NOVEMBER 30 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1508 – Andrea Palladio the Italian architect and designer of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and Teatro Olimpico was born on the 30th November 1508 (died 1580).

1722 – Theodore Gardelle the Swiss painter was born on the 30th November 1722 (died 1761).

1805Christian Ruben the German painter was born in Trier on the 30th November 1805 (died 9th July 1875 aged 69). Christian Ruben studied in Düsseldorf under Peter von Cornelius, then settled in Munich, where he worked on the designs for the new stained glass windows for the Regensburg Cathedral and a church in Auer. He also worked on designs for the decoration of Hohenschwangau Castle, including oil paintings as well. In 1841 Christian Ruben was appointed director at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, and from 1852 to 1872 he was director at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. His son Franz Ruben was also a painter. Christian Ruben’s pupils included Jaroslav Čermák and Karel Javůrek.

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“Columbus discovers America” an 1846 oil painting on canvas by German artist Ruben Christian (size: 145 x 190 cm)

1825 – William-Adolphe Bouguereau the French painter was born on the 30th November 1825 (died 1905).

1829 – The First Welland Canal opened for a trial run on the 30th November 1829, 5 years to the day since the ground breaking.

1835 – Mark Twain the American author was born on the 30th November 1835 (died 1910).

1872 – The first-ever international football match took place at Hamilton CrescentGlasgow, between Scotland and England on the 30th November 1872.

1874 – Winston Churchill the English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Nobel Prize laureate was born on the 30th November 1874 (died 1965).

1886 – The Folies Bergère staged its first revue on the 30th November 1886.

1904 – Clyfford Still the American painter was born on the 30th November 1904 (died 1980).

1912 – Gordon Parks the American photographer and director was born on the 30th November 1912 (died 2006).

1931 – Margot Zemach the American children’s book illustrator was born on the 30th November 1931 (died 1989).

1933 – Jeanloup Sieff the French photographer was born on the 30th November 1933 (died 2000).

1934 – The Flying Scotsman steam locomotive became the first to officially exceed 100mph on the 30th November 1934.

1937 – Frank Ifield the English-Australian singer was born on the 30th November 1937. Frank Ifield official website:

1940 – Lucille Ball married Desi Arnaz in Greenwich, Connecticut on the 30th November 1940.

1952 – Keith Giffen the American writer and illustrator was born on the 30th November 1952.

1953 – June Pointer the American singer from thePointer Sisters was born on the 30th November 1953 (died 2006).

1954 – The Hodges Meteorite in Sylacauga, Alabama, United States crashed through a roof and hit a woman taking an afternoon nap in the only documented case of a human being hit by a rock from space on the 30th November 1954.

1955 – Billy Idol the English singer-songwriter originally from the punk rock bands Generation X and Chelsea was born on the 30th November 1955.

1958 – Stacey Q the American singer-songwriter was born on the 30th November 1958.

1958 – IZ the Wiz the American painter was born on the 30th November 1958 (died 2009).

1965 – Ben Stiller the American actor, screenwriter, director and producer was born on the 30th November 1965.

1966 – Barbados became independent from the United Kingdom on the 30th November 1966.

1967 – The People’s Republic of South Yemen became independent from the United Kingdom on the 30th November 1967.

1982 – Michael Jackson‘s Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released on the 30th November 1982.

1995 – Desert Storm officially ended on the 30th November 1995.

1998 – Exxon and Mobil signed a $73.7 billion USD agreement to merge on the 30th November 1998, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world’s largest company.

1999 – British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE SystemsEurope‘s largest defense contractor and the 4th largest aerospace firm in the world on the 30th November 1999.

2004 – Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah, the longtime Jeopardy! champion finally lost on the 30th November 2004, leaving him with US$2,520,700, television’s biggest game show winnings.

2013Paul Walker the American actor and producer died on the 30th November 2013 aged 40 (born 12th September 1973). Paul Walker is best known for his roles in Varsity Blues and The Fast and the Furious film series. Paul Walker’s official website: | Paul Walker verified Facebook: | Paul Walker verified Twitter: | Paul Walker’s charity: Reach Out WorldWide: | YouTube video: Fast & Furious 6 Official Trailer #1 (2013)…

NOVEMBER 29 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1783 – The New Jersey Earthquake of 1783 with a 5.3 magnitude was on the 29th November 1783.

