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October 18:

1469: Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castille

1769: Mason Dixon line was drawn.

1867: The U.S. formally took possession of Alaska.

1898: The U.S. took control of Puerto Rico.

1990: Brittney Griner's birthday
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October 19:

1781: Americans won the Battle of Yorktown, securing our independence as the British sought peace. The French aid was essential by cutting off the escape of Gen. Cornwallis and his forces.

1796: During the presidential campaign against Vice President John Adams, an anonymous newspaper editorial accused Thomas Jefferson of having an affair with Sally Hemmings, one of his slaves.

1812: Napoleon's army is forced to retreat from Moscow. They had arrived a month earlier to find the city burning and abandoned. Now, they began the retreat which would prove disastrous, decimating his "Grand Armee" to a tiny fraction of its numbers.

1914: First Battle of Ypresduring WWI. The German advance through Belgium was slowed down forcing them to adjust their strategy to one of attrition.

1987: "Black Monday"as the Stock Market crashed in the largest ever one day percentage decline.
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October 20:

1803: Congress ratified the Louisiana Purchase.

1935: End of Mao's Long March.

1944: Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines as promised.

1947: HUAC began investigations of commies in Hollywood.

1973: The Sydney Opera House opened.

1973: "Saturday Night Massacre": Nixon wanted Watergate Special Prosecutor fired over demands that he turn over the tapes of Oval Office conversations. He eventually got it, but not before his Attorney General & Asst. AG also departed. Leon Jaworski (Baylor graduate) would be appointed to replace Cox and would continue where he left off.

2011: Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi killed by rebel forces.
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October 21:

1096: Thousands of German crusaders were slaughtered by the Seljuk Turks at Chivitot.

1529: Henry VIII was named Defender of the Faith after his spirited defense of the seven sacraments against the attacks of Martin Luther.

1600: Tokugawa Ieyasu defeated his enemies in the Battle of Sekigahara clenching his power over Japan. This would lead to the establishment of the shogunate which would provide peace and prosperity for 250 years.

1790: The French chose the Tricolor as their official flag.

1805: Battle of Trafalgar: a major naval victory of the British over Napoleon's forces. But the British paid a heavy price: Admiral and Viscount Horatio Nelson died in the battle.

1833: Birthday of Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel prizes.

1837: Under a flag of truce during peace talks, U.S. forces seized Seminole Chief Osceola in Florida. He would die in captivity eroding Seminole resistance.

1872: John H. Conyers became the first black admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy.

1017: Birthday of Dizzy Gillespie, jazz musician

1940: Publication of Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls.

1951: The Guggenheim Museum opened in NYC.

1967: 50,000 protestors staged the "March on the Pentagon" to protest the war in Vietnam.
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October 22:

1746: Princeton University was chartered by New Light Presbyterians for the purpose of training ministers.

1797: Andre-Jacqes Garnerin made the first ever parachute jump from a balloon 2,200 feet over Paris

1811: Birthday of Franz Liszt, piano virtuoso and composer

1836: Sam Houston was sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas.

1934: FBI agents killed "Pretty Boy" Floyd.

1938: Chester Carlson invented the photocopier. He tried to sell it to IBM, RCA, Kodak, and others but the saw no use for the new gadget.

1954: Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized a program to train the South Vietnamese Army after the communists won control over North Vietnam in the Geneva Accords.

1962: Pres. Kennedy addressed the nation in a live TV broadcast announcing that the Soviets had been secretly building nuclear missile sites in Cuba and his response: a blockade ("quarantine") of the island. This began the public phase of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the most dangerous crisis of the Cold War.

1967: 50,000 protestors staged the "March on the Pentagon" to protest the war in Vietnam.

1978: Inauguration of the papacy of Pope John Paul II, the first Pole to hold that position. He would provide strong leadership in the events surrounding the end of the Cold War.

2012: Cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles.
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October 22:

1746: Princeton University was chartered by New Light Presbyterians for the purpose of training ministers.

1797: Andre-Jacqes Garnerin made the first ever parachute jump from a balloon 2,200 feet over Paris

1811: Birthday of Franz Liszt, piano virtuoso and composer

1836: Sam Houston was sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas.

