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On This Day November 23: First smartphone, Maguindanao massacre, Miley Cyrus,

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1867 – The Manchester Martyrs are hanged in Manchester, England, for killing a police officer while freeing two Irish nationalists from custody. 1889 – The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 22: Assassination of JFK, Scarlett Johansson, Billie Jean King

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched and is one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today. 1943 – Lebanon gains independence from France. 1963 – US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 21: E=mc2, Dublin’s Bloody Sunday, Goldie Hawn, Bjork

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1877 – Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. 1905 – Albert Einstein’s paper, “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”, is published in the journal Annalen der Physik. This paper reveals the relationship between energy and mass. This leads to the mass–energy equivalence formula, E = mc². 1920 – Irish War of Independence: In Dublin, 31 people are killed in what became known as “Bloody Sunday”. This included eleven British intelligence agents and informants, fifteen Irish civilians, and two Irish Republican Army prisoners. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 20: Queen Elizabeth and Prince was married, Birth of Robert Kennedy

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1805 – Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio premieres in Vienna. 1917 – Ukraine is declared a republic. 1947 – The Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, who becomes the Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey in London. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 19: Gettysburg Address, Birth of Indira Gandhi, Pele scores 1000th

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1863 – American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication ceremony for the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   1959 – The Ford Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel.   1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the “Ocean of Storms”) and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 18: St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated, First push button telephone, Owen Wilson

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 326 – The old St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. 1307 – According to legend, William Tell shoots an apple off his son’s head. 1493 – Christopher Columbus first sights the island now known as Puerto Rico. … Read entire article »

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On Thisa Day November 17: Suez Canal was inaugurated, Fujimori deposed, Danny DeVito, Martin Scorsese, Rachel McAdams

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1820 – Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica. (The Palmer Peninsula is later named after him.) 1869 – In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated. 1894 – H. H. Holmes, one of the first modern serial killers, is arrested in Boston, Massachusetts. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 16: Qantas Airlines was founded, Death of Clark Gable, Birth of Elpidio Quirino, Milli Vanilli scandal,

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1793 – French Revolution: Ninety anti-republican Catholic priests are executed by drowning at Nantes. 1855 – David Livingstone becomes the first European to see the Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe. 1885 – Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and “Father of Manitoba” Louis Riel is executed for treason. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 15: NBC first broadcast, La Solidaridad was discontinued, Quezon was inaugurated

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1791 – The first U.S. Catholic college, Georgetown University, opens its doors. 1889 – Brazil became a republic. 1915 – Winston Churchill resigns from his Government, and soon commands the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers on the Western Front. 1926 – The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 14: BBC first telecast, Birth of Prince Charles of Wales, Gregorio del Pilar, Cesar Climaco became a victim of the Marcos regime

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1889 – Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in 72 days. 1918 – Czechoslovakia becomes a republic. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 13: The Amityville murder, Whoopi Goldberg, Impeachment of Pres. Estrada

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY 1553 – Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer and four others, including Lady Jane Grey, are accused of high treason and sentenced to death under Catholic Queen “Bloody” Mary I. 1887 – Bloody Sunday clashes in central London. … Read entire article »

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On This Day November 12: Hitler was arrested, Emperor Akihito became Japan’s 125th monarch, Princess Grace of Monaco, Ryan Gosling, Anne Hathaway

WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY? 1867 – A major eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy began, lasting several months. 1892 – William “Pudge” Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association. 1923 – Adolf Hitler was arrested in Germany after the failed Beer Hall Putsch. … Read entire article »

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