November 23, the seats of the UN China

Today is Wednesday, November 23, the 327th day of 2022. There are 38 days left in the year.

Today’s highlights in history:

On November 23, 1971, the People’s Republic of China sat on the UN Security Council.

In this day:

In 1889, the first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon. (The coin-operated device consisted of four listening tubes connected to an Edison phonograph.)

In 1903, Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in “Rigoletto.”

In 1936 Life, the photojournalism magazine created by Henry R. Luce (loos), was first published.

In 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed November 25 a day of national mourning for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

In 1980, some 2,600 people died from a series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy.

In 1996, a commandeered Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the water off the Comoros Islands, killing 125 of the 175 people on board, including the three hijackers.

In 2000, in a setback for Al Gore, the Florida Supreme Court refused to order Miami-Dade County officials to resume manual counting of ballots. Meanwhile, Gore’s lawyers argued in a brief filed with the US Supreme Court that the high court should stay out of the Florida election controversy.

In 2003, five US soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Eduard Shevardnadze (sheh-vahrd-NAHD’-zeh) resigned as Georgia’s president in the face of protests.

In 2006, former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko (lee-vee-NYEN’-koh) died in London of radiation poisoning after making a deathbed statement blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In 2008, the government unveiled a bold plan to bail out Citigroup, pumping a new $20 billion into the troubled company and guaranteeing hundreds of billions of dollars in risky assets.

In 2011, Yemen’s authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh (AH’-lee ahb-DUH’-luh sah-LEH’) agreed to resign amid a fierce uprising to overthrow him after 33 years in power.

In 2020, the federal government recognized Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the November 3 election, formally initiating the transition of power; President Donald Trump still refused to budge and vowed to continue a court fight after General Services Administrator Emily Murphy gave Biden the green light to coordinate with federal agencies ahead of his inauguration. Michigan certified Biden’s victory in the battleground state.

Ten years ago: Supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi clashed in the streets of Cairo and other major cities in the worst violence since Morsi took office nearly five months earlier. Actor Larry Hagman, best known for playing conniving oil magnate JR Ewing on the television series “Dallas,” has died in Dallas at the age of 81.

Five years ago: The holiday shopping season kicked off with some major retailers opening in the afternoon or evening of Thanksgiving, hoping a better economy would kickstart them.

One year ago: A jury in Virginia ordered 17 white nationalist leaders and organizations to pay more than $26 million in damages for the violence that erupted during the deadly 2017 Unite the Right demonstration in Charlottesville in 2017. A federal jury in Cleveland found that CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies recklessly distributed massive amounts of painkillers in two Ohio counties. (A judge awarded $650 million in damages.) NASA launched a spacecraft on a mission to crash into an asteroid to test whether it would be possible to deflect a moving space rock. (NASA said the mission was a success.) President Joe Biden ordered the release of a record 50 million barrels of oil from the US strategic reserve, with the goal of cutting gasoline and other costs. The only person convicted of the 2007 murder in Italy of British student Meredith Kercher, Rudy Guede, has been released after serving most of his 16-year prison sentence. Multi-genre artist Jon Batiste garnered the most Grammy nominations with 11.

Today’s birthday: The actor Franco Nero is 81 years old. Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (ES’-tur-hahs) is 78. Actor-comedy writer Bruce Vilanch is 75. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., is 72. Singer Bruce Hornsby she is 68. Former Sen. Mary Landrieu (LAN’-droo), D-La., is 67. Actor Maxwell Caulfield is 63. Actor John Henton is 62. TV personality Robin Roberts (“Good Morning America”) is 62. Rock singer Musician Ken Block (Sister Hazel) is 56. Actor Salli Richardson-Whitfield is 55 years old. The actor Oded Fehr (OH’-dehd fayr) is 52 years old. Rapper and actor Kurupt (Tha Dogg Pound) is 50 years old. Actor Page Kennedy is 46 years old. Actor Kelly Brook is 43 years old. Actor Lucas Grabeel (GRAY’-beel) is 38. TV personality Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is 35. Actress/singer Miley Cyrus is 30. Actress Olivia Keville (TV: “Splitting Up Together”) is 20 .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *