Welcome to Pacific Electric Monograph's guide to significant dates in Pacific History.
November 23
In 1889, the first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon. The contraption, devised by Louis Glass, consisted of an Edison tinfoil phonograph with four listening tubes -- no loudspeakers -- and a coin slot for each tube. A nickel purchased two minutes of music.
In 1943, during World War II, U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin atolls as Japanese forces surrendered during the Central Pacific offensive in the Gilbert Islands. In Burma, Japanese forces overran China's 112th Regiment and captured their headquarters.
In 1971, the People's Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

The Year at a Glance


Back to Pacific Electric Monograph. Send us your comments and additions.

These pages are always under construction. Links to other sites do not necessarily represent endorsement by Pacific Electric Monograph.
These pages look best on my computer over at my house.
© 2000 Pacific Monograph