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November 7:

1665: First publication of the London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal.

1811: Battle of Tippecanoe: William Henry Harrison, governor of the Indiana Territory, defeated rebellious Indians organized by Tecumseh, a Shawnee chief. This victory would propel him to the presidency in 1840.

1867: Birthday of Marie Curie, French chemist who discovered radium

1900: Birthday of Heinrich Himmler, SS leader and organizer of the Holocaust

1916: Jeannette Ranking (R-Montana) elected the first Congresswoman.

1918: Birthday of Billy Graham, evangelist

1926: Birthday of Joan Sutherland, opera singer

1921: Benito Mussolini proclaimed himself the leader of the National Fascist Party in Italy.

1940: "Galloping Gertie": 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.

1967: Carl B. Stokes elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, the first black to be elected mayor of a major American city.

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

1973: Congress passed the War Powers Resolution over Pres. Nixon's veto. This law limits the presidential power to wage war.

2000: Presidential election between George W. Bush & Al Gore. It was too close to call a winner.
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“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31
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November 7:

1665: First publication of the London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal.

1811: Battle of Tippecanoe: William Henry Harrison, governor of the Indiana Territory, defeated rebellious Indians organized by Tecumseh, a Shawnee chief. This victory would propel him to the presidency in 1840.

1813: American forces under William Henry Harrison won the Battle of Tippecanoe against Shawnee forces led by Tecumseh.

Guessing something else happened in 1813, other than a reenactment of the Battle of Tippecanoe. Thanks
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November 8:

392: Emperor Theodosius banned all pagan worship in the Roman Empire

1576: The 17 provinces of the Netherlands formed a Federation for the sake of peace.

1620: The King of Bohemia was defeated in the Battle of Prague during the first phase of the Thirty Years War.

1656: Birthday of Edmond Halley, mathematician and astronomer who predicted the return of the comet that bears his name

1685: Frederick William of Brandenburg issued the Edict of Potsdam offering refuge to Huguenots, French Calvinists whose faith had been outlawed by Louis XIV of France.

1793: The Louvre in Paris was opened to the public.

1861: The Trentaffair: US Navy seized Confederate agents aboard a British ship creating an international incident as the British were somewhat sympathetic to the Confederate cause.

1864: Abraham Lincoln was reelected president.

1879: Birthday of Leon Trotsky, Bolshevik revolutionary second to Lenin and creator of the Red Army

1887: Doc Holiday died of tuberculosis.

1889: Montana became the 41ststate.

1895: Wilhelm Conrad Rntgen discovered X-Rays.

1909: Birthday of Katherine Hepburn, American actress

1923: Beginning of Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch in Munich: an attempted coup in which he proclaimed himself Chancellor and Eric Ludendorff dictator of Germany. He was arrested for treason soon after but only spent 9 months in jail during which he dictated Mein Kampf, a book detailing his twisted ideology.

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

1942: American & British forces invaded Axis-occupied North Africa.

1960: John F. Kennedy was elected president.

1966: Republican Edward Brooke of Massachusetts became the first African American elected to the Senate since Reconstruction.

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.

2000: A dispute began over the presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore.

2004: US forces, aided by a few Iraqi units, besieged the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

2014: Baylor football defeated the Sooners in Norman for the first time ever, 48-14. The Bears absolutely dominated the game, scoring 45 unanswered points starting in the middle of the first quarter.
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November 9:

1799: Napoleon Bonaparte overthrew the Directory, France's last revolutionary government, in a coup d'tat and proclaimed himself First Consul or dictator.

1818: Birthday of Edward VII, King of England upon the death of his mother Victoria in 1901

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.

1906: Pres. Theodore Roosevelt began a 17-day trip to Panama and Puerto Rico, becoming the first president to make an official visit outside the U.S.

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.

1934: Birthday of Carl Sagan, American astronomer

1938: Kristallnacht (the night of broken glass): Nazi thugs go on a rampage across Germany, terrorizing & vandalizing Jewish homes and business, burning down synagogues, and killing 35 Jews.

1965: Robert Allen LaPorte, a member of the Catholic worker movement, immolated himself at the headquarters of the UN in New York City to protest the Vietnam War.