1934: FBI agents killed "Pretty Boy" Floyd.

1938: Chester Carlson invented the photocopier. He tried to sell it to IBM, RCA, Kodak, and others but the saw no use for the new gadget.

1954: Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized a program to train the South Vietnamese Army after the communists won control over North Vietnam in the Geneva Accords.

1962: Pres. Kennedy addressed the nation in a live TV broadcast announcing that the Soviets had been secretly building nuclear missile sites in Cuba and his response: a blockade ("quarantine") of the island. This began the public phase of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the most dangerous crisis of the Cold War.

1967: 50,000 protestors staged the "March on the Pentagon" to protest the war in Vietnam.

1978: Inauguration of the papacy of Pope John Paul II, the first Pole to hold that position. He would provide strong leadership in the events surrounding the end of the Cold War.

2012: Cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles.
1978 To my knowledge, the most positively, impactful pope of my lifetime.
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Possibly the most impactful in the last 100+ years.
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October 23:

4004 BC: According to 17th century scholar James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh, and Dr. John Lightfoot of Cambridge, the date the world was created, at 9 a.m.

42 BC: Brutus committed suicide.

1783: Virginia emancipated slaves who fought in the War for Independence.

1861: Pres. Abraham Lincoln suspended habeas corpus in Washington, D.C. for all military cases.

1869: Birthday of John Heisman, American college football coach and namesake of the trophy

1918: Pres. Woodrow Wilson, satisfied that the Germans were sincere in their request for an armistice, agreed to transmit this request to the Allies. The Germans had agreed to suspend submarine warfare, to cease inhuman practices such as using poison gas, and to withdraw German forces into German territory.

1929: Beginning of the first transcontinental passenger air service from New York to Los Angeles.

1940: Birthday of Pele, legendary Brazilian soccer player

1942: Birthday of Michael Crichton, American writer of Jurassic Parkand other popular novels

1962: Birthday of Doug Flutie, collegiate and pro football player, winner of the Heisman trophy in 1984

1970: Scott Drew's birthday

1973: A UN sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria.

1983: A suicide bomber drove a truck packed with explosives into the barracks of American forces in Beirut, killing 241 Marines.

1989: The communist Hungarian People's Republic was replaced by the Hungarian Republic.

1998: Mass murderer abortionist doctor was murdered himself in his home by a pro-life fanatic.

2002: Chechen rebels stormed a Moscow theater taking hundreds of people hostage.
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October 23:


1983: A suicide bomber drove a truck packed with explosives into the barracks of American forces in Beirut, killing 241 Marines.

Had a coworker who had been part of a military investigations unit at the time. She was one of the ones identifying the victims. Said hardest cases were where they did fingerprints on parts of fingers.
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Must have been gruesome. Maybe something like 9/11 on a much smaller scale.
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October 23, 1993:


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October 24:

439: Carthage, the leading Roman city in North Africa, fell to the Vandals.

1531: Catholic Bavaria joined the Protestant Schmalkaden League opposing Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.

1641: Irish rebellion against Protestants resulted in the massacre of 40,000+ men, women, and children.

1648: Peace of Westphalia ending the Thirty Years' War

1861: Western Union completed the first transcontinental telegraph line. This doomed the Pony Express.

1897: The first comic strip called the "Yellow Kid" appeared in the Sunday color supplement of the New York Journal.

1917: An Austro-German army defeated the Italian army at Caporetto, Italy.

1930: Debut of John Wayne in his first starring role, The Big Trail.

1930: Birthday of Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr. (aka the Big Bopper), early rock and roll musician

1931: Dedication of the George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River.

1931: Al Capone was sent to prison for tax evasion.

1945: UN Charter goes into effect after being ratified by the first 29 countries.

1945: Vidkun Quisling, Norway's minister president during WWII, was executed by firing squad for his collaboration with the Germans.

1992: The Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series, the first team from outside the US to do so.

2003: Final flight of the Concorde.
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October 25:

1415: Battle of Agincourt: The English under Henry V defeated the French during the Hundred Years' War.

1760: Coronation of King George III of England

1764: Marriage of John Adams & Abigail Smith.

