History of 23 November

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  • 1991 – Yugoslavia’s rival leaders agreed to a new cease-fire, the 14th of the Balkan civil war.
  • 1991 – The Sacramento Kings ended the NBA’s longest road losing streak at 43 games.
  • 1992 – The play “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” opened.
  • 1994 – About 111 people, mostly women and children, were killed in a stampede after Indian police baton-charged tribal protesters in the western city of Nagpur.
  • 1995 – Charles Rathbun, free-lance photographer, was booked in Hermosa Beach, CA, for investigation of murder in the disappearance of model Linda Sobek. He was later convicted.
  • 1998 – Dennis Rodman filed for an annulment from Carmen Electra. The two had been married on November 14, 1998.
  • 1998 – The tobacco industry signed the biggest U.S. civil settlement. It was a $206-billion deal to resolve remaining state claims for treating sick smokers.
  • 1998 – A U.S. federal judge rejected a Virginia county’s effort to block pornography on library computer calling the attempt unconstitutional.
  • 2001 – A crowd of 87,555 people watched the Texas Longhorns beat the Texas A&M Aggies 21-7. The crowd was the largest to see a football game in Texas.
  • 2010 – North Korea shelled Yeonpyeong Island.
  • 2011 – Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.
  • 2015 – Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle became the first rocket to successfully fly to space and then return to Earth for a controlled, vertical landing.

Celebrating BIrthday Today

  • 1982 – Colby Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey player[
  • 1982 – Dallas Johnson, Australian rugby league player
  • 1982 – Asafa Powell, Jamaican sprinter[
  • 1983 – Nasser Al-Shamrani, Saudi Arabian footballer
  • 1983 – Fatih Yiğituşağı, Turkish footballer
  • 1984 – Amruta Khanvilkar, Indian actress and dancer
  • 1984 – Justin Turner, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Viktor An, South Korean speed skater
  • 1987 – Nicklas Bäckström, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1990 – Shaun Hutchinson, English footballer
  • 1990 – Eddy Kim, South Korean singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1990 – Alena Leonova, Russian figure skater
  • 1990 – Christopher Quiring, German footballer
  • 1991 – Ahmed Shehzad, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1992 – Miley Cyrus, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1992 – Gabriel Landeskog, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1994 – Wes Burns, Welsh footballer1995 – Kelly Rosen, Estonian footballer
  • 1996 – Anna Yanovskaya, Russian ice dancer