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Today in History - November 23rd
1863 - On this day in history, the Battle of Chattanooga & Orchard Knob, TN, began.
1889 - The first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon.
1909 - Today in history, the Wright Brothers formed a million-dollar corporation to manufacture airplanes.
1936 - The first issue of
magazine hit the newsstands.
1937 - On this day in history, John Steinbeck's "Of Mice & Men," premiered in NYC.
1942 - The Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) was authorized.
1945 - Today in history, U.S. wartime food rationing, of meat, butter, and other foods, ended.
1954 - For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.
1963 - Today in history, JFK's body, was laid in repose in East Room of White House.
1964 - The Vatican abolished Latin as the official language of Roman-Catholic liturgy.
1980 - On this day in history, The National Black Independent Party was formed.
SCIENCE, INVENTIONS, PATENTS - Today in History, November 23rd
1835 - Henry Burden patented horseshoe manufacturing machine (Troy NY).
1863 - Today in history, a patent was granted for a process of making color photographs.
1897 - The pencil sharpener was patented by J. L Love.
SPORTS - Today in History, November 23rd
1876 - On this day in history, Columbia, Harvard and Princeton formed the Intercollegiate Football Association
1887 - Notre Dame lost its first football game 8-0 to Michigan.
1904 - Today in history, the third Olympic Games closed in St Louis.
MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, November 23rd
1903 - Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in "Rigoletto."
1959 - On this day in history, The musical "Fiorello!" opened on Broadway.
1964 - The Rolling Stones showed up late for the BBC radio shows, "Top Gear" and "Saturday Club" and are banned by the BBC.
1972 - The musical "Pippin" opened, today in history.
1979 - On this day in history, Marianne Faithful was arrested at Oslo Airport in Norway for possession of marijuana.
1979 - Pink Floyd's "The Wall" was released and sold 6 million copies in 2 weeks.
1990 - Today in history, MTV banned Madonna's "Justify My Love" video.
1991- A day before he died, Freddie Mercury, 45, confirmed he had AIDS.
1993 - Metallica's album "Garage Inc." was released worldwide.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - November 23rd
Harpo Marx 1888
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