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 - JFK in repose
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1963: The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy lays in repose in East Room of White House, a day after he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy would lay in repose for 24 hours in the same room where, nearly 100 years earlier, President Abraham Lincoln had lain following his assassination.

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