1798 – Alexander Brullov the Russian painter was born on the 29th November 1798 (died 1877).

1799 – Amos Bronson Alcott the American educator and philosopher was born on the 29th November 1799 (died 1888).

1803 – Christian Doppler the Austrian physicist was born on the 29th November 1803 (died 1853).

1803 – Gottfried Semper the German architect and designer of the Semper Opera House was born on the 29th November 1803 (died 1879).

1825 – Jean-Martin Charcot the French neurologist was born on the 29th November 1825 (died 1893).

1832 – Louisa May Alcott the American author was born on the 29th November 1832 (died 1888).

1826James Scobie the Scottish gold digger murdered at Ballarat in Australia was born on the 29th November 1826 (died 7th October 1854). James Scobie’s death was involved in a sequence of events which led to the Eureka Rebellion.

1874 – Francis Dodd the Welsh painter was born on the 29th November 1874 (died 1949).

1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph for the first time on the 29th November 1877.

1881 – Julius Raab the Austrian politician and 19th Chancellor of Austria was born on the 29th November 1881 (died 1964).

1898 – C. S. Lewis the Irish author and poet was born on the 29th November 1898 (died 1963).

1919 – Joe Weider the Canadian-American bodybuilder, publisher and co-founder of the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness and Muscle & Fitness Magazine was born on the 29th November 1919 (died 2013).

1921 – Jackie Stallone the American astrologer was born on the 29th November 1921.

1928 – Tahir Salahov the Azerbaijani painter was born on the 29th November 1928.

1929 – U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd became the first person to fly over the South Pole on the 29th November 1929.

1932 – Jacques Chirac the French politician and the 22nd President of France was born on the 29th November 1932.

1933 – John Mayall the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers was born on the 29th November 1933.

1933 – James Rosenquist the American painter was born on the 29th November 1933.

1939 – Meco the American trombone player and producer was born on the 29th November 1939.

1940 – Denny Doherty the Canadian singer-songwriter from The Mamas & the Papas was born on the 29th November 1940 (died 2007).

1942 – Felix Cavaliere the American singer-songwriter and pianist from The Rascals was born on the 29th November 1942.

1942 – Ann Dunham the American anthropologist was born on the 29th November 1942 (died 1995). Ann Dunham is the mother of Barack Obama.

1945 – The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia was declared on the 29th November 1945.

1946 – Brian Cadd the Australian singer-songwriter and keyboard player from The GroopAxiom, and The Flying Burrito Brothers was born on the 29th November 1946.

1947 – Ronnie Montrose the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from the band Montrose was born on the 29th November 1947 (died 2012).

1949 – Stan Rogers the Canadian singer-songwriter was born on the 29th November 1949 (died 1983).

1951 – Barry Goudreau the American guitarist from the band Boston was born on the 29th November 1951.

1953 – Jackie French the Australian author was born on the 29th November 1953.

1953 – Alex Grey the American painter was born on the 29th November 1953.

1961 – Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission:  Enos the chimpanzee was launched into space on the 29th November 1961. The spacecraft orbited the Earth twice and splashed-down off the coast of Puerto Rico.

1965 – The Canadian Space Agency launched the Alouette 2 satellite on the 29th November 1965.

1968 – Jonathan Knight the American singer from New Kids on the Block was born on the 29th November 1968.

1970 – Frank Delgado the American keyboard player from Deftones was born on the 29th November 1970.

1972 – Atari announced the release of Pong on the 29th November 1972, the first commercially successful video game.

1975 – Graham Hill and Tony Brise, along with 3 other members of the Embassy Hill F1 team were killed on the 29th November 1975, when their plane crashed at Arkley golf course, England, in thick fog.

