Once Upon A Time – November 23 – 1863 – Patent Granted For Process Of Making Color Photographs

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

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Today In Film & Tv

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

Today In Sport

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

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1863 Patent granted for a process of making color photographs

1942 Chinese steward Poon Lim begins 133 days adrift after British ship SS Benlomond torpedoed by german U-boat and he is the sole survivor

Famous Weddings

1929 Academy Award-winning Shirley Booth marries comic actor Ed Gardner

1940 Film director David Lean (32) weds actress Kay Walsh (29)

1940 RAF pilot Guy Gibson (22) weds show dancer and actress Eve Moore in Penarth’s Anglican Church

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