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Today in History - Nov. 23

Today in History for Nov. 23: In 1621, poet John Donne was elected dean of St. Paul's Cathedral in London. In 1765, Frederick County, Maryland, became the first colonial entity to repudiate the British Stamp Act.

Today in Music History - Nov. 23

Today in Music History for Nov. 23: In 1889, the Pacific Phonograph Company, owned by Louis Glass, installed the world's first jukebox at his Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.

Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 22

Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 22: Actor Michael Callan is 82. Actor Allen Garfield is 78. Comedian-director Terry Gilliam (Monty Python) is 77. Actor Tom Conti is 76. Singer Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods) is 76.

Today in History - Nov. 22

Today in History for Nov. 22: In 1718, the English pirate Blackbeard was killed during a battle off the Virginia coast.

Today in Music History - Nov. 22

Today in Music History for Nov. 22: In 1899, songwriter, singer and actor Hoagy Carmichael, composer of the standards "Star Dust" and "Georgia on My Mind," was born in Bloomington, Ind. "Star Dust" was Carmichael's first major success.

Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 21

Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 21: Actor Joseph Campanella ("The Colbys," ''Ben") is 93. Actor Laurence Luckinbill is 83. Actress Marlo Thomas is 80. Actor Rick Lenz is 78. Singer Dr. John is 77.

Today in Music History - Nov. 21

Today in Music History for Nov. 21: In 1877, Thomas Edison announced he invented a "talking machine" -- something that became known as the phonograph. In 1941, songwriter David Porter was born in Memphis.

Today in History - Nov. 21

Today in History for Nov. 21: In 1766, the first theatre in the U.S. -- the "Southfork" -- opened in Philadelphia. In 1783, the first free flight was made by two men who rose 100 metres above Paris in a hot-air balloon.

Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 20

Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 20: Actress-comedian Kaye Ballard is 92. Actress Estelle Parsons is 90. Author Don DeLillo is 81. Comedian Dick Smothers is 79. Tony Butala of the pop vocal group The Lettermen is 77. Singer Norman Greenbaum is 75.

Today in Music History - Nov. 20

Today in Music History for Nov. 20: In 1886, the Toronto Conservatory of Music was incorporated. It began with 200 students and 50 teachers, and operated in a space over a music store in the downtown area.