On this day in history...

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I left out a very important event 8 years ago today:

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

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November 18:

1626: Official dedication of St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome.

1861: First provisional meeting of the Confederate Congress met in Richmond, Virginia.

1865: Publication of Mark Twain's first story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."

1883: The railroads created the first time zones.

1909: Birthday of Johnny Mercer, American songwriter

1912: Cholera outbreak in Constantinople

1916: The bloody Battle of the Somme ended in a very costly failure.

1923: Birthday of Alan Shepard, first American astronaut in space

1928: First Mickey Mouse cartoon Steamboat Willie.

1943: The RAF bombed Berlin with 440 aircraft causing light damage.

1978: The followers of Jim Jones committed mass suicide in Guyana.

1991: Terry Waite was freed after being held hostage in Lebanon by Islamofascist terrorists for more than four years.

1993: Multiple political parties approved a new constitution in South Africa to expand voting rights and end rule by the white minority.

1999: Twelve Texas A&M current & former students died as the bonfire they were building collapsed.
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November 19:

1600: Birthday of Charles I, King of England

1620: The Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sighted Cape Cod.

1797: Birthday of Sojourner Truth, American abolitionist and women's rights activist

1828: Composer Franz Schubert died of syphilis in Vienna at age 31.

1861: Juliet Ward Howe wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" while visiting Union troops near Washington, D.C..

1863: Pres. Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, the most famous speech in American history.

1897: The Great "City Fire" in London

1911: New York received the first wireless transmission from Italy.

1917: Birthday of Indira Gandhi, Indian prime minister

1926: Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Soviet Union's Politburo.

1942: The Soviets counterattacked during the Battle of Stalingrad. This turned the battle in their favor, and ultimately the war in Europe in favor of the Allies.

1969: Apollo 12 landed on the moon.

1985: First summit meeting between Ronald Reagan & Mikhail Gorbachev.

1998: The U.S. House of Representatives began impeachment hearings against Pres. Bill Clinton.

2011: Baylor's football team defeated the Oklahoma Sooners for the first time 45-38 under the leadership of QB Robert Griffin III. This provided RGIII his Heisman moment and one Baylor official texted another after RGIII threw the 34 yard TD pass to Terrance Williams, "That throw just cost us $250 million." (Actually, McLane Stadium cost $266.)
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Highlights:



Final Drive:



"Immaculate deflection":



One Hour version (actually 90 minutes):



Full game:

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historian said:

November 19:

1600: Birthday of Charles I, King of England

1620: The Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sighted Cape Cod.

1797: Birthday of Sojourner Truth, American abolitionist and women's rights activist

1828: Composer Franz Schubert died of syphilis in Vienna at age 31.

1861: Juliet Ward Howe wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" while visiting Union troops near Washington, D.C..

1863: Pres. Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, the most famous speech in American history.

1897: The Great "City Fire" in London

1911: New York received the first wireless transmission from Italy.

1917: Birthday of Indira Gandhi, Indian prime minister

1926: Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Soviet Union's Politburo.

1942: The Soviets counterattacked during the Battle of Stalingrad. This turned the battle in their favor, and ultimately the war in Europe in favor of the Allies.

1969: Apollo 12 landed on the moon.

1985: First summit meeting between Ronald Reagan & Mikhail Gorbachev.

1998: The U.S. House of Representatives began impeachment hearings against Pres. Bill Clinton.

2011: Baylor's football team defeated the Oklahoma Sooners for the first time 45-38 under the leadership of QB Robert Griffin III. This provided RGIII his Heisman moment and one Baylor official texted another after RGIII threw the 34 yard TD pass to Terrance Williams, "That throw just cost us $250 million." (Actually, McLane Stadium cost $266.)


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November 20:

269: Diocletian was proclaimed emperor of Numerian in Asia Minor by his soldiers.

1700: Sweden's King Charles XII, only 17 years old, defeated the Russians at the Battle of Narva.

1925: Birthday of Robert F. Kennedy, Attorney General under Pres. John F. Kennedy, his brother

1942: Birthday of Joe Biden, US Senator from Delaware and presumptive president-elect in 2020

1945: Beginning of Nuremburg War Crimes Trials.

1947: Marriage of Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey.

1947: Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) married Phillip Mountbatten.

1950: U.S. forces reach the Yalu River in North Korea and only five miles from the Chinese border.

1967: The US Census reported the population of the country was 200 million.

1974: The U.S. filed an antitrust suit to break up AT&T.
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November 21:

1694: Birthday of Francois-Marie Arouet (Voltaire), French philosopher of the Enlightenment

1789: North Carolina became the 12thstate to ratify the constitution

1877: Thomas Edison announced the invention of the phonograph.

