Today In History – 23 November

Important Events

1248 Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile after the city capitulates

1644 “Areopagitica”, a pamphlet by John Milton decrying censorship, is published

1869 The clipper Cutty Sark is launched In Dumbarton, Scotland, one of the last clippers ever built and the only one still surviving

2018 US Federal Climate report finds climate change will reduce economy by 10% by 2100 with $141 billion cost from heat-related deaths, $118 billion from sea level rise

2019 Sumatran rhino officially declared extinct in Malaysia after last known specimen, 25-year-old Iman, dies of cancer in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Today In Film & TV

1923 Cecil B. DeMille’s first version of “The Ten Commandments” premieres in the USA

Today In Music

1979 Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

Today In Sports

1892 Pierre de Coubertin launches plan for modern Olympic Games at the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques AGM

 

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