On this day: November 23

Published On: Nov 22 2012 12:55:36 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 23 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

The first jukebox goes into service, JFK lays in repose at the White House, "Doctor Who" debuts on TV, and Africa gets its first elected female head of state, all on this day.

OTD November 23 - Areopagitica
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1644: John Milton publishes "Areopagitica," a pamphlet decrying censorship. It is regarded as one of the most eloquent defenses of press freedom ever written.

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