1934: Premiere of Cole Porter's musical Anything Goes.

1935: Ella Fitzgeraldwon the Amateur Night competition at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

1966: Birthday of Troy Aikman, Dallas Cowboys quarterback who led them to 3 Super Bowl victories in the 1990s

1995: Dayton Accords: A peace agreement was reached at Wright Patterson AFB near Dayton, Ohio ending the war between Bosnia and Herzogovina.

2015: Baylor football defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater for the first time since 1939, 45-35 under QB Jarrett Stidham and QB Chris Johnson (in the second half).
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November 21:

2015: Baylor football defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater for the first time since 1939, 45-35 under QB Jarrett Stidham and QB Chris Johnson (in the second half).
Memories of a great Gus Johnson call on FoxSports:
"CHRIS JOHNSON, STEPPIN' IN LIKE JOHNNY U --- UNFLAPPABLE !!"

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Quote:

Quote:

November 21:

2015: Baylor football defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater for the first time since 1939, 45-35 under QB Jarrett Stidham and QB Chris Johnson (in the second half).
Memories of a great Gus Johnson call on FoxSports:
"CHRIS JOHNSON, STEPPIN' IN LIKE JOHNNY U --- UNFLAPPABLE !!"


Thanks for posting!

Joel: "WELCOME TO DIVISION 1 FOOTBALL, YOUNG MAN!"

Gus: "BAYLOR BRINGS IN THE THIRD-STRINGER, BUSINESS AS USUAL!"


Baylor needs that kind of offense again!
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November 22:

1220: Frederick IIwas crowned emperor by the pope after promising to aid the Fifth Crusade.

1542: The Spanish government passed new laws to protect Native Americans from enslavement.

1718: Notorious pirate Blackbeard was killed off of the coast of North Carolina.

1757: The Austrian army defeated the Prussians at Breslau during the Seven Years' War.

1890: Birthday of Charles de Gaulle, French statesman

1899: Birthday of Hoagy Carmichael, American composer

1900: First Mercedes went for a test drive.

1942: The Red Army encircled the Germans besieging Stalingrad. This would force the Germans to surrender, providing the Soviets with their greatest victory of the war and the turning point, along with the Battle of Kursk a few months later. From this point on, the Allies would push the Germans further back while their empire gradually collapsed.

1963: Death of C. S Lewis, famed writer and Christian apologist

1963: Assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedyin Dallas. Texan Lyndon B. Johnson would take the oath of office aboard Air Force One at Love Field before taking off for the return trip to Washington.

1986: Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion.

1988: The U.S. unveiled the B-2 Stealth Bomber.

1995: Premier of Toy Story, the first feature length film created entirely on computers.

2004: Orange Revolution: Ukrainians protest a primary election they thought was rigged. The Supreme Court would order a revote.

2005: Angela Merkel became the first woman to be Chancellor of Germany.
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historian said:

November 22:

1220: Frederick IIwas crowned emperor by the pope after promising to aid the Fifth Crusade.

1542: The Spanish government passed new laws to protect Native Americans from enslavement.

1718: Notorious pirate Blackbeard was killed off of the coast of North Carolina.

1757: The Austrian army defeated the Prussians at Breslau during the Seven Years' War.

1890: Birthday of Charles de Gaulle, French statesman

1899: Birthday of Hoagy Carmichael, American composer

1900: First Mercedes went for a test drive.

1942: The Red Army encircled the Germans besieging Stalingrad. This would force the Germans to surrender, providing the Soviets with their greatest victory of the war and the turning point, along with the Battle of Kursk a few months later. From this point on, the Allies would push the Germans further back while their empire gradually collapsed.

1963: Death of C. S Lewis, famed writer and Christian apologist

1963: Assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedyin Dallas. Texan Lyndon B. Johnson would take the oath of office aboard Air Force One at Love Field before taking off for the return trip to Washington.

1986: Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion.

1988: The U.S. unveiled the B-2 Stealth Bomber.

1995: Premier of Toy Story, the first feature length film created entirely on computers.

2004: Orange Revolution: Ukrainians protest a primary election they thought was rigged. The Supreme Court would order a revote.

2005: Angela Merkel became the first woman to be Chancellor of Germany.
2004: So what happens when citizens don't have faith in the electoral process?
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Maybe we are about to find out here in America. If Trump had won big, as he claims, there might have been more rioting and chaos as the TDS temper tantrum went into overdrive.
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November 23:

1248: After a two year siege, Seville surrendered to Ferdinand III of Castille.

1785: John Hancock was elected president of the Continental Congress for the second time.