1825: Birthday of Johann Strauss, composer

1838: Birthday of French opera composer Georges Bizet

1854: Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War.

1881: Birthday of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso

1923: The public first learned of the Teapot Dome scandal, involving the misuse of oil leases on public lands resulting in the first ever cabinet member going to jail.

1929: Sec. of the Interior Albert Fall found guilty of accepting a bribe in the Teapot Dome scandal.

1944: During the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the Japanese used Kamikaze attacks for the first time. The Americans still won this battle, the largest naval battle in history.

1950: After Chinese communist forces crossed the Yalu River into North Korea, they launched the first phase offensive against US-led United Nations forces.

1951: Conservatives defeated Labour in the UK's general election. Winston Churchill was again named Prime Minister.

1962: In a dramatic confrontation at the United Nations during the Cuban Missile Crisis, US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson showed the world photos of Soviet nuclear missile sites in Cuba, demonstrating that they had been lying all along.

1971: The UN expelled Taiwan & seated the People's Republic of China in their place.

1983: U.S. invasion of Grenada

1993: Isaiah Austin's birthday

2009: Islamofascist terrorists killed over 150 in bombings in Baghdad.
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October 25, 1986

I was 14 years old and the biggest Darry Strawberry fan.
One of the most unbelievable games in MLB history and an incredible AB for Mookie Wilson.


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October 25:

1415: Battle of Agincourt: The English under Henry V defeated the French during the Hundred Years' War.

1760: Coronation of King George III of England

1764: Marriage of John Adams & Abigail Smith.

1825: Birthday of Johann Strauss, composer

1838: Birthday of French opera composer Georges Bizet

1854: Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War.

1881: Birthday of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso

1923: The public first learned of the Teapot Dome scandal, involving the misuse of oil leases on public lands resulting in the first ever cabinet member going to jail.

1929: Sec. of the Interior Albert Fall found guilty of accepting a bribe in the Teapot Dome scandal.

1944: During the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the Japanese used Kamikaze attacks for the first time. The Americans still won this battle, the largest naval battle in history.

1950: After Chinese communist forces crossed the Yalu River into North Korea, they launched the first phase offensive against US-led United Nations forces.

1951: Conservatives defeated Labour in the UK's general election. Winston Churchill was again named Prime Minister.

1962: In a dramatic confrontation at the United Nations during the Cuban Missile Crisis, US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson showed the world photos of Soviet nuclear missile sites in Cuba, demonstrating that they had been lying all along.

1971: The UN expelled Taiwan & seated the People's Republic of China in their place.

1983: U.S. invasion of Grenada

1993: Isaiah Austin's birthday

2009: Islamofascist terrorists killed over 150 in bombings in Baghdad.
Busy day
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Yes it was.
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October 26:

1774: Conclusion of the First Continental Congress

1775: King George III spoke to Parliament proclaiming the North American colonies to be in rebellion.

1795: Napoleon Bonaparte became commander of France's Army of the Interior.

1800: Birthday of Count Helmuth Karl von Moltke, Prussian Field Marshal responsible for victories in the wars that led to German unification

1825: Erie Canal opened.

1879: Birthday of Leon Trotsky, Bolshevik revolutionary leader and creator of the Red Army

1881: Gunfight at the OK Corral

1911: Birthday of Mahalia Jackson, American gospel singer

1918: Germany's supreme commander, General Erich Ludendorff, resigned in protest of the harsh terms the German government agreed to negotiate for an armistice to end WWI. This set the stage for his support of Adolf Hitler in the Beer Hall Putsch a few years later.

1919: Birthday of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran overthrown in 1979

1944: Japanese airplanes destroyed the carrier USS Hornet.

1955: Ngo Dinh Diem proclaimed himself Premier of South Vietnam.

1958: The first transatlantic jet passenger service is launched between New York and Paris and London.

1967: Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowned himself Emperor of Iran.

1994: Israel and Jordan signed a peace treaty.

2001: Pres. George W. Bush signed the Patriot Act into law.

2002: Russian forces stormed the Moscow theater where Chechen terrorists had held civilians hostage for 3 days. During the fight, 50 terrorists and 150 hostages were killed.
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Trotsky a little young.
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I was only off by 100 years!!

