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Monday, November 25, 2013

November 23 - The Day in History

November 23 : General Interest
1936: First issue of Life is published

On November 23, 1936, the first issue of the pictorial magazine Life is published, featuring a cover photo of the Fort Peck Dam by Margaret Bourke-White... read more

American Revolution
1749 : Reluctant Patriot Edward Rutledge is born

1966 : Elvis Presley's "Spinout" opens in U.S. theaters

Civil War
1819 : Union General Benjamin Prentiss is born

Cold War
1981 : Reagan gives CIA authority to establish the Contras

1959 : The Birdman of Alcatraz is allowed a small taste of freedom

1980 : Southern Italy rocked by earthquake

General Interest
1499 : Flemish pretender executed in London
1859 : Billy the Kid born
1876 : "Boss" Tweed delivered to authorities
1979 : IRA member sentenced for Mountbatten's assassination

1990 : Charlie and the Chocolate Factory creator Roald Dahl dies
2012 : Larry Hagman, star of "Dallas" and "I Dream of Jeannie," dies

1874 : Far from the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy, is published

1936 : Blues legend Robert Johnson makes first-ever recording

Old West
1903 : Colorado governor sends militia to Cripple Creek

1804 : Franklin Pierce is born

1984 : BC wins on Hail Mary

Vietnam War
1970 : Laird discloses the details of the Son Tay Raid
1972 : Paris peace talks deadlocked

World War I
1915 : Battle of Ctesiphon in Mesopotamia

World War II
1940 : Romania becomes an Axis "power"


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