1989

Nov 23, Lucia Barrera de Cerna, a housekeeper who said she had witnessed the slaying of six Jesuit priests and two other people at the Jose Simeon Canas University in El Salvador, was flown to the U.S. under heavy security.

 

2002

Nov 23, Miss World organisers moved the beauty pageant from Nigeria to London after three days of Muslim-Christian bloodletting killed 215 people. The violence was triggered by a newspaper’s suggestion that the Islamic prophet Muhammad would have liked the event.

 

2006

Nov 23, Anita O’Day (87), jazz singer, died in West Los Angeles. Her 1981 autobiography was titled “High Times Hard Times.”
2007

Nov 23, Emily Sander (18), a Kansas college student and Internet porn star, was last seen leaving a bar in El Dorado, about 30 miles from Wichita, with a man identified as Israel Mireles (24). Her body was found Nov 29 about 50 miles east of El Dorado. Mireles was arrested in Mexico on Dec 19 and extradited to the US on June 25, 2009.
2011

Nov 23, Nigeria’s president unexpectedly fired Farida Waziri, the female head of the lead anti-corruption agency, removing an official accused of being controlled by the political elite in this graft-prone nation. The president appointed agency deputy Ibrahim Lamurde as the commission’s acting chairman.

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