November 23: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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 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 Events 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. Read More

2004 Blizzard released World of Warcraft for PC and Mac, changing the MMORPG scene forever.

Most people know someone addicted to World of Warcraft (WoW) at some point in their lives, and that's not even an exaggeration! With expansion pack after expansion pack releasing, it's no surprise that WoW keeps dragging players back to the game.

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.

1972 The fourth and final attempt to launch the Soviet Union’s N1 rocket failed.

1963 President Lyndon Johnson had his first day in office after becoming the 36th president of the United States.


1924 The New York Times published Edwin Hubble’s discovery that the Andromeda “nebula” is actually a galaxy.

Before Hubble's discovery, it was commonly thought that the entire universe was contained within our galaxy, the Milky Way. The discovery was made at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California, which had the world's largest telescope. Hubble's findings completely changed the way we view the universe.

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.

OTD in 1889: The jukebox was presented for the first time at a Palais Royale

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, 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.

534 BC Thespis of Icaria, an ancient Greek poet, became the first recorded person to act out a character in a play.

Before this, actors would merely speak as themselves instead of as other fictional or non-fictional characters. Thespis was also responsible for inventing the form of theatre known as Greek Tragedy.

Famous Quotes Said On November 23

Below you’ll find the most popular things people have said on this day throughout history.


“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.”

– Helen Keller

Famous People Born On November 23

If today is your birthday, you have this in common with Miley Cyrus. Find out more about what famous people were born on this day.

1992 Miley Cyrus

American Singer

Miley Cyrus
30 years old
Born In:
Tennessee, USA
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1996 Lia Marie Johnson

American Actress

Lia Marie Johnson
26 years old
Born In:
Hawaii, USA

1984 Lucas Grabeel

American Actor

Lucas Grabeel
38 years old
Born In:
Missouri, USA

1979 Kelly Brook

English Model

Kelly Brook
43 years old
Born In:
England, UK

Special Holidays On November 23

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

November 23: National Espresso Day

National Espresso Day

Considering a large part of the world virtually runs off espresso, it’s amazing that this celebration doesn’t run for a week! Try buying a fancier pack of coffee beans and make your own delicious espresso, or take yourself out to a fancy coffee shop for a top-shelf brew!

November 23: Fibonacci Day

Fibonacci Day

Fibonacci Day honors the Fibonacci Sequence and Leonardo Fibonacci, the man who brought the concept to Europe. We celebrate it today as the first four numbers of the sequence (1,1,2,3) resemble today’s date. So celebrate by learning more about these magical numbers today!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

Karen Gillan shaved her head bald for her role as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel ended up making a wig of the hair she wore on the show “Selfie.”

November 23 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

Sagittarians are incredibly spontaneous and will jump at almost any chance for an adventure.

All those born in November have the Topaz birthstone. Topaz is a very hard and durable gemstone and provides love and affection while also providing strength and intelligence.

For people born on this day, your estimated date of conception falls on March 2nd in the same year.

A baby that is conceived on November 23, 2023, will likely be due next year around August 16.

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