1804: Birthday of Franklin Pierce, hero of the Mexican-American War and future president

1863: Beginning of the Battle of Chattanooga.

1876: William M. Tweed, notorious boss of Tamany Hall in the 1860s-1870s, was turned over to authorities. He would remain in prison until his death for various crimes of political corruption.

1887: Birthday of Boris Karloff, actor who played the monster in Frankenstein

1903: Legendary Italian tenor Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera, singing the Duke in Verdi's Rigoletto.

1909: The Wright brothers formed a million dollar corporation for the commercial manufacture of their airplanes.

1936: The US abandon its embassy in Madrid amidst the Spanish Civil War.

1936: First issue of Life magazine.

1940: Romania joined the Axis powers in WWII.

1942: Premiere of Casablancain New York City.

1945: End of wartime rationing of meat and butter.

1980: Europe's greatest earthquake since 1915 killed 3,000 in Italy.

1981: Pres. Ronald Reagan signed a top secret document authorizing the CIA to recruit & support the Contras in their rebellion against the communist dictatorship in Nicaragua.
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November 24:

1784: Birthday of Zachary Taylor, hero of the Mexican American War and future president

1859: Charles Darwinpublished his controversial book, Origin of Species.

1864: Birthday of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, French post-impressionist painter

1868: Birthday of Scott Joplin, American composer

1874: Joseph Glidden received a patent for his invention of barbed wire.

1925: Birthday of William F. Buckley, Jr., journalist and founder of National Review

1947: The"Hollywood Ten" were cited for contempt of Congress during the anti-communist hysteria.

1960: Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors set the NBA record for rebounds with 55 against the Boston Celtics.

1963: Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who had assassinated Pres. John F. Kennedy 2 days earlier.

1977: Greece announced the discovery of the tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.

1995: By a slim margin, Ireland voted to allow divorce.
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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 25:

1783: The last British soldiers left New York.

1914: Birthday of Joe DiMaggio, Hall of Fame baseball legend

1920: WTAW radio in College Station, Texas broadcasted the 1st play by play of a football game between Texas and the Aggies.

1923: First transatlantic broadcast from England to America

1939: The Gestapo executed 120 students in Czechoslovakia for "anti-Nazi" plots

1944: American B-29s bombed Tokyo from a base in Saipan.

1949: The British government nationalized the steel industry.

1950: The "Storm of the Century" struck the eastern seaboard of the U.S. killing hundreds.

1952: London premiere of Mousetrapby Agatha Christie, the longest continuously running play in history.

1960: Birthday of John F. Kennedy, Jr.

1963: JFK was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

1986: Weeks after secret arms sales to Iran had been leaked, Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from those illegal sales had been diverted to the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

1992: The Czechoslovakia Federal Assembly voted to partition the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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And on this day, 1976.... "The Last Waltz".... The Band's farewell concert at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco . Lots of great artist producing great music!
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Fat Daddy said:

And on this day, 1976.... "The Last Waltz".... The Band's farewell concert at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco . Lots of great artist producing great music!
Awesome pickup from the other thread.
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November 26:

1688: Louis XIV of France declared war on the Netherlands.

1789: Pres. George Washington proclaimed a National Thanksgiving Day in honor of the new Constitution.

1863: The first National Thanksgiving was celebrated in the U.S.

1917: The Bolsheviks offered an armistice between Russia and the Central Powers.

1922: Archeologists Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter entered the tomb of King Tutankhamen (Tut).

1922: Birthday of Charles M. Schultz, American cartoonist and creator of "Peanuts"

1938: Poland renewed its nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union to protect against a German invasion.

1941: A Japanese task force embarked on its journey to attack Pearl Harbor.

1942: Premiere of classic film, Casablanca.

1949: India became a sovereign democratic republic.

1979: Massive oil deposits were discovered in Venezuela.

1950: The Chinese launched a massive counterattack during the Korean War.

2000: George W. Bush was certified the winner of Florida's electoral votes, making him the winner of the presidential race. Democrat Al Gore, Jr. would challenge the results before the Supreme Court.
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November 26:

1688: Louis XIV of France declared war on the Netherlands.

1789: Pres. George Washington proclaimed a National Thanksgiving Day in honor of the new Constitution.

1863: The first National Thanksgiving was celebrated in the U.S.

1917: The Bolsheviks offered an armistice between Russia and the Central Powers.

1922: Archeologists Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter entered the tomb of King Tutankhamen (Tut).

1922: Birthday of Charles M. Schultz, American cartoonist and creator of "Peanuts"

1938: Poland renewed its nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union to protect against a German invasion.

