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Events and People Who Made History on November 23

12th Century

1165 - Pope Alexander III returns from exile to Rome

14th Century

1334 - St. Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast

16th Century

1556 - King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts
1577 - Water Geuzen under Captain Slope enter Amsterdam
1584 - English parliament throws out Jesuits

18th Century

1700 - Cardinal Francesco Albani elected Pope Clemens XI
1705 - Nicholas Rowe's "Ulysses," premieres in London
1744 - English premier John Carteret resigns
1765 - People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax
1783 - Annapolis Maryland, becomes U.S. capital (until June 1784)

19th Century

1832 - French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium
1834 - Hector Berlioz's "Harold in Italy," premieres
1835 - Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine (Troy New York)
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 and Orchard Knob, Tennessee begins
1863 - Patent granted for a process of making color photographs
1864 - 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 and 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 Sackingen" 1st American production (New York City)
1889 - Debut of 1st jukebox (Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco)
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 - 1st jukebox (Palais Royal Hotel, SF)
1899 - Battle at Belmont, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers

20th Century

1903 - Enrico Caruso U.S. debut (Metropolitan Opera House, New York) in "Rigoletto"
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, 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
1921 - President Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes
1923 - German army commander General Von Seeckt bans NSDAP and KPD
1923 - Germany's Stresemann government falls to SPD
1926 - Noel Coward's "This Was a Man," premieres in New York City
1930 - New York Giant Hap Moran runs 91 yards for a TD from a scrimmage
1931 - Nationally Crisis Committee forms in Hague
1936 - 1st issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce
1936 - Life magazine hit newsstands
1937 - Clifford Odets' "Golden Boy," premieres in New York City
1937 - Emile Janson becomes Belgian premier
1937 - John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men," premieres in New York City
1939 - Nazi Governor of Poland Hans Frank requires Jews to wear a blue star
1940 - 1st edition of illegal "The Truth" publishes
1940 - Romania signs Driemogendheden pact
1941 - German troops conquer Klin, at NW of Moscow
1942 - 3rd and 5th Romanian army corp surrenders
1942 - Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized
1942 - Colonel General Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender
1942 - German 4th and 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad
1942 - Japan bombs 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 - 1st printing of illegal "Warheid"
1943 - British Forces Broadcasting Service begins operation
1943 - Phils owner William D. Cox is permanently banned from baseball for having bet on his own team
1943 - U.S. forces take control of Tarawa, Gilbert Island and Makin from Japanese
1944 - U.S. 7th army under General Patch conquers Straatsburg
1945 - Most U.S. wartime rationing of foods, including meat and 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
1946 - "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater New York City after 79 performances
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 (New York City) 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, Georgia (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 - British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia
1959 - "Fiorello!" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 796 performances
1960 - Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year
1960 - Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd
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 - John F. Kennedy's body, lay in repose in East Room of White House
1963 - Lyndon Baines Johnson proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for John F. Kennedy)
1963 - "Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater New York City after 24 performances
1964 - "Bajour" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 232 performances
1964 - Beatles release "I Feel Fine" and "She's a Woman"
1964 - Vatican abolished Latin as official language of Roman Catholic liturgy
1965 - 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern California (RB)
1965 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966 - Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
1968 - Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love and Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson
1968 - "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth New York City after 36 performances
1970 - KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton/Killeen, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 - China People's Republic seated in United Nations Security Council
1971 - Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement
1974 - 60 Ethiopia government 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 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1977 - European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral
1977 - "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 96 performances
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 and mated for STS-6
1982 - FCC drops limits on duration and frequency of TV ads
1982 - New York Islanders and Minnesota North Stars play to an 8-8 tie
1983 - Soyuz T-9 lands
1983 - U.S.S.R. leave weapon disarmament talks
1984 - Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard touchdown (Hail Mary Pass) to end game and beat Miami 47-45
1984 - Limited-over International cricket debut for Wasim Akram, vs. New Zealand
1984 - Test Cricket debut of David Boon age 23 and Bob Holland age 38 (v WI)
1984 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
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
1990 - Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak vs. WI), scores 0 and 0
1991 - A day before he dies, Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS
1991 - Brigham Young Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season and 15,031 for career
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
1992 - 10,000,000 cellular telephone sold
1992 - "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" opens at Booth New York City for 232 performances
1993 - "Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr New York City for 216 performances
1996 - Irebe Skliva, 18, of Greece, crowned 46th Miss World
1997 - Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship
1997 - Jana Novotna (Czechoslovakia) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ


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