1976Anna Faris the American actress and singer was born in Baltimore, Maryland on the 29th November 1976. Anna Faris is known for her roles in the Scary Movie film seriesLost in TranslationThe House BunnyMy Super Ex-GirlfriendCloudy with a Chance of MeatballsYogi BearWhat’s Your Number?The Dictator, and I Give It a Year. Anna Faris online: | YouTube video: What’s Your Number? Movie Trailer Official…

1979 – Game the American rapper from G-Unit was born on the 29th November 1979.

1987 – Korean Air Flight 858 exploded over the Thai-Burmese border on the 29th November 1987, killing 155 people.

2007 – A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurred off the northern coast of Martinique on the 29th November 2007. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as far south as Trinidad.

2012Ouyen in Victoria, Australia, reached a top of 45.8 degrees celsius (114.44 Fahrenheit ) on the 29th November 2012, the hottest November day on record in Victoria.

NOVEMBER 28 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1582 – In Stratford-upon-AvonWilliam Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway paid a £40 bond for their marriage licence on the 28th November 1582.

1814 – The Times in London was printed by automatic, steam powered presses for the 1st time on the 28th November 1814, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.. The steam powered presses were built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer.

1829 – Anton Rubinstein the Russian composer was born on the 28th November 1829 (died 1894).

1895 – The 1st American automobile race took place on the 28th November 1895, over the 54 miles from Chicago‘s Jackson Park to Evanston, IllinoisFrank Duryea won in approximately 10 hours.

1918Norman Arthur Wakefield the Australian teacher, naturalist, paleontologist and botanist was born in Romsey, Victoria on the 28th November 1918 (died 1972). Norman Wakefield was notable as an expert on ferns, and described many new species of plants.

1945John Hargreaves the Australian actor was born on the 28th November 1945 (died 8th January 1996). John Hargreaves has won 3 Australian Film Institute Awards, and nominated 6 times.

1948 – Beeb Birtles the Dutch-Australian guitarist from Little River BandMississippiZootBirtles Shorrock Goble, and Birtles & Goble was born on the 28th November 1948.

1968 – Dawn Robinson the American singer from En Vogue was born on the 28th November 1968.

1968 – Enid Blyton the English author died on the 28th November 1968 (born 1897).

1974 – the Filipino-American rapper from The Black Eyed Peas was born on the 28th November 1974.

1992 – Sidney Nolan the Australian painter died on the 28th November 1992 (born 1917).

2012 – Zig Ziglar the American author died on the 28th November 2012 (born 1926).

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NOVEMBER 27 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1703 – The 1st Eddystone Lighthouse was destroyed on the 27th November 1703, in the Great Storm of 1703.

1727 – The foundation stone to the Jerusalem’s Church in Berlin was laid on the 27th November 1727.

1934 – Bank robber Baby Face Nelson died in a shoot-out with the FBI on the 27th November 1934.

1941 – Eddie Rabbitt the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 27th November 1941 (died 1998).

1942 – Jimi Hendrix the American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer on the 27th November 1942 (died 1970).

1944 – Neddy Smith the Australian criminal was born on the 27th November 1944.

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A Californian family were swept out to sea in 3 metre waves (10 foot surf) as they tried to rescue their dog Fran from the cold dangerous surf, at Big Lagoon beach in California.

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Fran the Kuljians pet dog that survived while her family drowned trying to rescue her at Big Lagoon beach in California (Facebook photo)

The tragedy happened on the 26th November 2012, while Howard Kuljian and his family were out walking with their dog Fran on an overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach. They were throwing a stick for Fran to fetch at the water’s edge, when she was suddenly swallowed by a wave. Howard’s 16 year old son Gregory ran to save the family dog, but was taken by the surf as well. Howard aged 54 followed to save Gregory, then his wife Mary Scott aged 57 followed him to save him and their son, while their 18 year old daughter Olivia and Gregory’s girlfriend watched in horror on the shore.

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The Kuljian family (from left) Mary Elena Scott 57, her son Gregory Kuljian 16, her daughter Olivia & husband Howard Kuljian (Facebook photo)

Howard Kuljian’s body washed ashore, and rescuers eventually retrieved Mary Scott’s body, while Fran their dog made it back to shore on her own. Gregory Kuljian is missing, presumed dead.

