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Notable Historical Events for November 23rd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on November 23rd

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on November 23rd

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

1983"Ordinary People" actress Mary Tyler Moore (46) weds Dr. Robert Levine at the Pierre Hotel in New York City

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