November 23 in Pop Culture History

November 23

1644 – John Milton published Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship.

1874 – A paper by Ferdinand Braun was published in the Annalen der Physik und Chemie describing his discovery of the electrical rectifier effect, the first semi-conductor.

1889 – Debut of the first jukebox, the ‘nickel-in-the-slot phonograph’, at the Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco. It could only be loaded with one cylinder (song) at a time.

1897 – The patent (#594,114) for …