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Another incident of animal lovers drowning trying to save their pet: Massachusetts couple dies trying to rescue dog from lake

NOVEMBER 26 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1778 – In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook became the first European to visit Maui on the 26th November 1778.

1789 – A national Thanksgiving Day was observed in the United States on the 26th November 1789, as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.

1863 – President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day on the 26th November 1863, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November (since 1941, on the fourth Thursday).

1922 – Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years on the 26th November 1922.

1922 – Toll of the Sea debuted as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor on the 26th November 1922.

1894 – Norbert Wiener the American mathematician and Professor of Mathematics at MIT was born on the 26th November 1894 (died 1964 aged 69). Norbert Wiener is considered the originator of cybernetics, a formalization of the notion of feedback, with implications for engineeringsystems controlcomputer sciencebiologyphilosophy, and the organization of society.

1939 – Tina Turner the American singer, dancer, and actress was born on the 26th November 1939.

1945 – John McVie the English bass player from Fleetwood Mac was born on the 26th November 1945.

1970 – In Basse-TerreGuadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fell in a minute on the 26th November 1970, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.

1970Dave Hughes aka Hughesy the Australian comedian, radio and television host was born David William Hughes in Warrnambool on the 26th November 1970. Dave Hughes Twitter verified: | Dave Hughes Facebook: | Dave Hughes Making it Possible | YouTube video: Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2013 Gala – Dave Hughes…

1977 – ‘Vrillon‘, claiming to be the representative of the ‘Ashtar Galactic Command’, took over Britain’s Southern Television for six minutes at 5:12 pm on the 26th November 1977.

1981 – Natalie Gauci the Australian singer was born on the 26th November 1981.

1983 – Brink’s-MAT robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million were stolen from the Brink’s-MAT vault at Heathrow Airport on the 26th November 1983.

1990 – The Delta II rocket made its maiden flight on the 26th November 1990.

1998 – Tony Blair became the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland‘s parliament on the 26th November 1998.

2003 – Concorde made its final flight, over BristolEngland on the 26th November 2003.

2004 – Male Po’ouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) died of Avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii on the 26th November 2004, before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct.

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PSY’s GANGNAM STYLE BEATS BiEBER’S BABY YouTube Video Views of 800 Million

PSY‘s GANGNAM STYLE YouTube music video beat Justin Bieber‘s Baby video of 800 million views, and became the World’s most watched video on YouTube on the 24th November 2012.

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The Top 3 most viewed videos on YouTube ~ 1.Psy “Gangnam Style” 2.Justin Bieber “Baby” 3.Jennifer Lopez “On the Floor”


NOVEMBER 25 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1343 – The Earthquake of 1343 in the Tyrrhenian Sea caused a tsunami which devastated Naples in Italy on the 25th November 1343, and also at the Maritime Republic of Amalfi.

1667 – A deadly earthquake rocked Shemakha in the Caucasus on the 25th November 1667, killing 80,000 people.

1703 – The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, reached its peak intensity on the 25th November 1703, and continued to the 27th November, with wind gusts up to 120 mph, killing 9,000 people.

1759 – An earthquake hit the Mediterranean destroying Beirut and Damascus on the 25th November 1759, killing over 30,000 people.

1833 – A massive undersea earthquake, estimated magnitude between 8.7-9.2 rocked Sumatra on the 25th November 1833, producing a massive tsunami all along the Indonesian coast.

1835 – Andrew Carnegie the Scottish-American businessman and founder of the Carnegie Steel Company was born on the 25th November 1835 (died 1919).

1839 – A cyclone slammed India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge on the 25th November 1839, destroying the port city of Coringa (which was never completely rebuilt). The storm wave swept inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths resulted from this disaster.

1844 – Karl Benz the German engineer, businessman and founder of Mercedes-Benz was born on the 25th November 1844 (died 1929).

1880 – John Flynn the Australian minister and founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia was born on the 25th November 1880 (died 1951).

