Today is Wednesday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2005. There are 38 days left in the year. On this date in 1945, most U.S. wartime rationing of foods, including meat and butter, ends.



Today is Wednesday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2005. There are 38 days left in the year. On this date in 1945, most U.S. wartime rationing of foods, including meat and butter, ends.
In 1765, Frederick County, Md., repudiates the British Stamp Act. In 1804, the 14th president of the United States, Franklin Pierce, is born in Hillsboro, N.H. In 1903, singer Enrico Caruso makes his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in "Rigoletto." In 1936, Life, the magazine created by Henry R. Luce, is first published. In 1943, during World War II, U.S. forces seize control of Tarawa and Makin atolls from the Japanese. In 1959, the musical "Fiorello!," with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, opens on Broadway. In 1963, President Johnson proclaims Nov. 25 a day of national mourning following the assassination of President Kennedy. In 1971, the People's Republic of China is seated in the U.N. Security Council. In 1980, some 4,800 people are killed by a series of earthquakes that devastate southern Italy. In 1985, retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin is arrested and accused of spying for China. (He commits suicide a year after his conviction.)
November 23, 1980: The United States may face a severe steel shortage by 1985 as a result of the steel industry shakeout that brought about the closing of steel plants in the Youngstown area.
An alliance of businessmen, bankers and educators is offering its help in persuading Airship Industries Ltd. to locate a factory at Lansdowne Airport.
Legendary Hollywood bombshell Mae West -- who starred in Vaudeville, plays and films as a brassy, bosomy sex symbol of the 1920s and 1930s -- dies at her Los Angeles apartment at the age of 87.
November 23, 1965: Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co. is celebrating its 65th birthday. James A. Campbell and George D. Wick, former officials of the old Republic Iron and Steel Co., got the idea of organizing a steel company in their hometown and persuaded some 55 prominent Youngstown men and women to invest $600,000.
For the first time in many years, Mahoning County will send a delegate to the National 4-H Club Congress. Richard Pine of Beaver Township is one of 32 Ohio 4-H members who will attend the Chicago event.
Youngstown Municipal Judge Don L. Hanni Jr. uses a lie detector to help him decide whether the defendant or an AWOL sailor he implicated was telling the truth about the theft of an airline limousine from its downtown stand. The defendant, a 29-year-old Pittsburgh man, failed the test and was sentenced to 60 days in jail; the sailor was returned to his Virginia base.
November 23, 1955: Robert Brownlee, 49, of Springfield Township is trampled to death by a bull on the Brownlee Farm two miles southeast of Petersburg.
David Whitney Garfield Jr., 32, of Canfield, budding communist leader who was expelled from the party in 1953, says he has been selected by Gus Hall, former Youngstown Communist leader, as the No. 1 man to head the party's reserves.
Youngstown University is without its beautiful bronze-lettered school sign after thieves or vandals pried the letters off overnight. The sign was a gift from the class of 1955. The 20 letters were valued at $300.
November 23, 1930: Chaney High School Principal C.W. Ricksecker outlines plans for a football stadium for the school during the annual football banquet, which was held at Mahoning Avenue M.E. church and attended by 800 people.
The Vindicator's Old-Time Newsboys raise $3,500 to provide Thanksgiving dinners for about 1,500 needy families in the city.
The New York Evening Post reports that the Soviet Union is exporting coal to the United States at a loss in order to bolster its exports.

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