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On This Day November 23: First smartphone, Maguindanao massacre, Miley Cyrus,


1867 – The Manchester Martyrs are hanged in Manchester, England, for killing a police officer while freeing two Irish nationalists from custody.
1889 – The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.

A 1940s jukebox

A 1940s jukebox

1936 – Life magazine is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success.
1959 – French President Charles de Gaulle declares in a speech in Strasbourg his vision for “Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals”.
1963 – The BBC broadcasts “An Unearthly Child” (starring William Hartnell), the first episode of the science-fiction television serial of the same name and the first episode of Doctor Who, which is now the world’s longest running science fiction drama.
1974 – Sixty Ethiopian politicians, aristocrats, military officers, and other persons are executed by the provisional military government.
1992 – The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, is introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

IBM Simon

IBM Simon

2004 – The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, the largest religious building in Georgia, is consecrated.


1888 – Harpo Marx, American actor and singer (d. 1964)
1941 – Franco Nero, Italian actor and producer
1945 – Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer
1949 – Alan Paul, American singer-songwriter and actor (The Manhattan Transfer)
1954 – Bruce Hornsby, American singer-songwriter and pianist (The Other Ones)


1961 – John Schnatter, American businessman, founded Papa John’s Pizza
1974 – Malik Rose, American basketball player and sportscaster
1992 – Miley Cyrus, American singer-songwriter and actress



1927 – Miguel Pro, Mexican priest and martyr (b. 1891)
1970 – Yusof bin Ishak, Singaporean journalist and politician, 1st President of Singapore (b. 1910)
1979 – Merle Oberon, Indian-American actress and singer (b. 1911)
1991 – Klaus Kinski, German-American actor and director (b. 1926)
2014 – Tamir Rice, American shooting victim (b. 2002)



1898 – A commission of 10 members, presided over by Felipe Agoncillo, was formed in a move to launch an information blitz to heighten the awareness of the Western world on the capacity of the Filipinos to govern themselves.Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo likewise created diplomatic positions abroad to press for the recognition of Philippine Independence as well as to carry on its propaganda activities for the Revolutionary government.

1986 – President Corazon C. Aquino appointed Gen. Rafael Ileto as the 17th Defense Secretary, replacing Juan Ponce Enrile.

2009 – The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Philippines



1924 – Anita Linda, Filipino actress
1969 – Robin Padilla, Filipino actor, martial artist, and screenwriter
1986 – Maxene Magalona, Filipino model and actress
1988 – Saab Magalona, Filipino actress and singer

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