1926 – The deadliest November tornado outbreak in U.S. history struck on Thanksgiving day on the 25th November 1926. 27 twisters of great strength were reported in the Midwest, including the strongest November tornado, an estimated F4, that devastated Heber Springs, Arkansas. There were 76 deaths and over 400 injuries in total.

1950 – The Great Appalachian Storm of November 1950, known at the time as the “Storm of the Century” struck New England with hurricane force winds on the 25th November 1950, resulting in massive forest blow-downs and storm surge damage along the Northeast coast including New York City. This storm also brought blizzard conditions to the Appalachian Mountains and Ohio Valley, killing 353 people.

1952 – Agatha Christie‘s murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London on the 25th November 1952, later becoming the longest continuously-running play in history.

1963 – President John F. Kennedy was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on the 25th November 1963.

1984 – 36 top musicians gathered in a Notting Hill studio and recorded Band Aid‘s Do They Know It’s Christmas on the 25th November 1984, to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.

1987 – Typhoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph on the 25th November 1987, and a surge destroys entire villages, killing 1,036 people.

1996 – An ice storm struck the central U.S. on the 25th November 1996, killing 26 people. The powerful windstorm affected Florida with wind gusts over 90 mph, toppling trees and flipping trailers.

2000 – The 2000 Baku Earthquake took place on the 25th November 2000, with a Richter magnitude of 7.0, killing 26 people in BakuAzerbaijan, becoming the strongest earthquake in the region in 158 years.

2008 – Cyclone Nisha struck northern Sri Lanka, killing 15 people on the 25th November 2008, while displacing 90,000 others in the highest rainfall in 9 decades.

2009 – Devastating floods, known as the 2009 Saudi Arabian Floods, following freak rains swamp the city of JeddahSaudi Arabia on the 25th November 2009, during an ongoing Hajj pilgrimage. 3,000 cars were swept away and 122 people were killed by the torrents, with 350 people missing.

2013 ~ Darryn Lyons the Australian paparazzomedia personality and entrepreneur became the mayor of Geelong on the 25th November 2013.

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NOVEMBER 24 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1642 – Abel Tasman became the 1st European to discover the island Van Diemen’s Land on the 24th November 1642, which is now known as Tasmania.

1849 – Frances Hodgson Burnett the English-American playwright and author was born on on the 24th November 1849 (died 1924 aged 74). Frances Hodgson Burnett was best known for her children’s stories, Little Lord Fauntleroy (1885), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).

1859 – Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species on the 24th November 1859. This date is sometimes called “Evolution Day”.

1864 – Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec the French painter was born on on the 24th November 1864 (d. 1901).

1876 – Walter Burley Griffin the American architect that designed Canberra was born on on the 24th November 1876 (d. 1937).

1888 – Dale Carnegie the American author was born on on the 24th November 1886 (d. 1955).

1912 – Barbara Sheldon the American actress was born on on the 24th November 1912 (d. 2007).

1932 – In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (now known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opened on the 24th November 1932.

1942 – Billy Connolly the Scottish comedian, actor, and singer was born on on the 24th November 1942.

1944 – Bev Bevan the English drummer from the Electric Light Orchestra was born on on the 24th November 1944.

1946 – Ted Bundy the American serial killer was born on on the 24th November 1946 (d. 1989).

1949 – Shane Bourne the Australian comedian and actor was born on on the 24th November 1949.

1950 – The “Storm of the Century“, a violent snowstorm took shape on the 24th November 1950.

1955 – Ian Botham the England cricketer was born on on the 24th November 1955.

1962 – The influential British satirical television programme That Was The Week That Was was 1st broadcast on the 24th November 1962.

1962 – Tracey Wickham the Australian swimmer was born on on the 24th November 1962.

1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald was murdered by Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas police department headquarters on the 24th November 1963. The shooting happened to be broadcast live on television.

1969 – The Apollo 12 command module splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean on the 24th November 1969, ending the 2nd manned mission to land on the Moon.

1970 ~ Tilly Devine the English-Australian prominent Sydney crime syndicate gangs member figure died on the 24th November 1970 aged 70 (born 8th September 1900). Tilly was involved in sly-grograzor gangs and other activities, but most notable as a madam.

