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October 27:

1873: Joseph Glidden applied for a patent for barbed wire.

1904: New York City subway opened.

1962: Pres. John F. Kennedy reaches an agreement with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to end the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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October 28:

1886: Statue of Liberty was dedicated.

1918: Mutiny of German sailors in Kiel. The domestic situation was collapsing in Germany 2 weeks before the armistice that ended WWI.

1919: Congress passed the Volstead Act to enforce Prohibition.

1962: Nikita Khrushchev ordered the withdrawal of Soviet missiles from Cuba. It was the beginning of the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

1965: St. Louis Gateway Arch opened.
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October 29:

1619: Sir Walter Raleigh was executed.

1929: Black Tuesday: Stock Market crashed.

1956: Israel invaded Egypt to begin the Suez Crisis.

1998: John Glenn became the oldest person to travel into space at 77.
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historian said:

October 29:

1619: Sir Walter Raleigh was executed.

1929: Black Tuesday: Stock Market crashed.

1956: Israel invaded Egypt to begin the Suez Crisis.

1998: John Glenn became the oldest person to travel into space at 77.

1619 set the stage for Bell to invent the telephone. He was quite the prankster.

(First grocery store with a phone): Hello. How can I help you?

(Bell) Do you have Sir Walter Raleigh in a can?

(Store) yes we do.

(Bell snickering) Well you better let him out.

He latter moved on to telemarketing.
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October 30:

1864: Helena, Montana founded after gold was discovered nearby.

1938: Orson Welles broadcasted a dramatization of H.G. Wells's "War of the Worlds" and many people thought that it was a news report and Martians were really invading.

1941: Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt approved Lend Lease aid to the Soviet Union, months after Stalin was betrayed by his ally Hitler in the German invasion of June 22.

1995: Quebec separatists were narrowly defeated in a vote over separation from Canada.
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October 31:

1517: Martin Luther promulgated his "95 Theses" thus beginning the Protestant Reformation. Some scholars doubt that he actually nailed the list to the church door but there is no question that he drafted it and sent it to his superiors. The rest, as the say, is history.

1776: King George III spoke before Parliament for the first time since the American Declaration of Independence.

1950: Earl Lloyd became the first black player in the NBA.

1961: Stalin's body was removed from Lenin's tomb.

1984: Assassination of India's Prime Minister Indira Ghandi.
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November 1:

1512: The Sistine Chapel was open for public viewing of the paintings by Michelangelo on the ceiling.

1765: Parliament enacted the Stamp Act despite widespread opposition by American colonists. That opposition, along with organized resistance, would eventually force Parliament to repeal the failed law but they would not give up on trying to tax the colonists against their will.

1800: John Adams moved into the White House, the first president to live there.

1861: Pres. Abraham Lincoln named Gen. George B. McClellan commander of the Union Army to replace Gen. Winfield Scott (who was too old & too fat to ride his horse).

1950: Assassination attempt on Pres. Harry S. Truman.

1952: The U.S. successfully tested the first hydrogen bomb.

1993: Beginning of the European Union.
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November 2:

1795: Birthday of James K. Polk

1865: Birthday of Warren G. Harding

1917: In the aftermath of the British army taking Jerusalem from the Ottoman Turks, the British government issued the Balfour Declaration providing explicit support to the establishment of a Jewish state in the Holy Land. Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour was influenced by his friend Chaim Weizmann, a noted Zionist, whose chemistry expertise had helped the British during WWI.

1947: Howard Hughes's "Spruce Goose" flies for the first and only time.

1948: Harry S. Truman was reelected president defeating Thomas Dewey.

1963: South Vietnamese Pres. Ngo Dinh Diem was assassinated during a coup. U.S. leaders, including Pres. John F. Kennedy, knew of the plot in advance and approved as Diem was proving not to be much of an ally.

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historian said:

November 2:

1795: Birthday of James K. Polk

1865: Birthday of Warren G. Harding

1917: In the aftermath of the British army taking Jerusalem from the Ottoman Turks, the British government issued the Balfour Declaration providing explicit support to the establishment of a Jewish state in the Holy Land. Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour was influenced by his friend Chaim Weizmann, a noted Zionist, whose chemistry expertise had helped the British during WWI.

1947: Howard Hughes's "Spruce Goose" flies for the first and only time.

1948: Harry S. Truman was reelected president defeating Thomas Dewey.

1963: South Vietnamese Pres. Ngo Dinh Diem was assassinated during a coup. U.S. leaders, including Pres. John F. Kennedy, knew of the plot in advance and approved as Diem was proving not to be much of an ally.


I was not aware of Kennedy' knowledge of the plot on Diem
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Me either. Great job historian
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The History Channel web site refers to US officials knowing:

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ngo-dinh-diem-assassinated-in-south-vietnam

I learned about JFK's involvement years ago but I don't remember the source. It may have been one of my history classes at Baylor!
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November 3:

1903: Panama declared independence from Colombia.

1964: Lyndon Johnson won the 1964 presidential election, defeating Barry Goldwater.

1969: Pres. Nixon called on the "silent majority" to support the war in Vietnam.

2014: One World Trade Center opened in NYC at the site of the former twin towers.
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November 4:

1842: Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd.