1941: A Japanese task force embarked on its journey to attack Pearl Harbor.

1942: Premiere of classic film, Casablanca.

1949: India became a sovereign democratic republic.

1979: Massive oil deposits were discovered in Venezuela.

1950: The Chinese launched a massive counterattack during the Korean War.

2000: George W. Bush was certified the winner of Florida's electoral votes, making him the winner of the presidential race. Democrat Al Gore, Jr. would challenge the results before the Supreme Court.
and look at Venezuela today. Oh the power of socialism.
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Socialism IS slavery.

Unfortunately, too many of America's idiot politicians think we need to experience that misery first hand.
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November 27:

43: Octavian, Antony and Lepidus formed the Second Triumvirate of Rome.

511: Clovis, King of the Franks, died and his kingdom was divided among his four sons.

1095: Pope Urban II calls for the first crusade.

1382: French nobles crushed Flemish rebels in Flanders.

1701: Birthday of Anders Celsius, astronomer who devised the centigrade temperature scale

1910: New York's Penn Station opens as the world's largest railway terminal

1942: The French fleet in Toulon was scuttled to prevent the Germans from gaining possession.

1950: Chinese forces annihilated American forces near the Choosing River in North Korea.

1954: Soviet spy Alger Hiss was released from prison.

1957: Birthday of Caroline Kennedy, daughter of Pres. John F. Kennedy

1967: Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Robert McNamara as president of the World Bank.

1967: Charles DeGaulle again vetoed Great Britain's entry into the Common Market.

1973: The U.S. Senate confirmed Gerald Ford as President of the U.S. after the resignation of Richard Nixon.

2001: The Hubble Space Telescope discovered a hydrogen atmosphere on planet Osiris, the first atmosphere detected on a planet outside our solar system.

2004: Pope John Paul II returned relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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November 28:

1520: Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after sailing his fleet through the Straits of Magellan.

1582: William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway.

1628: Birthday of John Bunyan, English preacher and author of Pilgtrim's Progress

1919: Lady Astor was elected the first woman member of Parliament.

1925: The WSM Barn Dance opened in Nashville. It is the forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry.

1941: The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise departed Pearl Harbor to deliver fighters to Wake Island, thus it was spared destruction when the Japanese attacked on December 7.

1943: Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt attended the Tehran Conference with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin to discuss strategies for winning WWII. It was his first meeting with the ruthless Soviet dictator. The three leaders agreed that an invasion of Normandy would take place in the Spring.

1961: Ernie Davis became the first black to win the Heisman Trophy.

1963: Cape Canaveral was renamed Cape Kennedy.

1975: East Timor declared independence from Portugal.

1987: The Tawany Brawley media hoax began.

1989: The Czech Communist Party announced it would relinquish its monopoly on political power.

1991: South Ossetia declared independence from Georgia.

1994: Jeffrey Dahmer was murdered in prison.

2002: Suicide bombers blew up an Israeli-owned hotel in Membasa, Kenya.
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November 29:

1864: Col. John Chinvington's Colorado volunteers massacred a group of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians at Sand Creek, Colorado.

1947: The United Nations voted to partition Palestine to create two states: one Jewish, one Arab. The Arabs rejected this idea and instead attacked the new Jewish state of Israel. Essentially, they have repeated this approach over and over again ever since.

1963: Pres. Lyndon Johnson formed the Warren Commissionto investigate the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy.

1967: Robert S. McNamara resigned as Secretary of Defense. He was a key figure in developing America's Vietnam strategy under Pres. Lyndon Johnson.

1981: Actress Natalie Woods drowned in a boating accident off the coast of California.

2001: Death of George Harrison of the Beatles.
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November 29:

1864: Col. John Chinvington's Colorado volunteers massacred a group of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians at Sand Creek, Colorado.

1947: The United Nations voted to partition Palestine to create two states: one Jewish, one Arab. The Arabs rejected this idea and instead attacked the new Jewish state of Israel. Essentially, they have repeated this approach over and over again ever since.

1963: Pres. Lyndon Johnson formed the Warren Commissionto investigate the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy.

1967: Robert S. McNamara resigned as Secretary of Defense. He was a key figure in developing America's Vietnam strategy under Pres. Lyndon Johnson.

1981: Actress Natalie Woods drowned in a boating accident off the coast of California.

2001: Death of George Harrison of the Beatles.
1981: her family would say it was no accident.
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Those rumors have been around ever since. I don't know if there ever was any evidence of mischief.
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historian said:

Those rumors have been around ever since. I don't know if there ever was any evidence of mischief.


Not really.

