Today in History: November 23

An unidentified Roman Catholic priest kneels in prayer beside a closed, flag-draped coffin bearing the body of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, victim of an assassin, Nov. 23, 1963.  The body of the 35th President of the United States lies in repose in the historic East Room of the White House.   (AP Photo)
An unidentified Roman Catholic priest kneels in prayer beside a closed, flag-draped coffin bearing the body of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, victim of an assassin, Nov. 23, 1963. The body of the 35th President of the United States lies in repose in the historic East Room of the White House. (AP Photo)

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 23, the 328th day of 2016. There are 38 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Nov. 23, 1936, Life, the photojournalism magazine created by Henry R. Luce (loos), was first published.

On this date:

In 1765, Frederick County, Maryland, became the first colonial American entity to repudiate the British Stamp Act.

In 1804, the 14th president of the United States, Franklin Pierce, was born in Hillsboro, New Hampshire.

In 1889, the first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon. (The coin-operated device consisted of four listening tubes attached to an Edison phonograph.)

In 1903, Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in “Rigoletto.”

In 1910, American-born physician Hawley Harvey Crippen was hanged at Pentonville Prison in London for murdering his wife, Cora. (Crippen’s mistress, Ethel Le Neve, was acquitted in a separate trial of being an accessory.)

In 1914, the seven-month U.S. military occupation of Veracruz, Mexico, ended.

In 1945, most U.S. wartime rationing of foods, including meat and butter, was set to expire by day’s end.

In 1959, the musical “Fiorello!” starring Tom Bosley as legendary New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, opened on Broadway.

In 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed Nov. 25 a day of national mourning following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

In 1971, the People’s Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council.

In 1980, some 2,600 people were killed by a series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy.

In 1996, a commandeered Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the water off the Comoros Islands, killing 125 of the 175 people on board, including all three hijackers.

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