1918: Poet Wilfred Owen was killed in action a week before the armistice that would end WWI.

1922: Archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the entrance to Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt.

1956: The Soviets brutally crushed the Hungarian rebellion. The Hungarians had sought to leave the Warsaw Pact & the Russians dispelled all their illusions that they had any options in the matter (or any other matter).

1979: During the Iranian Revolution, student radicals stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 90 Americans hostage beginning the hostage crisis that would last 444 days.

1995: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated.

2008: Barack Hussein Obama was elected the first black president of the U.S.
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historian said:

November 3:

2008: Barack Hussein Obama was elected the first mixed race president of the U.S.

Fixed. His mother was a white lady from Kansas.
If the real thing don't do the trick
You better make up something quick
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Yea, I know. I almost said something like that. But he looks black and that's the official line and for a lot of people that's enough. Personally, I don't care one way or another. I don't want to deal with mixed race issues.
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It's the truth, don't be afraid of the truth.
If the real thing don't do the trick
You better make up something quick
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"The truth will set you free."

But sometimes discretion is the better part of valor.
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SMH
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November 5:

1556: Mughal army won a major victory leading to the accession of Akbar to the throne.

1605: King James I of England learned of the gunpowder plot, a Catholic plot to blow up the British government. It's called Guy ****es Day, named for one of the plotters.

1862: Pres. Lincoln removed Gen. McClellan from command after his repeated failures to show resolve and determination during the Civil War.

1912: Woodrow Wilson was elected when former Republican Theodore Roosevelt ran as a Progressive against Republican incumbent William H. Taft.

1940: Pres. Franklin D Roosevelt was reelected to an unprecedented third term as president.

1968: Richard Nixon was elected president.

1994: George Foreman became the oldest heavyweight champion.

2009: Islamofascist Army major murdered 13 people at Ft. Hood.
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Wilson's re-election was in 1916.
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Thanks. I corrected the error. That's what happens when I'm tired.
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November 6:

1528: Cabeza de Vaca discovered Texas.

1860: Abraham Lincoln elected president even though his name was not even on the ballot in several southern states.

1861: Jefferson Davis elected president of the Confederacy.

1917: Bolshevik Revolution began. The "October Revolution" was in November because the Russians had not yet switched to the Gregorian Calendar.
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November 7:

1940: Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsed because the engineers who had designed it had not adequately accounted for the winds.

1944: FDR elected to a fourth term as president of the U.S.

1972: Richard Nixon was elected president in a huge landslide over George McGovern.

2000: Presidential election between George W. Bush & Al Gore. It was too close to call a winner.
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November 8:

1864: Abraham Lincoln was reelected president.

1887: Doc Holiday died of tuberculosis.

1895: Wilhelm Conrad Rntgen discovered X-Rays.

1923: Beginning of Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch in Munich.

1939: HItler survived an assassination attempt, one of several.

1960: John F. Kennedy was elected president.

1994: For the first time in 40 years, the Republicans won control of the House of Representatives resulting in Newt Gingrich becoming Speaker of the House.
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November 9:

1862: Ambrose Burnside assumed command of the Union Army. His career in this position would be disastrous and his only other notable accomplishment was his contribution to etymology: the origin of the word sideburns.

1918: German Revolution: the Kaiser abdicated and a Republic was proclaimed from the Reichstag. It would be this government that would sign the armistice and the horrendous peace treaty, & thus get blamed for Germany's surrender in WWI.

1938: Kristallnacht: Nazi thugs go on a rampage across Germany, terrorizing & vandalizing Jewish homes and business and burning synagogues down.

1989: East Germany government opened access through the Berlin Wall. Once it was opened a crack, it was no turning back and soon hammers & chisels followed by bulldozers were demolishing the symbol of socialist oppression.
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November 10:

1775: Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps

1928: First publication of novel, All Quiet on the Western Front

1942: Nazi forces occupied Vichy, France.

1969: Debut of Sesame Street.
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Sesame Street ! Hard to believe it has been around that long. Great children's show
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historian said:

November 10:

1775: Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps

1928: First publication of novel, All Quiet on the Western Front

1942: Nazi forces occupied Vichy, France.

1969: Debut of Sesame Street.

1975: The Witch of November takes down the Edmund Fitzgerald.
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???
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historian said:

???


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Edmund_Fitzgerald
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lol
I thought maybe it was about boxing!
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November 11:

1831: Nat Turner was executed for the slave rebellion he had led a few months earlier. He and his followers had slaughtered dozens of white men, women & children.

1918: Armistice Day/Veterans Day: Early in the morning, representatives of German forces met with representatives of the Allied armies to hammer out the armistice: Germany surrendering to end WWI. As per their agreement, the guns went silent at 11 a.m.--the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

1921: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery was dedicated.
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November 12:

1799: First meteor shower on record.

1864: Gen. Sherman ordered the destruction of the Atlanta business district before beginning his famous March to the Sea.

1969: My Lai massacre reported.

1979: Pres. Jimmy Carter imposed an embargo on oil imports from Iran.

1982: Yuri Andropov became the new Soviet dictator.

1990: Akihito became emperor of Japan.
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