1967: NASA launched Apollo 4 into orbit, the first successful test of a Saturn V rocket.

1974: Baylor football rallied from a 24-7 halftime deficit to defeat #12 Texas 34-24. It was the "Miracle on the Brazos."

1989: Fall of Berlin Wall: East Germany government accidentally opened access through the Berlin Wall. Once it was opened a crack, there was no turning back and soon hammers & chisels followed by bulldozers were demolishing this symbol of socialist oppression.
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Somehow you failed to mention the most important event on this date... well, at least for us older geezers!
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Thanks for the reminder. I wish there was a video of that one!

Corrected.
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November 10:

1483: Birthday of Martin Luther, theologian and reformer

1759: Birthday of Friedrich von Schiller, German playwright and poet.

1775: U.S. Marine Corps was founded

1871: Henry M. Stanley found Dr. Livingstone in Africa.

1911: The Imperial government of China retook control over Nanking.

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

1938: Fascist Italy enacted anti-Semitic laws.

1942: Nazi forces occupied Vichy, France. Admiral Jean Darlan ordered French forces in North Africa to cease their resistance to Anglo-American forces.

1969: Debut of Sesame Street on PBS.
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Also on this day... the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald ..

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November 11:

1050: Birthday of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor

1620: The Pilgrims aboard the Mayflowerdrafted and signed the Mayflower Compact promising to form a government and abide by its rules. It was the beginning of self-government in the New World.

1821: Birthday of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist

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

1885: Birthday of George S. Patton, US Army commander during WWII

1889: Washington became the 42ndstate

1909: Construction began on the naval base at Pearl Harbor.

1918: Armistice Day/Veterans Day: Early in the morning, representatives of German forces met with representatives of the Allied armies and signed the armistice: Germany's surrender to end WWI. 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.

1922: Birthday of Kurt Vonnegut, novelist

1933: The first of several great dust storms of the 1930s hit North Dakota.

1938: Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" was performed for the first time by Kate Smith

1953: The polio virus was identified and photographed for the first time.

1966: The US launched into orbit Gemini 12, a 2-man craft.

1973: Israel and Egypt signed a cease fire.

1999: The House of Lords Act was given Royal Assent, removing the right to hereditary seats (sitting members were exempt)

2004: The PLO confirmed the death of Yasar Arafat
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Added an important event from 1620: the Mayflower Compact.

Here are a couple recordings of "God Bless America":



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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.

1933: Grant Teaff's birthday

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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historian said:

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.

1933: Grant Teaff's birthday

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.
A lot to be said about 1864 and 1969
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Yes, those are big events.
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Yes, those are big events.
Yuuuuge!
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November 13:

354: Birthday of Saint Augustine

1312: Birthday of Edward III, King of England

1775: American Patriots captured Montreal.

1835: Revolutionary Texas delegates meeting in San Felipe voted to create a regular army and named Sam Houston as commander the next day.

1850: Birthday of Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist and poet

1860: South Carolina's legislature called for a special convention to consider seceding from the Union.

1897: The first metal dirigible was flown from Tempelhof Field in Berlin.

1907: The first successful helicopter flight was flown by Paul Corno.

1909: Balinger-Pinchot scandal broke. Essentially, a conflict between environmentalists and Pres. Taft's Sec. of the Interior. Long-term result: Theodore Roosevelt challenged Taft in 1912, therefore helping Woodrow Wilson win.

1914: Caresse Crosby patented the brassiere.

1927: Official opening of New York's Holland Tunnel

1941: The German U-81 torpedoed Great Britain's lading aircraft carrier, the HMS Ark Royal. It sank the next day.

1945: Charles de Gaulle was elected president of France.

1952: Harvard's Paul Zoll first used an electric shock to treat a cardiac arrest.

1955: Whoopi Goldberg, American actress & comedian

1970: Greatest natural disaster in the 20thcentury: a cyclone struck East Pakistan (Bangladesh) killing apx. 500,000 people.

1982: Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. was dedicated.
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November 14:

1501: Arthur Tudor of England married Catherine of Aragon. A few years later when Arthur died, the parents renegotiated their alliance as Catherine married Arthur's younger brother Henry with papal permission. After Henry VII died, he became Henry VIII and the rest, as they say, is history.

