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On this day: November 23

POSTED: 1:55 AM Nov 22 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Nov 23 2012

The first jukebox goes into service, JFK lays in repose at the White House, "Doctor Who" debuts on TV, and "Three Men and a Baby" cleans up at the box office, all on this day.

OTD November 23 - Thespis
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534 B.C.: In Athens, Greece, Thespis of Icaria wins the first documented competition to find the best "tragedy," a new theatrical style at the time in which one singer or actor performs the words of individual characters in the stories, distinguishing between the characters with the aid of different mask. Thespis, who is named by Aristotle as the first person ever to appear on stage as an actor playing a character in a play, would inspire the word thespian, another word for actor still in use today.

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