Corrected.
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October 27:

97: To placate the Praetorians of Germany, Nerva of Rome adopted Trajan, the Spanish-born governor of lower Germany.

1728: Birthday of Captain James Cook, British explorer

1811: Birthday of Isaac Singer, inventor of the sewing machine

1858: Birthday of Theodore Roosevelt, president of the U.S.

1870: The French fortress at Metz surrendered to the Prussian Army.

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

1904: New York City subway opened.

1917: 20,000 women marched in New York demanding the right to vote.

1954: Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. became the first black general in the U.S. Air Force.

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

1962: American U-2 pilot Maj. Rudolf Anderson was shot down and killed over Cuba, the only direct casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

1971: The Democratic Republic of the Congo was renamed Zaire.
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October 28:

312: Constantine the Great defeated Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius at the Battle of Mulvian Bridge. According to legend, Constantine attributed his victory to a vision he had received from God.

1216: Coronation of King Henry III of England

1636: Founding of Harvard College, the oldest institution of higher learning in the U.S.

1793: Eli Whitney applied for a patent for his cotton gin.

1863: Gen. James Longstreet's Confederate forces attacked Union forces near Chattanooga, Tennessee. They failed.

1886: The Statue of Liberty was dedicated at Liberty Island, NY.

1901: Race riots following the visit of Booker T. Washington to the White House resulted in 34 deaths.

1914: George Eastman announced the invention of color photography.

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 over Pres. Wilson's veto to enforce Prohibition.

1927: Pan American Airways launched the first scheduled international flight.

1955: Birthday of Bill Gates

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. It is the world's tallest arch.

2007: Argentina elected its first woman president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
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October 29:

1619: Sir Walter Raleigh was executed.

1787: Mozart's Don Giovanni premiered in Prague.

1897: Birthday of Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda leader

1901: Leon Czolgosz was executed for the assassination of Pres. William McKinley.

1929: Black Tuesday: Stock Market crashed.

1947: Birthday of Richard Dreyfus, actor

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:



1901: Leon Czolgosz was executed for the assassination of Pres. William McKinley.


Back when justice was dispensed quickly: McKinley was shot Sept. 6, 1901, died Sept. 14, indictment Sept. 16, trial began Sept. 23, and conviction on Sept. 26.
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whitetrash said:

historian said:

October 29:



1901: Leon Czolgosz was executed for the assassination of Pres. William McKinley.


Back when justice was dispensed quickly: McKinley was shot Sept. 6, 1901, died Sept. 14, indictment Sept. 16, trial began Sept. 23, and conviction on Sept. 26.


I appreciate the efficiency!
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There is something in the constitution about a speedy trial!
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October 30:

1484: Coronation of King Henry VII of England

1735: Birthday of John Adams, first vice president and second president of the US

1838: Oberlin Collegiate Institute was the first college in the U.S. to admit women

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

1905: In an attempt to quell revolutionary fervor, Tsar Nicholas II reluctantly issued the October Manifesto granting civil liberties and elections. Russia had lost a war with Japan in a particularly humiliating fashion. This combined with the incompetence of the authoritarian government had resulted in the Revolution of 1905.

1922: March on Rome: Mussolini's black shirts seized control of the Italian government and made him prime minister the next day.

1925: Scotsman John L. Baird produced the first television broadcast of a moving object.

1926: A riot broke out during halftime of a Baylor vs Texas A&M football game resulting in the death of Charles Sessums, an Aggie cadet.

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: The USS Reuben James, an American destroyer, was sunk by a German U-boat near Iceland.

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.

1961: The Soviet Union detonated a 50 megaton hydrogen bomb, the largest explosive device ever detoanated.

1973: The Bosporus Bridge at Istanbul was completed, connecting Europe and Asia.

1974: Muhammad Ali knocked out the previously undefeated Heavyweight Champion George Forman in the "Rumble in the Jungle" held in Zaire.

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

2005: Rededication of the Dresden Frauenkirche, destroyed by the February 1945 firebombing of Dresden.
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October 31: HAPPY MARTIN LUTHER DAY!

1517: Martin Lutherpromulgated his "95 Theses"thus beginning the Protestant Reformation. Whether or not he nailed the list to the church door is in doubt but not that he drafted it and sent it to his superiors.