1650: Birthday of William III, King of England

1765: Birthday of Robert Fulton, American engineer who invented the steamboat

1812: Napoleon Bonaparte's Grand Army retreated from Moscow as temperatures dropped to -20.

1840: Birthday of Claude Money, French impressionist painter

1851: Herman Melville's Moby Dick was published.

1889: Birthday of Jawaharala Nehru, Indian leader

1900: Birthday of Aaron Copeland, American composer

1908: Albert Einstein presented his quantum theory of light.

1908: Birthday of Joseph McCarthy, American politician and anti-Communist leader

1910: Lt. Eugene Ely of the US Navy became the first man to take off in an airplane from the deck of a ship, the Birminghamat Hampton Roads in Norfolk, Virginia.

1922: The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) began the first daily radio broadcasts from Marconi House.

1940: German Luftwaffe attacks on Coventry during the Battle of Britain devastated the city killing 1,000 in the worst air raid of the war.

1948: Birthday of Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne

1954: Birthday of Condoleezza Rice, American Secretary of State under Pres. George W. Bush

1961: Pres. Kennedy increased the number of American advisors in Vietnam from 1,000 to 16,000.

1963: A volcano near Iceland erupted underwater creating a new island.

1965: Battle of Ia Drang in Vietnam began, the first ground combat by American forces in the war. This was depicted in the Mel Gibson film, We Were Soldiers.

1969: Apollo 12 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This was the second manned mission to the moon.

1970: A chartered jet carrying most of the Marshall University football team crashed killing everyone onboard.

1979: Pres. Jimmy Carter froze Iranian assets in the US after Iranian militants stormed the US embassy in Tehran, holding 54 Americans hostage.

1982: The communist dictatorship in Poland released Lech Walesa after 11 months of confinement. He would win the Nobel Peace Prize the next year and be elected president in 1990.

1990: Poland and Germany signed a treaty officially establishing the Oder-Neisse line as their border.

2008: First G-20 economic summit met in Washington, D.C.
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1970: A chartered jet carrying most of the Marshall University football team crashed killing everyone onboard.

https://instagr.am/p/CHlBR28A121
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Jack Bauer said:

1970: A chartered jet carrying most of the Marshall University football team crashed killing everyone onboard.

https://instagr.am/p/CHlBR28A121



This was just about a month after a plane carrying a part of the Wichita State football team crashed and killed almost all of those on board.
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Jack Bauer said:

1970: A chartered jet carrying most of the Marshall University football team crashed killing everyone onboard.

https://instagr.am/p/CHlBR28A121
This video was on College Game Day this morning--except in landscape mode.
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November 15:

1708: Birthday of William Pitt the Elder, British statesman

1777: The Second Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, the basis for the U.S. government before the Constitution.

1805: The Lewis & Clark expedition (aka the Corps of Discovery) arrived at the mouth of the Columbia River on the Pacific coast.

1806: Explorer Zebulon Pike discovered the mountain named for him but he did not climb it.

1859: First installment of The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens was published.

1864: Army forces under Gen. William T. Sherman burned much of Atlanta.

1881: The American Federation of Labor was founded.

1891: Birthday of Erwin Rommel, aka the "Desert Fox", German field marshal during WWII

1906: Birthday of Curtis LeMay, US Air Force general

1907: Birthday of Claus von Stauffenberg, German officer and leader in the failed July 20, 1944 assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler.

1917: Georges Clemenceau became Premier of France. He would represent them during the peace talks after WWI with huge implications.

1920: The first session of the League of Nationsconvened in Geneva with 41 member nations. Conspicuously absent was the U.S.

1942: A U.S. fleet defeated forces of the Imperial Japanese Navy near Guadalcanal.

1943: Heinrich Himmler orders Roma (Gypsies) sent to concentration camps where many would die.

1960: The first submarine with nuclear missiles, the USS George Washington, sailed from Charleston, SC.

1969: Apx. 250,000 antiwar protestors marched on Washington, D.C. against the Vietnam War.

1976: The Syrians took control over Beirut, Lebanon.

