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
Her parents did not want her to be an actress, so she had to apply to the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama secretly. Who is she?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
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