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11/23/2022 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - November 23

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Today in History in 1783 Annapolis, Maryland became the United States Capital until June 1784; and in 1963 “Doctor Who” the long-running British sci-fi series debuted.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 800 - Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.
  • 1644 - Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, written by John Milton is published.
  • 1783 - Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)
  • 1909 - Wright Brothers forms million dollar corp to manufacture airplanes
  • 1936 - 1st issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce is published
  • 1963 - "Doctor Who" the long-running British sci-fi series debuts
  • 1963 - JFK's body lay in repose in East Room of White House
  • 1963 - LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)
  • 2005 - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.
  • 2007 - MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1804 - Franklin Pierce, Hillsboro NH, (D) 14th Pres (1853-1857)
  • 1819 - Josiah Dwight Whitney, Northampton Massachusetts, American Geologist who led the California Geological Survey (Mount Whitney and Whitney Glacier are named for him)
  • 1859 - Billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], NYC, frontier outlaw, (d. 1881)
  • 1992 - Miley Cyrus, Nashville, Tennessee, actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb)

Famous Weddings

  • 1940 - RAF pilot Guy Gibson (22) weds show dancer and actress Eve Moore in Penarth’s Anglican Church
  • 1955 - Physicist William Shockley (45) weds psychiatric nurse Emmy Lanning
  • 1963 - "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (39) weds Lena Horne's daughter Gail Jones
  • 1983 - "Ordinary People" actress Mary Tyler Moore (46) weds Dr. Robert Levine at the Pierre Hotel in New York City
  • 1990 - Model Cheryl Tiegs marries actor Tony Peck
  • 1996 - Actor and comedian Chris Rock (31) weds founder and executive director of StyleWorks  Malaak Compton
  • 2004 - "Penn and Teller" magician Penn Jillette (49) weds TV producer Emily Zolten at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2007 - Actress and model Jaime King (28) weds director Kyle Newman (31) at Greystone Park and Manor in Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

  • 1902 - Walter Reed, US bacteriologist (Yellow Fever), dies
  • 1979 - Merle Oberon, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), dies at 68
  • 1982 - "Reverend" Grady Nutt, actor (Hee Haw), dies at 47
  • 1990 - Roald Dahl, British short story author (Sweet Mystery of Life), dies at 74
  • 1992 - Ray Acuff, country singer (Wahbash Cannonball), dies
  • 2012 - Larry Hagman, American actor, dies from complications from throat cancer at 81

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