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NOVEMBER 23

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Japan: Kinro Kansha no Hi/Niinamesai (Labor Thanksgiving Day/Harvest Festival)
(Day of thanksgiving observed since 1948 on November 23 - date of ancient Harvest Festival)
 Kinro Kansha no Hi Labor and Labor Day Farming and Agriculture U.S. Department of State
Maryland: Repudiation Day
(Commemorates Frederick County's repudiation of the Stamp Act: 11/23/1765)
Frederick County Repudiates Stamp Act The Stamp Act Maryland State Archives
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1765 12 Judges in Frederick County, Maryland Repudiate the Stamp Act of 1765 Frederick County Repudiates Stamp Act The Stamp Act Maryland State Archives
1823 The Bank of Florida Is Founded in Tallahassee Tallahassee, Florida Economics Florida Historical Society
1869 William and John Murkland Receive U.S. Patent #97,106 for Carpet Power-Loom Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Business Pierce Law Center
1897 A.J. Beard Receives Patent for "Jenny Coupler", a Lifesaving Railroad Coupler Alabama Mathematicians and Scientists African-American Mathematicians and Scientists Railroad Patents & Trademarks University of Pennsylvania
African American Inventor, J.L. Love, Patents (#594,114) a Pencil Sharpener African-American Mathematicians and Scientists Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks St. Louis Public Library
1903 Colorado Governor Sends Militia to Crush Cripple Creek Gold Miners' Strike Colorado Labor Gold History Channel
1941 Two Business Blocks in Seward, Alaska Are Destroyed by Fire Seward, Alaska Fire Alaska Historical Society
1948 F.G. Black Receives U.S. Patent #2,454,686 for the First Zoom Lens Patents & Trademarks Television Photography Inventors & Inventions Historic Firsts
1987 Chicago Board of Trade Places Limits on Stocks Following October Crash Markets & Investments Chicago Board of Trade History Channel
1998 U.S. States, Territories and Posssessions Reach a Master Settlement Agreement with American Tobacco Companies Wisconsin Government Tobacco Law and Legal Resources Economics University of Dayton Wisconsin Historical Society

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