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November 23 - Today in History
By Staff
Nov 23, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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1165 - Pope Alexander III returns from exile to Rome
1249 - Ajjoeb, sultan of Egypt, dies
1334 - St Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast
1457 - Ladislaus V Posthumus, king of Hungary/Bohemia, dies at 17
1556 - King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts
1577 - Water Geuzen under capt Slope enter Amsterdam
1584 - English parliament throws out Jesuits
1700 - Cardinal Francesco Albani elected Pope Clemens XI
1744 - English premier John Carteret resigns
1765 - People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax
1783 - Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)
1814 - Elbridge Gerry, US merchant/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 70
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)
1848 - Female Medical Educational Society forms in Boston
1852 - Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30' (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)
1868 - Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process
1871 - Railway bridge over Dutch Deep opens
1876 - Columbia, Harvard & Princeton form Intercollegiate Football Assn
1885 - Amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united
1887 - Notre Dame loses its first football game 8-0 to Michigan
1889 - Debut of first jukebox (Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco)
1890 - Willem III, King of Netherland (1849-1890), dies at 73
1892 - Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed
1892 - P de Coubertin launches plan for Modern Olympic Games
1897 - Andrew J Beard invents "jerry coupler," to connect railroad cars
1897 - Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love
1899 - First jukebox (Palais Royal Hotel, SF)
1899 - Battle at Belmont, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers
1902 - Walter Reed, US bacteriologist (Yellow Fever), dies
1904 - 3rd Olympic games close in St Louis
1905 - Henry Watson Furness, an Indiana physican, named minister of Haiti
1906 - Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy
1909 - 7.17" (18.2 cm) of rainfall, Rattlesnake Creek, Idaho (state rec)
1909 - Wright Brothers forms million dollar corp to manufacture airplanes
1911 - Post Hospital at Presidio, SF renamed Letterman General Hospital
1912 - Hamilton Alerts suspended by ORFU for refusing to field a full team in a replay of a protested game
1921 - President Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes
1923 - German army commander Gen Von Seeckt bans NSDAP & KPD
1923 - Germany's Stresemann government falls to SPD
1930 - NY Giant Hap Moran runs 91 yards for a TD from a scrimmage
1931 - Nationally Crisis Committee forms in Hague
1936 - First issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce
1936 - Life magazine hit newsstands
1937 - Emile Janson becomes Belgian premier
1939 - Nazi Governor of Poland, Hans Frank, requires Jews to wear a blue star
1940 - First edition of illegal "The Truth" publishes
1940 - Romania signs Driemogendheden pact
1940 - SD arrested resistance fighter Bernard Iron wire
1941 - German troops conquer Klin, at NW of Moscow
1942 - 3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders
1942 - Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized
1942 - Col-gen Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender
1942 - German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad
1942 - Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia
1942 - Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat is torpedoed
1942 - Russian 21st Army recaptures Kalatsj at Don
1942 - Steward Poon Lim begins floating in a raft 133 days
1943 - First printing of illegal "Warheid"
1943 - British Forces Broadcasting Service begins operation
1943 - US forces take control of Tarawa, Gilbert Island & Makin from Japs
1943 - Phils owner William D Cox is permanently banned from baseball for having bet on his own team
1944 - US 7th army under Gen Patch conquers Straatsburg
1945 - Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends
1946 - 34th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 28-6
1946 - French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000
1947 - French government of Schumann, forms
1947 - Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)
1948 - Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects
1955 - British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia
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 - "Doctor Who," the long-running British sci-fi series debuts in England
1963 - Horatio Alger Society founded
1963 - JFK's body, lay in repose in East Room of White House
1963 - LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)
1964 - Beatles release "I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman"
1964 - Vatican abolished Latin as official language of Roman Catholic liturgy
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 - Milwaukee Bucks make their first NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson
1970 - Yusuf Bin Ishak, president of Singapore 1965-70, dies at about 60
1971 - China People's Republic seated in UN Security Council
1971 - Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement
1974 - 60 Ethiopia govt officials executed
1975 - 63rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 9-8
1975 - Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
1975 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Greater Ft Myers Golf Classic
1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 - European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral
1979 - Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks
1980 - 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
1980 - 68th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10
1980 - National Black Independent Party forms
1982 - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB & mated for STS-6
1982 - FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads
1982 - NY Islanders & Minnesota North Stars play to an 8-8 tie
1983 - Soyuz T-9 lands
1983 - USSR leave weapon disarmament talks
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
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
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
1989 - Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines
1989 - Xenophobia Zolotas sworn in as premier of Greece
1990 - Model Cheryl Tiegs marries actor Tony Peck
1991 - A day before he dies, Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS
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
1996 - Irebe Skliva, 18, of Greece, crowned 46th Miss World
1997 - Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship
1997 - Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ
1998 - Dennis Rodman filed for an annulment from Carmen Electra
1998 - The tobacco industry signed the biggest U.S.civil settlement. It was a $206-billion deal to resolve remaining state claims for treating sick smokers
1998 - A U.S. federal judge rejected a Virginia county's effort to block pornography on library computer calling the attempt unconstitutional.
2001 - A crowd of 87,555 people watched the Texas Longhorns beat the Texas A&M Aggies 21-7. The crowd was the largest to see a football game in Texas

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