Events, Births and Deaths Happening on this Date
Monday, November 23, 2020
Today is the 328th day of 2020. There are 37 days left in this year.
Perkin Warbeck, who impersonated the youngest son of King Edward IV, was executed by King Henry VII.
Frederick County, Md., repudiated the British Stamp Act.
John Hancock was elected president of the Continental Congress for the second time.
The Female Medical Educational Society was established.
Fighting begins in the Battle of Chattanooga setting the stage for Union General William Sherman's triumphant March to the Sea.
William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, leader of New York City's corrupt Tammany Hall political organization during the 1860s, was turned in to authorities in New York City after his capture in Spain.
The first jukebox was played, in San Francisco at the Palais Royale Saloon.
Singer Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in ''Rigoletto.''
The Wright brothers formed a corporation for the commercial manufacture of their airplanes.
The first play-by-play football game radio broadcast took place during the Texas A&M - Texas game.
U.S. President Warren Harding signed the Willis Campell Act, better known as the anti-beer bill. It forbade doctors to prescribe beer or liquor for medicinal purposes, which was a loophole in Prohibition.
Life magazine, created by Henry R. Luce, was first published.
The Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary was authorized.
U.S. forces seized control of the Tarawa and Makin atolls from the Japanese during World War II.
With the end of WWII all rationing stops in the United States, with the exception of sugar.
Lyndon B Johnson is the new president of the USA following Kennedy's assassination.
The People's Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council.
Representative Yvonne Burke gives birth to a daughter, Autumn Roxanne Burke, becoming the first member of Congress to become a mother while in office.
A series of earthquakes devastated southern Italy, killing some 4,800 people.
Almost 1,000 passengers are trapped in smoke-filled tunnels for three hours after a fire at Oxford Circus underground station.
The Bosnian Serbs accepted a peace plan proposed during talks in Dayton, Ohio, to end the four years of conflict in the former Yugoslavia.
At least 100 passengers die after a hijacked passenger jet runs out of fuel and crashes into the Indian Ocean.
The United Nations war crimes tribunal said it would put former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic on trial for genocide in Bosnia.
Miss World organizers cancel the controversial beauty pageant that has sparked violence among Christians and Muslims.
Dan Rather announced that he would step down as anchorman of "The CBS Evening News" in March 2005.
Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, was born in Hillsboro, N.H.
William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid), outlaw
Boris Karloff (William Henry Pratt), British-born actor
Harpo Marx (Adolph Marx/Arthur Marx), American comedian.
José Napoleón Duarte, El Salvadoran president (1984-89).
Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer
Shane Gould, Australian swimmer who won three gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in 1972 Summer Olympics.
P.C. Wren, British novelist.
Merle Oberon, British film actress, who was born in Bombay, India.