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  1. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    ON THIS DAY

    On Nov. 14, 1972, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 1,000 for the first time, ending the day at 1,003.16.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Nov. 15, 1969, a quarter of a million protesters staged a peaceful demonstration in Washington, D.C., against the Vietnam War.
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    November 15, 1990 – Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Atlantis launches with flight STS-38.
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    November 16, 1943 – World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Nov. 16, 1933, the United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations. President Roosevelt sent a telegram to Soviet leader Maxim Litvinov, expressing hope that United States-Soviet relations would "forever remain normal and friendly.''
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Nov. 17, 1973, President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, Fla., that "people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook.''
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    November 17, 1939 – Nine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. In addition, all Czech universities are shut down and over 1200 Czech students sent to concentration camps. Since this event, International Students' Day is celebrated in many countries, especially in the Czech Republic.
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    He wasn't a cook either.
  10. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    ON THIS DAY

    On Nov. 18, 1976, Spain's parliament approved a bill to establish a democracy after 37 years of dictatorship.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
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    Did you know that if Abraham Lincoln were alive today, he'd be clawing at his coffin lid screaming for help?
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    The Gettysburg Address is one of the great speeches in the history of both this country and the world, its words still powerful and relevant. It's good to recognize the anniversary of its delivery.

    That said, here's this...
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  14. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    ON THIS DAY

    On Nov. 20, 1945, 24 Nazi leaders went on trial before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany
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    Spencer Tracey got them all yes he did!
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Nov. 21, 1964, New York's Verrazano Narrows Bridge opened.
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    164 BC - Judas Maccabaeus restores Jewish Temple, and is thus commemorated with the celebration of Hanukkah.

    1877 - Thomas Edison announces that he invented the phonograph, and totally nobody else. Because they are jerks.

    1905 - Albert Einstein's paper, "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", is published, revealing the relationship between energy and mass. AKA E = mc². Thomas Edison inconsolable.

    1916 - Hospital ship HMS Britannic (sister ship of RMS Titanic) strikes a mine and sinks in the Aegean Sea, killing 30.

    1922 - Rebecca Latimer Felton becomes the first female US Senator, appointed from Georgia.

    1953 - The British Natural History Museum announces that "Piltdown Man" is a hoax.
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    1935 - Christopher Washington assassinates Archduke Franz Hitler

    1977 - Star Trek Episode II: Attack of the Menace directed by Steven Lucas is released on DVD

    1997 - Titanic, that one romantic comedy where Jack Nicholson befriends a math prodigy who's a janitor played by Guy Pearce, wins 37 Oscars. James Cameron declares himself Emperor of the Universe and doesn't make another film for 67 years.

    2009 - Just kidding. Avatar: The Last Terminator is released in cinemas today making 789,000,000,000,000,000 dollars at the box office. The movie unfortunately, loses all of its Oscars to Deuce Bigelow's The Hurt Widowmaker. James Cameron declares that he will keep making sequels to this original concept until his last dying breath.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. The suspected gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, was arrested. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th president of the United States.
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    Thanks for being so predictable Juliet. :p
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    In 498, two different guys became pope at the same time. Historians have described the event as "kinky in an ecumenical kind of way."
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    1964 - John F. Lincoln is assassinated by Lee Wilkes Oswald in a literal traveling theatrical motorcade. He is shot 947 times in the head.
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    November 22, 1963 -- Walt Disney and a team of his board members tour Florida by air and choose the area south of Orlando as the site of Walt Disney World. :D
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    November 22, 1963 - Aldous Huxley, whose works include Brave New World, died. His written last request, which was complied with
    as he lay on his deathbed, was to be repeatedly injected with LSD.
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    Nov. 23, 1963 - A British TV show aimed at Children called Doctor Who begins airing in the UK. It would air off and on for the next 50 years.
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