Conspiracy theories never seem to die, they just change. And they end the same "well of course we don't have proof, its a conspiracy"
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1972: Atari releases PONG.

1973: I change a $5 bill for quarters at the 7-Eleven around the corner and have nothing to show for my allowance.
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Keyser Soze said:

historian said:

Those rumors have been around ever since. I don't know if there ever was any evidence of mischief.
Not really.

Conspiracy theories never seem to die, they just change. And they end the same "well of course we don't have proof, its a conspiracy"
Yep. Pretty much sums them all up.
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November 30:

1667: Birthday of Jonathan Swift, English satirist, author of Gulliver's Travels

1835: Birthday of Samuel L. Clement (aka Mark Twain)

1874: Birthday of Winston Churchill

1900: Oscar Wilde died in a Paris hotel room.

1919: For the first time, women cast votes in French legislative elections.

1939: The Soviet Union invaded Finland. Finnish resistance made the attack more difficult than expected but could not be sustained. Hitler's ally prevailed.

1948: The Soviets installed a government in their sector of Berlin, completing the division of the city.

1950: During a press conference, Pres. Harry S. Truman refused to rule out the use of nuclear weapons in the Korean War.

1956: The U.S. offered emergency oil to Europe to counteract the Arab embargo.

1974: Pioneer IIapproached Jupiter and sending photos to NASA.

1979: Pope John Paul II became the first pope in 1,000 years to attend an Orthodox mass.

1981: American & Soviet representatives met in Geneva, Switzerland to begin negotiations to reduce the number of intermediate range nuclear weapons in Europe.

1982: Michael Jackson's Thriller, his second solo album, was released. It would become the best-selling album in history.

1993: Pres. Bill Clinton signed the Brady Bill into law.

1995: Operation Desert Storm officially came to an end.

1998: Exxon and Mobil oil companies agreed to a $73.7 billion merge to create the world's largest company, Exxon-Mobil.
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On November 30, 2013 Auburn improbably beats Alabama as Chris Davis returns a field-goal attempt for a touchdown as time expires

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Thanks for the reminder. That was a spectacular ending to a game!
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historian said:

Thanks for the reminder. That was a spectacular ending to a game!
RIP to Rod Bramblett:

May 26, 2019:
The decorated Auburn University football announcer who narrated the team's stunning last-second win over Alabama known as the "Kick Six" died in a car crash Saturday night, the university said.

Rod Bramblett, 53, and his wife Paula Bramblett, 52, died shortly after a two-vehicle collision at 6 p.m. Saturday in Auburn, the Lee County Coroner said. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, the coroner said.

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December 1:

1135: Death of Henry I of England. The crown passed to his nephew, Stephen of Bloise.

1824: The 1824 presidential election was sent to the House of Representatives since none of the 4 candidates had the required 131 electoral votes. War hero Andrew Jackson had 99 & John Quincy Adams had 84 but William Crawford had 41 & representative Henry Clay had 37. In what would later be known as the "corrupt bargain,"Speaker of the House Clay gave his electoral votes to Adams who became president. Clay became Secretary of State, a job held by 4 of the previous presidents including Adams.

1881: Wyatt Earp and his brothers were exonerated in court for the actions in the Gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

1909: Pres. William H. Taft severed oficial relations with the government of Nicaragua and declared support for rebels.

1913: Henry Ford's assembly line began operation for the manufacture of Model T's.

1918: An American army of occupation entered Germany.

1925: After 7 years of occupation, the small British force left Cologne, Germany.

1934: Stalin's aid, Sergei Kirov, was assassinated in Leningrad.

1940: Birthday of Richard Pryor, American comedian

1941: Tojo, military dictator of Japan, rejected an American proposal to settle issues in the Pacific.

1942: National gas rationing began in the U.S.

1955: Rosa Parksrefused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery city bus leading to the bus boycott and eventually the first real victory of the modern civil rights movement. It also launched the career of activist Martin Luther King, Jr.

1959: The U.S., USSR, & 10 other countries signed the Antarctica Treaty agreeing to make the continent free of any military.

1969: The U.S. held its first draft lottery since 1942.

1971: The Indian Army captured parts of Kashmir, which had been occupied by Pakistan.

1986: Lt. Col. Oliver North pled the 5thAmendment before a Senate hearing investigating the Iran-Contra Affair.

1988: Benazir Bhutto became the first woman Prime Minister of Pakistan and the first woman to lead a Muslim state.

1990: Construction of the Chunnel (tunnel underneath the English Channel) produced the first opening between the two halves. For the first time, England had a direct dry link to France.

1991: Voters in Ukraine overwhelmingly approved a referendum for independence from the Soviet Union.
 
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