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Notable Historical Events for November 23rd

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

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

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

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

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

200835th American Music Award: Rihanna & Chris Brown win

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

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

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

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

November 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 23rd

1804Franklin Pierce, Hillsboro NH, (D) 14th Pres (1853-1857)

1859Billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], NYC, frontier outlaw, (d. 1881)

1992Miley Cyrus, Nashville, Tennessee, actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb)

1837Johannes van der Waals, Leiden, Netherlands, physicist (Nobel 1910, Liquid & Gas States), (d. 1923)

November 23rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 23rd

1955Physicist William Shockley (45) weds psychiatric nurse Emmy Lanning

1940RAF pilot Guy Gibson (22) weds show dancer and actress Eve Moore in Penarth's Anglican Church

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