Monday, 23 November 2015

Nov 23

1990   The first all-woman expedition to South Pole sets off from Antarctica on the part of a 70-day trip; the group includes 12 Russians, 3 Americans and 1 Japanese.
1992   The first Smartphone, IBM Simon, introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2005   Ellen Johnson Sirleaf elected president of Liberia; she is the first woman to lead an African nation.
1887   Boris Karloff, film actor most famous for his role as the monster in the movie Frankenstein.
1888   Adolph Arthur "Harpo" Marx, American comedian, one of the Marx brothers.
1897   Willie "The Lion" Smith, jazz and ragtime pianist.