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Todays History Facts For: 23rd of November
  • FIRST JUKEBOX

    FIRST JUKEBOX NOVEMBER 23, 1889 : The first jukebox makes its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon.
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  • EARTHQUAKE KILLS NEARLY 3,000 IN ITALY

    EARTHQUAKE KILLS NEARLY 3,000 IN ITALY NOVEMBER 23, 1980 : The magnitude-6.9 earthquake hits southern Italy killing at least 2,843 people. The first tremor was felt at 6.30 pm and...
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  • THE US ARMY RETREATS FROM MEXICO

    THE US ARMY RETREATS FROM MEXICO NOVEMBER 23, 1914 : The United States' occupation of Veracruz begins with the Battle of Veracruz and lasted for seven months. The...
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  • ROMANIA SIGNS TRIPARTITE PACT

    ROMANIA SIGNS TRIPARTITE PACT NOVEMBER 23, 1940 : Romania signs the Tripartite Pact, officially allying itself with Germany, Italy, and Japan.
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  • THE TOBACCO MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IS REACHED

    THE TOBACCO MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IS REACHED NOVEMBER 23, 1998 : The four largest U.S. tobacco companies Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, Brown & Williamson and Lorillard enter an...
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Past History Facts

The tobacco master settlement Agreement is reached

The four largest U.S. tobacco companies Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, Brown & Williamson and Lorillard enter an agreement with attorney... [ read more ]
23th of November 1998

Earthquake kills nearly 3,000 in Italy

The magnitude-6.9 earthquake hits southern Italy killing at least 2,843 people. The first tremor was felt at 6.30 pm and was followed by 90... [ read more ]
23th of November 1980

US forces seize Tarawa and Makin from Japan

In two intense three-day battles in the Pacific Theater during World War II, American forces defeated the Japanese to capture Tarawa and Makin... [ read more ]
23th of November 1943

Romania signs Tripartite Pact

Romania signs the Tripartite Pact, officially allying itself with Germany, Italy, and Japan. [ read more ]
23th of November 1940

The US Army retreats from Mexico

The United States' occupation of Veracruz begins with the Battle of Veracruz and lasted for seven months. The incident came in the midst of... [ read more ]
23th of November 1914

Wright brothers' million-dollar corporation

The Wright brothers form a million-dollar corporation for the commercial manufacture of their airplanes. [ read more ]
23th of November 1909

First jukebox

The first jukebox makes its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon. [ read more ]
23th of November 1889

Battle of Chattanooga

The Battle of Chattanooga, one of the most decisive battles of the American Civil War, begins. [ read more ]
23th of November 1863

Angela Merkel becomes the first woman chancellor

Angela Merkel becomes the first woman ever to be Chancellor of Germany. [ read more ]
22th of November 2005

The Orange Revolution begins

The Orange Revolution, protesting a primary election believed to have been rigged, begins in Ukraine. [ read more ]
22th of November 2004

Margaret Thatcher resigns

Margaret Thatcher, the first woman prime minister in British history, announces her resignation after 11 years in Britain’s top office. [ read more ]
22th of November 1990

Lebanon president is assassinated

Rene Mouawad is killed by a bomb after serving 17 days as president of Lebanon. [ read more ]
22th of November 1989


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