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Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of November 23:

912 Otto I (the Great) German king, Holy Roman emperor (962-73)
1221 Alfonso X (the Wise) king of Castile & Leon (1252)
1553 Prospero Alpini Italy, botanist/physician (De Medocoma Aegyptorum)
1749 Edward Rutledge (Gov-SC) signed Declaration of Independence
1804 Franklin Pierce 14th President (1853-1857)
1837 Javan der Waals Holland, physicist (Cont of Liquid & Gaseous States)
1859 Billy the Kid [William H Bonney], criminal
1860 Karl Branting Sweden, statesman/diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)
1862 Alberto Williams Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Etrerno Reposo)
1876 Manuel de Falla C diz Spain, composer (El Amor Brujo)
1883 Jose Clemente Orozco Mexico, painter (Epic of Culture in New World)
1887 Boris Karloff [William H Pratt], Dulwich England, actor (Frankenstein)
1888 Harpo Marx [Adolph] NYC, actor/comedian (Marx brothers)
1894 Ture Persson Sweden, sprinter (Olympic-silver-1912)
19-- Dave Ellefson rock bassist (Megadeth-Rust in Peace)
19-- George Deloy Uruguay, actor (Ken-St Elsewhere, 9 to 5, Gen Hospital)
19-- Jerry verDorn actor (Ross-Guiding Light)
19-- Lucinda Fisher East Bourne UK, actress (One Life to Live)
1903 Victor Jory actor (Gone with the Wind, Papillon, Dodge City)
1915 Ellen Drew [Terry Ray], Kansas City MO, actress (Isle of Dead)
1915 John Dehner Staten Is NY, actor (Big Hawaii, Bare Essence)
1917 George O'Hanlon Brooklyn NY, actor (Calvin-Life of Riley, George Jetson)
1917 Michael Gough Malaya, actor (Search for the Nile)
1920 Paul Celan Romanian poet (Collected Prose)
1926 Don Gordon Los Angeles CA, actor (Prentiss-Lucan)
1928 Jerry Bock US, Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof)
1930 Robert Easton Milwaukee, actor (Someone Up There Likes Me)
1930 William E Brock (Sen-D- )/US Secretary of Labor (1985-87)
1931 Yevgeni Grischin USSR, 500m/1500m speed skater (Oly-gold-1956, 60)
1933 Hayes Jenkins US, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1956)
1933 Krzysztof Penderecki Debica Poland, composer (Hiroshima Threnody)
1935 Vladislav N Volkov cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11)
1938 Oscar Robertson NBA guard (Cin, Milwaukee, Olympic-gold-1960)
1939 Susan Anspach NYC, actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Blume in Love)
1940 Gosta Pettersson Sweden, cyclist (Olympic-silver-1968)
1943 Andrew Goodman civil rights worker, murdered in 1964
1945 Steve Landesberg Bronx NY, comedian/actor (Barney Miller)
1951 Bernd Landvoigt German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)
1951 David Rappaport London England, 3'11" actor (Wizard, Time Bandits)
1951 Jorg Landvoigt German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)
1952 Francie Larrieu Smith US, track runner (AAU 1 mile-1979)
1956 Michael Brainard LA, actor (Joey Martin-All My Children)
1956 Shane Gould Australia, 200m/400m freestyle swimmer (Oly-gold-1972)
1958 David Wallace Miami, actor (General Hospital, Babysitter, Humongus)
1959 Maxwell Caulfield Derbyshire England, actor (Miles-The Colbys)
1964 Boyd Kestner actor (Outsiders)

Deaths which occurred on November 23:

1914 Elbrige Gerry VP (of Gerrymander fame), dies at 70
1962 Gloria Gordon actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 81
1972 Marie Wilson actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56
1973 Paul Newlan actor (Capt Grey-M Squad)
1976 Andre Malraux France, novelist/art historian/puplic office. ("The Voices of Silence"), dies at 75
1979 Merle Oberon actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), dies at 68
1982 Rev Grady Nutt actor (Hee Haw), dies at 47
1990 Bo Diaz catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish, at 37
1990 Roald Dahl British short story writer, dies at 74
1991 Freddie Mercury lead singer of Queen, dies of aids at 46


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On this day...

1765 People of Frederick County MD refuse to pay England's Stamp tax
1832 French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium
1835 Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine, Troy, NY
1848 Female Medical Educational Society founded in Boston
1852 Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30' (9m)
1863 Battle of Chattanooga begins
1863 Patent granted for a process of making color photographs
1868 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process
1876 Columbia, Harvard & Princeton form Intercollegiate Football Association
1887 Notre Dame loses its 1st football game 8-0 to Michigan
1887 The opera "The Trumpeter of Suckingen" 1st American production (NYC)
1899 1st jukebox (Palais Royal Hotel, San Francisco)
1903 Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in "Rigoletto"
1904 3rd Olympic games close in St Louis
1905 Henry Watson Furness, an Indiana physician, named minister of Haiti
1909 18.2 cm (7.17") of rainfall, Rattlesnake Creek, Idaho (state record)
1911 Post Hospital at Presidio, San Francisco renamed Letterman General Hospital
1930 NY Giant Hap Moran runs 91 yards for a TD from a scrimmage
1936 1st issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce
1942 Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized
1942 Steward Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat was torpedoed
1943 US forces seized control of Tarawa & Makin from Japanese
1947 Wash Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)
1948 Lens to provide zoom effects patented-FG Back
1955 British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia
1959 "Fiorello!" premiers on Broadway
1960 Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched
1963 Horatio Alger Society founded
1963 JFK's body, lay in repose in East Room of White House
1964 Beatles release "I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman"
1968 Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson
1971 China People's Republic seated in UN Security Council
1975 Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
1977 European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral
1980 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
1982 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB and mated for STS-6
1982 NY Islanders & Minnesota North Stars play to an 8-8 tie
1985 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijacked Egyptair jet in Malta
1985 Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China
1988 South Africa: Botha reprieves Sharpeville Six
1988 Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal
1988 Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract
1989 Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines
1991 Evander Hollyfield retains HW boxing title, KOs Bert Cooper in 7


Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Japan : Labor Day/Thanksgiving
Maryland : Repudiation Day (1765)
Bern Switzerland : Onion Market Day-autumn festival - - - - - ( Monday )
US : Thanksgiving - - - - - ( Thursday )

Religious Observances

RC, Ang, Luth : Memorial of St Clement I, 4th pope (c 88-97) (opt)
RC : Memorial of St Columban, Irish monk, abbot (opt)

Religious History

1654 French mathematician Blaise Pascal, 31, underwent a profound religious conversion. He thereupon abandoned his study of science, having realized that "the Christian religion obliges us to live only for God, and to have no other aim than him."
1729 German_born John Philip Boehm, 46, was formally ordained a pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church. Boehm had previously come to America in 1720, where he began organizing religious services among German Reformed immigrants in Pennsylvania.
1742 English revivalist George Whitefield wrote in a letter: 'Two things I would earnestly recommend to your constant study: the book of God, and your own heart. These two, well understood, will make you an able minister of the New Testament.'
1947 E. L. Sukenik of Jerusalem's Hebrew University first received word of the existence of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The documents, dating between 200 BC and AD 70, had been accidentally discovered the previous winter (1946_47) by two Bedouin shepherds in the vicinity of Qumran.
1970 Pope Paul VI issued a decree barring cardinals over the age of 80 from voting for a new pope.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
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