Today in history
Today is Tuesday, November 23, the 327th day of 2021. There are 38 days left in the year.
Today’s highlight in history:
On November 23, 1971, the People’s Republic of China sat on the UN Security Council.
To this date :
In 1889, the first jukebox debuted in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon. (The coin-operated device consisted of four listening tubes attached to an Edison phonograph.)
In 1903, Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in “Rigoletto”.
In 1914, the US military occupation of Veracruz, Mexico, which lasted for seven months, ended.
In 1936, Life, the photojournalism magazine created by Henry R. Luce (loos), was published for the first time.
In 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed November 25 a national day of mourning following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
In 1980, some 2,600 people were killed in a series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy.
In 1992, country music star Roy Acuff died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 89.
In 1996, a requisitioned Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the water off the Comoros Islands, killing 125 of the 175 people on board, including the three hijackers.
In 2000, in a setback for Al Gore, the Florida Supreme Court refused to order Miami-Dade County officials to resume manual counting of his ballots on election day. Meanwhile, lawyers for Gore have argued in a brief filed with the United States Supreme Court that the High Court should stay out of the Florida election controversy.
In 2003, five US soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Edouard Chevardnadze (sheh-vahrd-NAHD’-zeh) resigned from his post as President of Georgia in the face of protests.
In 2006, former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko (leet-vee-NYEN’-koh) died in London from radiation poisoning after making a deathbed statement accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In 2008, the government unveiled a bold plan to rescue Citigroup, pumping $ 20 billion in fees into the ailing company and securing hundreds of billions of dollars in risky assets.
Ten years ago: Yemen’s authoritarian president Ali Abdullah Saleh (AH’-lee ahb-DUH’-luh sah-LEH ‘) agreed to step down amid fierce uprising to oust him after 33 years in power .
Five years ago: President-elect Donald Trump selected two Republican women who had unflattering things to say about him during the campaign: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to serve as US Ambassador to the United States United Nations and Charter School Advocate Betsy DeVos to head the Department of Education. Two young people set fire to Great Smoky Mountains National Park; the blaze spread through the Gatlinburg, Tennessee area, merging with others, killing 14 people and up to $ 2 billion in damage. Ralph Branca, the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who abandoned Bobby Thomson’s famous “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” in 1951, has died in Rye Brook, New York, at the age of 90.
A year ago: the federal government recognized Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the November 3 election, officially beginning the transition of power; President Donald Trump has consistently refused to concede and vowed to continue a legal battle after General Service Administrator Emily Murphy gave Biden the green light to coordinate with federal agencies ahead of his inauguration. Michigan certified Biden’s victory in Battlefield State. Drugmaker AstraZeneca said late stage testing has shown its COVID-19 vaccine to be highly effective. David Dinkins, who in 1990 became New York’s first black mayor, has died at the age of 93.
Today’s birthdays: actor Franco Nero is 80 years old. Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (ES’-tur-hahs) is 77 years old. Actor and comedy writer Bruce Vilanch is 74 years old. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., is 71. Singer Bruce Hornsby is 67. Former Senator Mary Landrieu (LAN’-droo), D-La., Is 66. Actor Maxwell Caulfield is 62. Actor John Henton is 61 years old. TV personality Robin Roberts (“Good Morning America”) is 61. Rock singer – Musician Ken Block (Sister Hazel) is 55 years old. Actor Salli Richardson-Whitfield is 54 years old. Actor Oded Fehr (OH’-dehd fayr) is 51 years old. Rapper-actor Kurupt (Tha Dogg Pound) is 49 years old. Actor Page Kennedy is 45 years old. Actor Kelly Brook is 42 years old. Actor Lucas Grabeel (GRAY’-beel) is 37 years old. TV personality Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is 34 years old. Actress and singer Miley Cyrus is 29 years old. Actress Olivia Keville (TV: “Splitting Up Together”) is 19 years old.
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