1971 – During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (AKA D. B. Cooper) parachuted from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane on the 24th November 1971, with $200,000 in ransom money. He was never found.

1973 – A national speed limit was imposed on the Autobahn in Germany on the 24th November 1973, because of the 1973 oil crisis. The speed limit lasted only 4 months.

1974 – Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discovered the Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed “Lucy” on the 24th November 1974, in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia‘s Afar Depression.

1978 – Katherine Heigl the American actress and producer was born on the 24th November 1978.

1994Reece Mastin the British-Australian singer-songwriter was born in Scunthorpe, England on the 24th November 1994. Reece Mastin is notable for being the winner of the 3rd series of The X Factor (Australia) in 2011. Reece Mastin’s oficial website: | Facebook verified Facebook page: | Twitter verified account: | instagram: | Google Plus | YouTube channel: 

2012 ~ The GANGNAM STYLE music video by PSY became the World’s most watched video on YouTube on the 24th November 2012, after surpassing Baby by Justin Bieber.

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The Top 3 most viewed videos on YouTube ~ 1.Psy “Gangnam Style” 2.Justin Bieber “Baby” 3.Jennifer Lopez “On the Floor”

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NOVEMBER 23 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1644 – John Milton published Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship on the 23rd November 1644.

1887 – Boris Karloff the English actor was born on the 23rd November 1887 (died 1969).

1888 – Harpo Marx the American comedian and actor was born on the 23rd November 1888 (died 1964).

1889 – The first jukebox went into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco on the 23rd November 1889.

1910 – Johan Alfred Ander became the last person to be executed in Sweden on the 23rd November 1910.

1936 – Life magazine was reborn as a photo magazine on the 23rd November 1936.

1943 ~ Tony Bonner the Australian television, film and stage actor was born on the 23rd November 1943. Tony Bonner is well known for his work in television on Skippy the Bush KangarooCop Shop and Skyways.

1954 – Bruce Hornsby the American singer-songwriter and pianist was born on the 23rd November 1954.

1955 – The Cocos Islands were transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to Australia on the 23rd November 1955.

1960 – Robin Roberts the American journalist was born on the 23rd November 1960.

1961 – Merv Hughes the Australian cricketer was born on the 23rd November 1961.

1962Andrew Bovell the Australian writer for theatre, film and television was born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia on the 23rd November 1962. Andrew Bovell iMDb

1963 – Doctor Who the world’s longest running science fiction drama was first broadcasted on the 23rd November 1963. The first episode starred William Hartnell.

1972 – The Soviet Union made its final attempt at successfully launching N-1 Rocket on the 23rd November 1972.

1976 – Apneist Jacques Mayol was the first man to reach a depth of 100m undersea without breathing equipment on the 23rd November 1976.

1980 – The Irpinia earthquake in southern Italy killed approximately 3,000 people on the 23rd November 1980.

1990 – The first all woman expedition to the South Pole (3 Americans, 1 Japanese and 12 Russians) set off from Antarctica on the 1st leg of a 70 day, 1287 kilometre ski trek on the 23rd November 1990.

1991 ~ Harley “Sylvester” Alexander-Sule from the English hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks was born on the 23rd November 1991.

1992 – The first Smartphone IBM Simon was introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada on the 23rd November 1992..

1992 ~ Miley Cyrus the American singer-songwriter and actress was born Destiny Hope Cyrus in Nashville, Tennessee on the 23rd November 1992. Miley Cyrus official website: | Miley Cyrus Twitter verified: | YouTube video: Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop (2013)

1993 – Rachel Whiteread won both the £20,000 Turner Prize award for best British modern artist and the £40,000 K Foundation art award for the worst artist of the year on the 23rd November 1993.

1996 – Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 was hijacked, then crashed into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros on the 23rdNovember 1996, killing 125 people. 50 people survived.

2001 – The Convention on Cybercrime was signed in BudapestHungary on the 23rd November 2001.

2005 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected president of Liberia and became the first woman to lead an African country on the 23rd November 2005.

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