2005 - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf elected president of Liberia; first woman leading African country.
2001 - Convention on Cyber crime, in Budapest
1981 - CIA authorized to support Contras.
1976 - Apneist Jacques Mayol first man reaching 100 m undersea without breathing equip.
1936 - Life magazine first issue
This Day In Business
1889 - The first jukebox goes into operation in San Francisco - it would later become a national phenomenon.
1936 - Henry Luce, publisher of "Time" & "Fortune magazines, launches magazine "Life"
1955 - Cocos Islands handed over from the United Kingdom to Australia.
2003 - New York Rangers forward Mark Messier: 2nd player in history to appear in 1700 games
November 23rd Holiday
Labor Thanksgiving Day (Japan) - Held annually to commemorate labor and production, as well to give thanks to one another in Japanese society.
Today's Birthday Trivia
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Today's Birthday Horoscope
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