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November 23: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 23

November 23rd is Espresso Day and Fibonacci Day.

Today marks day 327 of the year, and we have 38 days left of the year.

If you were born on November 23rd, your star sign is Sagittarius.

If today is a special day for you, then you’ll be amazed when you learn about what makes this day special day in history! Here you will discover the incredible past events that all happened November 23rd.

Did you know that on this day in 1889, the jukebox was presented for the first time at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco? It had four sets of a very basic type of headphone so that up to four people could listen at once.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 23rd in history!

What Happened On November 23 In History?

2020

Charli D’Amelio became the first person to reach 100 million followers on TikTok.

OTD in 2020: Charli D’Amelio became the first person to reach 100 million followers on TikTok.
1980

The National Black Independent Political Party (NBIPP) was formed in the US.

The African-American community in the US was becoming increasingly worried about their place in the US's political world, so they started the NBIPP. The party was created over a three-day convention held in Philadelphia from November 21-23. The group separated after just six years of political activity.
1963

President Lyndon Johnson had his first day in office after becoming the 36th president of the United States on this day.

Source BBC
1921

US President Warren G. Harding signed the Willis-Campbell Act, which took effect from this day.

The Willis-Campbell Act was a bill that stopped doctors from prescribing patients beer or alcohol as medication.
1897

J. L. Love patented his pencil sharpener in the US.

1890

King William III of the Netherlands died at age 73 and had no male heirs. His throne was given to his daughter Princess Wilhelmina.

1889

The jukebox was presented for the first time at a Palais Royale, Saloon in San Francisco, California, US.

Source Wired
1867

The Manchester Martyrs of the IRA were hung in front of 10,000 people at Salford Gaol, Manchester, UK.

The three men were responsible for the shooting and death of a police officer, who was transporting two leaders of the group they belonged to, the "Irish Republican Brotherhood."
1852

Lake Merced, in California, was found to have sunk 30 feet (9 meters).

There were reports of a large rumble heard at about 11:00 the night before. People discovered the lake's water significantly drained the next night.
1765

Frederick County, Maryland, US refused to pay the British Stamp Tax.

OTD in 1765: Frederick County
This is one of the key events leading up to the American Revolutionary War.
1654

Religious philosopher Blaise Pascal had an intense dreamlike experience he believed to be a religious vision.

This experience dramatically changed his life and he kept a written account of his experience in his coat until he died eight years after.

Did you know that on this day, November 23rd 1889, the jukebox was presented for the first time at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco?