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800Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.

1644Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, written by John Milton is published.

1654French mathematician, scientist, and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intense, mystical vision that marks him for life.

1937John Steinbeck's "Of Mice & Men" premieres in NYC

1942Col-gen Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender

1947Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)

1963JFK's body lay in repose in East Room of White House

1963LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)

1989"Bounty Bowl", the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Dallas Cowboys 27-0 on Thanksgiving in an ill-tempered game that featured several scuffles and injuries, after which Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson accuses Eagles coach Buddy Ryan of placing bounties on players

1991Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1997Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ

2005Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.

On This Day In History
Date Event
Nov 23, 800
Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III. 
Nov 23, 1165
Pope Alexander III returns from exile to Rome 
Nov 23, 1227
Polish Prince Leszek I the White is assassinated at an assembly of Piast dukes at Gąsawa. 
Nov 23, 1248
Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile. 
Nov 23, 1334
St Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast 
Nov 23, 1499
Flemish pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from Tower of London. Invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV 
Nov 23, 1556
King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts 
Nov 23, 1577
Water Geuzen under capt Slope enter Amsterdam 
Nov 23, 1584
English parliament expels Jesuits 
Nov 23, 1644
Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, written by John Milton is published. 
Nov 23, 1654
French mathematician, scientist, and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intense, mystical vision that marks him for life. 
Nov 23, 1700
Cardinal Francesco Albani elected Pope Clemens XI 
Nov 23, 1705
Nicholas Rowe's "Ulysses" premieres in London 
Nov 23, 1744
English premier John Carteret resigns 
Nov 23, 1765
People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax 
Nov 23, 1783
Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784) 
Nov 23, 1832
French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium 
Nov 23, 1834
Hector Berlioz's "Harold in Italy" premieres 
Nov 23, 1835
Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine (Troy NY) 
Nov 23, 1844
Independence of the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark. 
Nov 23, 1848
Female Medical Educational Society forms in Boston 
Nov 23, 1852
Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30' (9m) 
Nov 23, 1863
Battle of Chattanooga & Orchard Knob, TN begins 
Nov 23, 1863
Patent granted for a process of making color photographs 
Nov 23, 1864
-25] Battle at Ball's Ferry Georgia (30 casualties) 
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