Historical Events for 23rd November 2020

1834 – Hector Berlioz’s “Harold in Italy” premieres
1869 – The clipper Cutty Sark is launched In Dumbarton, Scotland, one of the last clippers ever built and the only one still surviving
1911 – Post Hospital at Presidio, San Francisco, renamed Letterman General Hospital
1953 – KVFD (now KTIN) TV channel 21 in Ft Dodge, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1963 – LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)
1977 – “Jesus Christ Superstar” opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 96 performances
1984 – Test Cricket debuts of Australians David Boon aged 23 and Bob Holland aged 38 (v WI)
2003 – Presidents Cup Golf, Fancourt Hotel and CC: US and International team tie, 17-17; after 3 tied playoff holes between Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, captains and players decide Cup to be shared
2008 – 97th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Mar del Plata (3-1)
2019 – Sumatran rhino officially declared extinct in Malaysia after last known specimen, 25-year-old Iman, dies of cancer in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

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