Alouettes, 9-8; just the 3rd Grey Cup in which no TDs scored; game-time temperature -15 degrees Celsius, with a 25-kph wind
  • 1975 Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
  • 1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1976 Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100m undersea without breathing equipment.
  • 1977 "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 96 performances
  • 1977 European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral

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1979 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • 1980 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
  • 1980 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos 3rd straight title; outclass Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10
  • 1980 National Black Independent Party forms

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1981 President Reagan vetoes House Joint Resolution 357 which called for further appropriations for fiscal year 1982

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1982 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB & mated for STS-6
  • 1982 FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads
  • 1982 NY Islanders & Minn North Stars play to an 8-8 tie
  • 1983 Soyuz T-9 lands
  • 1983 USSR leaves weapon disarmament talks
  • 1984 Limited-over international cricket debut for Wasim Akram for Pakistan, v New Zealand
  • 1984 Test Cricket debuts of Australians David Boon aged 23 & Bob Holland aged 38 (v WI)
  • 1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984 Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45

Film release premierFilm Premier

1984 "A Christmas Carol" directed by Clive Donner starring George C. Scott premieres in the UK

  • 1985 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijack Egyptair jet in Malta
  • 1985 Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China
  • 1986 Second WTA Tour Championship of the year; change of tennis schedule; Martina Navratilova wins 5th straight and 8th overall title with 7–6, 6–3, 6–2 win over Steffi Graf in NYC
  • 1987 German tennis star Steffi Graf claims her first WTA Tour Championship with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-4 win over Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1988 France performs nuclear test
  • 1988 Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal
  • 1988 Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract
  • 1988 President Reagan announces that he is pocket-vetoing a bill designed to further restrict lobbying by former federal employees.
  • 1989 Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines
  • 1989 Xenophon Zolotas is sworn in as premier of Greece

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1989 The "Bounty Bowl": Philadelphia Eagles defeat Dallas Cowboys 27-0 at Thanksgiving in an ill-tempered game, after which Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson accuses Eagles coach Buddy Ryan of placing bounties on players

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 1990 Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak v WI), scores 0 & 0

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1991 Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS the day before he dies

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1991 Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1991 Martin Lopez-Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:56.57)
  • 1991 Sacramento Kings ends NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games
  • 1991 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Lorrie Nichols
  • 1991 Brigham Young Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season & 15,031 for career
  • 1992 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" opens at Booth NYC for 232 performances
  • 1992 10,000,000 cellular telephone sold
  • 1993 "Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1993 "Doggystyle" debut album by Snoop Doggy Dogg is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1994)

Rapper Snoop Dogg
Rapper
Snoop Dogg
  • 1996 Irene Skliva, 18, of Greece, crowned 46th Miss World
  • 1996 The Republic of Angola officially joins the World Trade Organization.
  • 1997 Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship
  • 1997 Czech tennis No. 1 Jana Novotná wins WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC; beats Mary Pierce of France 7–6, 6–2, 6–3
  • 1998 Agreement between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his rival, prince Norodom Ranariddh.
  • 2001 Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2001 53rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • 2003 Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.
  • 2003 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Moscow, Russia: Amélie Mauresmo beats American Meghann Shaughnessy 6-2, 6-1 to give France an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 4-1) and their second title
  • 2004 World of Warcraft, multiplayer online role-playing video game released, world's most subscribed game

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2005 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, is elected president of Liberia, the first woman to lead an African country

Africa's First Elected Female Head of State Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Africa's First Elected Female Head of State
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
  • 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.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2008 35th American Music Awards: Rihanna & Chris Brown win

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown
  • 2008 97th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Mar del Plata (3-1)
  • 2008 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Calgary Stampeders beat Montreal Alouettes, 22-14; 66,308 2nd-highest attended Grey Cup game in history
  • 2008 Economists at the University of Hawaii report that the state entered recession in the previous quarter based on the drop in tourist figures and growing unemployment, with 8,800 jobs expected to be cut in 2009
  • 2009 Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
  • 2009 Susan Boyle releases her debut album “I Dreamed a Dream” (biggest selling album worldwide 2009, 2010 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • 2010 The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.
  • 2011 Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.
  • 2012 JR Tokai unveil a maglev LO train prototype capable of travelling up to 500km per hour

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2013 Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the WBO welterweight title

  • 2013 "The Day of the Doctor" 50th anniversary episode of "Doctor Who" screens on BBC One, 1st episode to feature 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi
  • 2014 A suicide bomber kills 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan
  • 2014 An adviser to the Kenyan president says the slaughter of 28 people on a bus by the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab is intended to create a religious war in the country
  • 2014 A magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes central Japan

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2014 Republicans condemn US President Obama's use of executive powers to force through immigration reform

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2014 Mass protests in Mexico by relatives of 43 missing Mexican students, who the authorities say were murdered by a drugs gang
  • 2014 Magnus Carlsen defends his World Chess Championship title after defeating Vishy Anand
  • 2014 103rd Davis Cup: Switzerland beats France in Lille (3-1), winning the Davis Cup for the first time

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2014 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit to clinch his second World F1 Drivers title 67 points from team mate Nico Rosberg

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton

Music awardsMusic Awards

2014 41st American Music Awards: One Direction, Sam Smith and Katy Perry win

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles
Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik
  • 2015 President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia bans female genital mutilation

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2015 Lydia Ko (18) of New Zealand wins women's LPGA Player of the Year and retains the Race to the CME Globe title worth $1 million

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko
  • 2017 Papua New Guinea Police storm Manus Island refugee camp, forcibly removing asylum seekers
  • 2017 Brazilian footballer Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for rape in Italy

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2018 Phil Mickelson claims $9m winner-takes-all prize in dramatic matchplay golf duel with Tiger Woods, finishing under floodlights in Las Vegas; match goes to 22nd hole before Mickelson sinks 4-foot putt for rich victory

  • 2018 US Federal Climate report finds climate change will reduce economy by 10% by 2100 with $141 billion cost from heat-related deaths, $118 billion from sea level rise
  • 2018 Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana apologize for culturally insensitive video and media posts insulting Chinese culture, cancel Shanghai fashion show