On This Day in History Nov. 23, 2020

1859 – The famous western outlaw “Billy the Kid” is born, most likely in a poor Irish neighborhood on News York City’s East Side. He is shot dead at age 21 and is thought to have killed at least nine people in the American West.

1936 – The first issue of  Life magazine is published. Owned by legendary publisher Henry Luce, Life featured great photography and journalism with 8 million subscribers at its peak. It ceases weekly publication in 1972.

1963 – Following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson becomes the new president of the United States.

1982 – The British TV program Doctor Who is shown on BBC TV for the first time. The “Doctor” travels though time and space in the TARDIS, a blue 1950s police box.