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November 23rd, 1903, singer Enrico Caruso made
his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera
House in New York, appearing in
On this date:
In 1765, Frederick County,
Maryland, repudiated the British Stamp Act.
In 1804, the 14th
president of the United States, Franklin
was born in Hillsboro, New Hampshire.
In 1889, the first
jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the
Palais Royale Saloon.
"Life," the magazine created by Henry
R. Luce, was first published.
In 1943, during
World War Two, US forces seized control of Tarawa
and Makin atolls from the Japanese.
In 1945, most US
wartime rationing of foods, including meat and
In 1959, the
musical "Fiorello!," with music by
Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, opened
In 1971, the
People's Republic of China was seated in the UN
In 1980, some 4800
people were killed by a series of earthquakes
that devastated southern Italy.
In 1996, a
hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 crashed
into the waves off Comoros Islands, killing 125
of the 175 people on board.
Ten years ago:
President Bush conferred separately with Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo and Syrian
President Hafez Assad in Geneva, seeking Arab
support for his drive to expel Iraqi troops from
Five years ago:
Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic grudgingly
accepted the US-backed peace plan for the former
Yugoslavia after meeting with Serbian President
Slobodan Milosevic. Movie director Louis Malle
died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 63.
One year ago: In a
plea met with scant applause and silent stares,
President Clinton told ethnic Albanians in Kosovo
that "you must try" to forgive Serb
neighbors and stop punishing them for the terror
campaign of Slobodan Milosevic. Defense Secretary
William Cohen called for a military-wide review
of conduct after a Pentagon study said up to 75
percent of blacks and other ethnic minorities
reported experiencing racially offensive
"I'm a realist and
so I think regretting is a useless occupation.
You help no one with it. But you can't live
without illusions even if you must fight for
them, such as `love conquers all.' It isn't true,
but I would like it to be."
Marlene Dietrich, German-born actress