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Notable Historical Events for November 23rd

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

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

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

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

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

1942Col-gen Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on November 23rd

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

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

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

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

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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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