November 23: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


(November 23, 1863)
The Battle of Chattanooga begins, resulting in a decisive Union victory during the American Civil War. General Ulysses S. Grant's Union forces resupply soldiers and counter-attack Confederate troops in Chattanooga, Tennessee. photo source:


(November 23, 1887)
Boris Karloff, an English actor most known for his sympathetic and scary depiction of the monster in the film Frankenstein (1931), was born. photo source:

(November 23, 1990)
Roald Dahl, a British novelist best known for his irreverent children's tales such as James and the Giant Peach (1961) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964), passed away in Oxford, England. photo source:

(November 23, 1992)
The IBM Simon, the first smartphone, is unveiled at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. photo source:

(Died on November 23, 2017)
Stela Popescu, Romanian actress (b. 1935).

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