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Today in History
Today in History: Sunday, November  23, 2014
AP Highlight in History:
On Nov. 23, 1936, Life magazine was first published.
 
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On this date in:
1804Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, was born in Hillsboro, N.H.
1889The jukebox made its debut, at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
1903Singer Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in "Rigoletto."
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1954The Dow Jones industrial average finally surpassed it's pre-crash high - 25 years after Black Tuesday - when it closed at 382.74.
1971The People's Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council.
1980A series of earthquakes devastated southern Italy, killing some 2,600 people.
2001An Israeli helicopter fired two missiles at a van in the West Bank, killing Mahmoud Abu Hanoud, a leading member of the Islamic militant Hamas group.
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2006Former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko died in London from radiation poisoning after making a deathbed statement blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin.
2011Yemen's authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to step down amid a fierce uprising to oust him after 33 years in power.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., turns 64 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Bruce VilanchActor, comedy writer67
Bruce HornsbyRock musician60
Mary LandrieuU.S. senator, D-La.59
Robin RobertsTV host ("Good Morning America")54
Jonathan PapelbonBaseball player34
Nicole "Snooki" PolizziTV personality ("Jersey Shore")27
Actress-singer Miley Cyrus ("Hannah Montana") turns 22 years old today.
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