#TodayInHistory: Popular screen delight, ‘Dr. Who’ makes grand debut!
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#TodayInHistory: Popular screen delight, ‘Dr. Who’ makes grand debut!

Yvonne Williams

Today November 23 as we flip through pages, we recall memorable events in history

2009 – Nigeria, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua is jetted to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment. He did not officially had over to Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan.

1963 – Flower tributes are placed at the spot where President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Tex., the day after the assassination, Nov. 23. Following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, becomes the new president of the United States .

1963 -BBC’s British science fiction television programme ‘Doctor Who’ is shown on TV for the first time. “the Doctor” played by William Hartnell in the first series travels through time and space in the TARDIS ( A blue 1950’s police box ) . “Doctor Who” is also the longest-running science fiction television show in the world.

2002- Nigeria, The Miss World contest is forced to relocate to London from Abuja after riots by Muslim youths opposed to the show left more than 100 people dead and 500 injured in the city of Kaduna.

The riots were ignited by an article in a Nigerian newspaper allegedly denigrating Prophet Mohammad.

1996: Actor-comedian Chris Rock and Malaak Compton were married but sadly, after 18 years of marriage the couple called it quits.

1993 – The Food Network made its debut.

Source:

www.timelines.ws

www.thepeoplehistory.com

www.thepeoplehistory.com

www.thehindu.com
www.opinionnigeria.com
www.themalaymailonline.com
board.dailyflix.net
archives.deccanchronicle.com
www.thefrisky.com
www.desmoinesregister.com

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