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.

Notable Events

1499
Perkin Warbeck, who impersonated the youngest son of King Edward IV, was executed by King Henry VII.
1765
Frederick County, Md., repudiated the British Stamp Act.
1785
John Hancock was elected president of the Continental Congress for the second time.
1848
The Female Medical Educational Society was established.
1863
Fighting begins in the Battle of Chattanooga setting the stage for Union General William Sherman's triumphant March to the Sea.
1876
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.
1889
The first jukebox was played, in San Francisco at the Palais Royale Saloon.
1903
Singer Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in ''Rigoletto.''
1909
The Wright brothers formed a corporation for the commercial manufacture of their airplanes.
1919
The first play-by-play football game radio broadcast took place during the Texas A&M - Texas game.
1921
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.
1936
Life magazine, created by Henry R. Luce, was first published.
1942
The Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary was authorized.
1943
U.S. forces seized control of the Tarawa and Makin atolls from the Japanese during World War II.
1945
With the end of WWII all rationing stops in the United States, with the exception of sugar.
1963
Lyndon B Johnson is the new president of the USA following Kennedy's assassination.
1971
The People's Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council.
1973
Representative Yvonne Burke gives birth to a daughter, Autumn Roxanne Burke, becoming the first member of Congress to become a mother while in office.
1980
A series of earthquakes devastated southern Italy, killing some 4,800 people.
1984
Almost 1,000 passengers are trapped in smoke-filled tunnels for three hours after a fire at Oxford Circus underground station.
1995
The Bosnian Serbs accepted a peace plan proposed during talks in Dayton, Ohio, to end the four years of conflict in the former Yugoslavia.
1996
At least 100 passengers die after a hijacked passenger jet runs out of fuel and crashes into the Indian Ocean.
2001
The United Nations war crimes tribunal said it would put former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic on trial for genocide in Bosnia.
2002
Miss World organizers cancel the controversial beauty pageant that has sparked violence among Christians and Muslims.
2004
Dan Rather announced that he would step down as anchorman of "The CBS Evening News" in March 2005.

Notable Births

1804
Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, was born in Hillsboro, N.H.
1859
William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid), outlaw
1887
Boris Karloff (William Henry Pratt), British-born actor
1888
Harpo Marx (Adolph Marx/Arthur Marx), American comedian.
1925
José Napoleón Duarte, El Salvadoran president (1984-89).
1933
Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer
1956
Shane Gould, Australian swimmer who won three gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in 1972 Summer Olympics.

Notable Deaths

1941
P.C. Wren, British novelist.
1979
Merle Oberon, British film actress, who was born in Bombay, India.