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

1803: Congress ratified the Louisiana Purchase.

1864: Nevada became the 36thstate

1887: Birthday of Chiang Kai-Shek, Chinese Nationalist politician

1930: Birthday of Michael Collins, American astronaut

1941: Completion of Mount Rushmore after 14 years of labor

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

1952: The US detonated the first hydrogen bomb on a small island in the south Pacific

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:

1734: Birthday of Daniel Boone, explorer

1755: Birthday of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France

1772: Under the leadership of Sam Adams, the first Committees of Correspondence were formed in Massachusetts as part of his efforts to organize colonial resistance to the British government.

1789: The French revolutionary government seized the property of the church.

1795: Birthday of James K. Polk

1865: Birthday of Warren G. Harding

1889: North Dakota became the 39thstate and South Dakota became the 40thstate

1917: In the aftermath of the British army taking Jerusalem from the Ottoman Turks, British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour wrote in a letter to Lord Rothschild expressing his support for the establishment of a Jewish state in the Holy Land. This Balfour Declaration would later be the official policy of the British government.

1921: Margaret Sanger and Mary Ware Dennett formed the American Birth Control League (later renamed Planned Parenthood)

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

1948: Harry S. Truman was elected 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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November 3:

1493: Christopher Columbus arrived in the Caribbean on his second voyage to the New World

1507: Leonardo da Vinci was commissioned to paint the Mona Lisa

1794: Thomas Paine was released from a Parisian jail with the help of American ambassador James Monroe

1903: Panama declared independence from Colombia.

1918: Mutiny of the German fleet at Kiel.

1933: Birthday of Michael Dukakis, Democratic presidential candidate in 1988

1957: The Soviets launched Sputnik IIwith a dog on board, the first animal in space. The dog did not survive the trip.

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

1964: Robert F. Kennedy was elected senator from New York.

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

1973: NASA launched Mariner 10, the first probe to reach the planet Mercury.

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

644: Umar of Arabia was assassinated in Medina. He was succeeded by Uthman as caliph.

1650: Birthday of William III, king of England

1677: Marriage of William III and Mary, future king & queen of England. Both are noted protestants which will lead to them being chosen to succeed the deposed James II (her father) in the Glorious Revolution 11 years later.

1798: Congress agreed to pay an annual tribute to Tripoli to protect American shipping in the Mediterranean.

1842: Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd.

1879: Birthday of Will Rogers, American actor

1916: Birthday of Walter Cronkite, American television anchor

1916: Birthday of John Basilone, American Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Pacific Theater during WWII

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 the tomb of Tutankhamenin Egypt.

1923: Birthday of Eugene Sledge, US Marine during WWII, author of With the Old Breedabout his experiences in the Pacific

1924: Miriam Ferguson was elected the first woman governor of Texas (& second in the US). Texas voters chose "two for the price of one" since she was married to the impeached governor, James Ferguson.

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 choice but to obey Moscow.

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.

1980: Carol Mosely Braun was the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

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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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.

1994: George Foreman became the oldest heavyweight champion.

2009: An Islamofascist Army major murdered 13 people at Ft. Hood.

2015: Baylor football defeated K State in Manhattan for the second time, 31-24, under QB Jarrett Stidham in his first start as a college QB.
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November 6:

1429: Henry VI was crowned King of England

1528: Cabeza de Vaca discovered Texas.

1814: Birthday of Adolf Sax, inventor of the saxophone

1854: Birthday of John Philip Sousa, American bandmaster and composer

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

1861: Birthday of James Naismith, inventor of basketball

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

1923: German hyperinflation reached insane levels as a loaf of bread was reported to be worth 140 billion marks.

1945: The first landing of a jet on an aircraft carrier.

1976: Birthday of Pat Tillman, NFL player who ended his career to join the army and was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

1986: The Reagan administration took a blow with revelation of the arms for hostages deal with Iran.
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
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historian said:

November 6:

1528: Cabeza de Vaca discovered Texas.

Translates to cow's head; seems appropriate, Texas has always been a major cattle state.
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LOL

Your Spanish is better than mine!
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