Wednesday, November 23, 2016
istory for November 23 - On-This-Day.com:
Franklin Pierce (U.S.) 1804, William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid) 1859, Boris Karloff 1887
Harpo Marx 1888, Steve Landesberg 1945, Miley Ray Cyrus (Destiny Hope Cyrus) 1992 - Actress, singer ("Hannah Montana")
1765 - Frederick County, MD, repudiated the British Stamp Act.
1835 - Henry Burden patented the horseshoe manufacturing machine.
1889 - The first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon.
1936 - The first edition of "Life" was published.
1943 - During World War II, U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin from the Japanese during the Central Pacific offensive in the Gilbert Islands.
1946 - Mound Metalcraft changed its name to Tonka Toys Incorporated.
1983 - The first Pershing II missiles were deployed in West Germany. In response, the U.S.S.R. broke off International Nuclear Forces (INF) talks in Geneva.
1998 - The tobacco industry signed the biggest U.S. civil settlement. It was a $206-billion deal to resolve remaining state claims for treating sick smokers.