November 23

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1835 – Henry Burden patented his horseshoe manufacturing machine.

1887 – Notre Dame lost its first ever football game to the University of Michigan 8-0.

1889 – The world’s first jukebox was installed in the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco, CA.

1893 – The Detroit Baseball Company, a National League team from 1881-1888 joined the Western League (now the American League).

1936 – “Life” magazine was reborn as a photo magazine and enjoyed instant success.

1945 – The U.S. wartime rationing of most foods ended.

1948 – Dr. Frank G. Back patented the “Zoomar” lens.

1946 – The Mound Metalcraft company changed its name to Tonka Toys Incorporated.

1953 – Pilot Felix Moncla and Lieutenant Robert Wilson disappeared while in pursuit of a mysterious craft over Lake Superior.

1958 – Husband and wife actors Ronald and Nancy Reagan appeared in the GE Theater television production “A Turkey for the President” on CBS.

1963 – The BBC broadcast the first episode of “An Unearthly Child”, the first story from the first series of “Doctor Who”, which is now the longest running science fiction drama.

1964 – In Fort Lauderdale, FL, the International Swimming Hall of Fame was founded.

1976 – Police arrested Jerry Lee Lewis outside the gates of Graceland, in Memphis, TN, after he showed up for the second time that night and made a scene by shouting, waving a pistol and demanding to see Elvis Presley.

1991 – The Sacramento Kings ended the NBA’s longest road losing streak at 43 games.

1992 – The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, was introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, NV.

1995 – Charles Rathbun, free-lance photographer, was booked in Hermosa Beach, CA, for investigation of murder in the disappearance of model Linda Sobek. He was later convicted.

1996 – Digital pets arrived when the Tomagotchi became available in stores.

1998 – Dennis Rodman filed for an annulment from Carmen Electra after just 9 days of marriage. The two were married on November 14, 1998.

1998 – The tobacco industry signed the biggest U.S. civil settlement. It was a $206 billion deal to resolve remaining state claims for treating sick smokers.

1998 – A U.S. federal judge rejected a Virginia county’s effort to block pornography on library computer calling the attempt unconstitutional.

2004 – The “World of Warcraft” video game debuted.

2015 – Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle became the first rocket to successfully fly to space and then return to Earth for a controlled, vertical landing.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Susan Anspach 1942 – Actress (“Five Easy Pieces”, “Play It Again, Sam”, “Blume in Love”)

Bruce Vilanch 1948 – Actor, comedian, writer (TV’s “Hollywood Squares”)

Bruce Hornsby 1954 – Musician

Maxwell Caulfield 1959 – Actor (“Grease 2”, “Empire Records”, TV’s “Dynasty”, “The Colbys”)

John Henton 1960 – Actor (TV’s “The Hughleys”)

Robin Roberts 1960 – TV host/newscaster (TV’s “Good Morning America”)

Salli Richardson 1967 – Actress (“Antwone Fisher”, “Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored”, TV’s “Stitches”, “Eureka”, “Family Law”)

Kelly Brook 1979 – Actress (“Survival Island”, “Piranha 3D”, “School for Seduction”, TV’s “One Big Happy”)

Lucas Grabeel 1984 – Actor, singer (“High School Musical” 1, 2 and 3, “Halloweentown High”, “Return to Halloweentown”)

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi 1987 – TV personality (TV’s “Jersey Shore”)

Miley Ray Cyrus 1992 – Actress, singer (TV’s “Hannah Montana”, movies “The Last Song”, “Bolt”)

 

TODAY IS:

Fibonacci Day

Thanksgiving Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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