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Today in history: November 23, China heads the UN

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Today in history. Today is Wednesday, November 23, the 327th day of 2022. 38 days left in…

Today in history

Today is November 23, Wednesday, the 327th day of 2022. There are 38 days left until the end of the year.

Today’s Big Moment in History:

On November 23, 1971, the People’s Republic of China became a member of the UN Security Council.

On this day:

In 1889, the first jukebox debuted in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale salon. (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 in New York, starring in Rigoletto.

In 1936, Life, a photojournalism magazine created by Henry R. Luce (Luce), was first published.

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

In 1980, about 2,600 people died in a series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy.

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

In 2000, in a setback for Al Gore, the Florida Supreme Court refused to order Miami-Dade County officials to resume hand counting of ballots on Election Day. Meanwhile, Gore’s attorneys argued in a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court that the high court should stay out of the Florida election controversy.

In 2003, five American soldiers died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Eduard Shevardnadze (sheh-vahrd-NAHD’-zeh) resigned as president of Georgia in the face of protests.

In 2006, former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko (leet-vee-NYEN’-koh) died in London of radiation poisoning after making a suicide note blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In 2008, the government unveiled a bold plan to rescue Citigroup, injecting a new $20 billion into the troubled firm and guaranteeing hundreds of billions of dollars in risky assets.

In 2011, Yemen’s authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh (AH’-lee ahb-DUH’-luh sah-LEH’) agreed to step down amid a violent uprising to oust him after 33 years in power.

In 2020, the federal government declared Joe Biden the “obvious winner” of the November 3 election, formally beginning the transition of power; President Donald Trump still refused to budge and vowed to continue the legal battle after General Services Administrator Emily Murphy gave Biden the green light to coordinate with federal agencies ahead of his inauguration. Michigan saw Biden win the state on the battlefield.

Ten years ago: Supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi clashed in the streets of Cairo and other major cities in the worst violence since Morsi took office nearly five months ago. In Dallas, at the age of 81, the actor Larry Hagman, best known for his role as the scheming oil baron J. Ar. Ewing in the television series “Dallas”.

Five years ago: The holiday shopping season kicked off with some major retailers opening for the afternoon or evening on Thanksgiving in hopes of an improving economy.

One year ago: A Virginia jury ordered 17 white nationalist leaders and organizations to pay more than $26 million in restitution for the violence that erupted during the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017. A federal jury in Cleveland found that CVS, Walgreens Pharmacies and Walmart recklessly distributed large quantities of painkiller pills in two Ohio counties. (A judge awarded $650 million in damages.) NASA launched a spacecraft with the goal of smashing up the asteroid and testing whether it could derail the speeding space rock. (NASA said the mission was a success.) President Joe Biden ordered the release of a record 50 million barrels of oil from America’s strategic reserves to reduce gasoline and other costs. The only man convicted of the 2007 murder in Italy of British student Meredith Kercher, Rudy Guede, has been freed after serving most of his 16-year sentence. Multi-genre artist John Baptiste has the most Grammy nominations with 11.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Franco Nero turns 81. Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (ES’-tur-hahs) is 78 years old. Actor and comedy scriptwriter Bruce Vilanch is 75 years old. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Daniel Jr., 72. Singer Bruce Hornsby, 68. Former Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu (LAN’-Droo), 67. Actor Maxwell Caulfield is 63 years old. Actor John Hanton is 62 years old. TV host Robin Roberts (“Good Morning America”) is 62 years old. Rock singer-musician Ken Block (sister Hazel) 56. Actor Sally Richardson-Whitfield 55. Actor Oded Fehr (OH’-dehd fayr) 52. Rapper-actor Kurupt (Tha Dogg Pound) 50. Actor Paige Kennedy 46. Actor Kelly Brooke is 43 years old. Actor Lukas Grabil (GRAY BILL) is 38 years old. TV host Nicole “Snooki” Policia is 35 years old. Actor and singer Miley Cyrus is 30 years old. Actor Olivia Cavill (the TV movie “Divergence”) is 20 years old.

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