1977: Pres. Jimmy Carter hosted the Shah of Iran.
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historian said:

November 15:


1969: Apx. 250,000 antiwar protestors marched on Washington, D.C. against the Vietnam War.





And Forrest became an "accidental" speaker .... but was reunited with Jennie!
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Yes, but both are fictional characters.
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historian said:

Yes, but both are fictional characters.


Are you serious? You mean that whole movie is just made up???
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Yes, but both are fictional characters.
That movie is real. I saw it!
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November 16:

42: Birthday of Tiberius Claudius Nero, Roman Emperor

1532: Francisco Pizarro trapped the Incan emperor leading to ultimate success and the conquest of the Incan Empire.

1907: Oklahoma became a state.

1864: Gen. William T. Sherman began the March to the Sea which devastated much of Georgia and broke the back of the Confederacy.

1902: A cartoon appeared in the Washington Starafter Pres. Theodore Roosevelt refused to kill a captive bear tied up for him while on a hunting trip. This began the Teddy Bear craze.

1907: Oklahoma became the 46thstate

1945: German scientists were brought to the U.S. to develop our rocket program. Eventually, their work would pay off with the Mercury, Gemini, & Apollo programs.

1955: Talks in Geneva over German reunification end in failure.

1965: The Battle of Ia Drang in Vietnam ends with a costly US victory.

1992: Eric Lawes, while using a metal detector to search for a friend's lost hammer, discovered the largest hoard of Roman silver and gold ever found in Britain.
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Always thought "We Were Soldiers" about the Battle of le Drang was excellent.

Base on the book written by the commanding officer played by Mel Gibson
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My favorite Vietnam War movie. Not that there are many decent choices.
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Deer Hunter
Apocalypse Now
Full Metal Jacket
Platoon



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I've seen them all multiple times, not overly fond of any of them. Platoon is the best of that list. Deer Hunter is OK. I hated the other two.

Hamburger Hill is also good.
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November 17:

1558: Elizabeth I became Queen of England upon the death of her half-sister, Mary.

1755: Birthday of Louis XIV, King of France

1777: Congress submitted the Articles of Confederation to the states for ratification. Eventually all 13 states would do so and the document would serve the nation during the War for Independence but inherent weaknesses would lead to calls for change in 1787.

1800: The US Congress convened in Washington, D.C. for the first time.

1869: Suez Canal was formally opened.

1887: Birthday of Bernard Law Montgomery, British field marshal who defeated the Germans in North Africa and led Allied troops from D-Day until the end of WWII.

1903: Vladimir Lenin attempted to imposed his radical views on the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party causing a split into two factions: the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks.

1913: The first ship sailed through the Panama Canal.

1969: Beginning of SALT I negotiations between the US & USSR.

1989: A student demonstration in Prague is suppressed by riot police leading to the Velvet Revolution, an uprising that eventually brought the fall of the communist regime.

1993: The US House of Representatives passed a resolution to establish the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

2003: Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor of California.

2012: Baylor football, unranked, defeated #1 Kansas State in a very dominant fashion.
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November 17:

1558: Elizabeth I became Queen of England upon the death of her half-sister, Mary.

1755: Birthday of Louis XIV, King of France

1777: Congress submitted the Articles of Confederation to the states for ratification. Eventually all 13 states would do so and the document would serve the nation during the War for Independence but inherent weaknesses would lead to calls for change in 1787.

1800: The US Congress convened in Washington, D.C. for the first time.

1869: Suez Canal was formally opened.

1887: Birthday of Bernard Law Montgomery, British field marshal who defeated the Germans in North Africa and led Allied troops from D-Day until the end of WWII.

1903: Vladimir Lenin attempted to imposed his radical views on the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party causing a split into two factions: the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks.

1913: The first ship sailed through the Panama Canal.

1969: Beginning of SALT I negotiations between the US & USSR.

1989: A student demonstration in Prague is suppressed by riot police leading to the Velvet Revolution, an uprising that eventually brought the fall of the communist regime.

1993: The US House of Representatives passed a resolution to establish the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

2003: Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor of California.
What a great day to be a canal, no matter where you are.
 
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