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This Day in History...
« on: November 25, 2012, 09:02:08 pm »
This Day in History   

On November 25

1783    During the Revolutionary War, the British evacuated New York. New York was their last military position in the U.S.

1867    Alfred Nobel patented dynamite.

1920    The first play-by-play broadcast of a football game was aired in College Station, TX. The game was between the University of Texas and Texas A&M.

1957    President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a stroke.

1985    Ronald W. Pelton was arrested on espionage charges. Pelton was a former employee of the National Security Agency. He was later convicted of 'selling secrets' to Soviet agents.

1990    Poland held its first popular presidential election.

1995    Serbs protested in the streets of the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo. The protest was against a peace plan.

1998    Britain's highest court ruled that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, whose extradition was being sought by Spain, could not claim immunity from prosecution for the crimes he committed during his rule.

1998    President Jiang Zemin arrived in Tokyo for the first visit to Japan by a Chinese head of state since World War II.

1998    The IMF (International Monetary Fund) approved a $5.5 billion bailout for Pakistan.

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Re: This Day in History...
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 09:17:28 am »
On November 26

1716    The first lion to be exhibited in America went on display in Boston, MA.

1731    English poet, William Cowper, was born. He is best known for "The Poplar Trees" and "The Task."

1861    West Virginia was created (out of Virginia) as a result of a dispute over slavery. West Virginia was against slavery.

1940    The Nazis forced 500,000 Jews from Warsaw, Poland to live within a walled ghetto.

1941    President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.

1973    Rose Mary Woods told a federal court that she was responsible for the 18-1/2 minute gap in a key Watergate tape. Woods was President Nixon's personal secretary.

1975    Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme was found guilty by a federal jury in Sacramento, CA, for trying to assassinate President Ford on September 5.

1998    Hulk Hogan said that he was retiring from pro wrestling and would run for president in 2000.

2003    The U.N. atomic agency adopted a resolution that censured Iran for past nuclear cover-ups and warning that it would be policed to put to rest suspicions that the country had a weapons agenda

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Re: This Day in History...
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 10:07:40 am »
This is some amazing information....None of that is thought of when giving thanks to what we have. 

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Re: This Day in History...
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 06:45:59 pm »
On November 27


1779    The College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania. It was the first legally recognized university in America.

1889    Curtis P. Brady was issued the first permit to drive an automobile through Central Park in New York City.

1963    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress.

1973    The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew.

1987    French hostages Jean-Louis Normandin and Roger Auque were set free by their pro-Iranian captors in West Beirut, Lebanon.

1989    107 people were killed when a bomb destroyed a Colombian jetliner minutes after the plane had taken off from Bogota's international airport. Police blamed the incident on drug traffickers.

1991    The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution that led the way for the establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation in Yugoslavia.

1992    In Venezuela, rebel forces tried but failed to overthrow President Carlos Andres Perez for the second time in ten months.

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Re: This Day in History...
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 02:14:40 pm »
Wow!  There are a lot of things to list today! 

November 28


1520 - Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait. The strait was named after him. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east.

1582 - William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married.

1757 - English poet, painter and engraver William Blake was born. Two of his best known works are "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience."

1919 - American-born Lady Astor was elected the first female member of the British Parliament.

1922 - Capt. Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force gave the first public exhibition of skywriting. He spelled out, "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200" over New York's Times Square.

1925 - The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM.

1934 - The U.S. bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson was killed by FBI agents near Barrington, IL.

1942 - 491 people died in a fire that destroyed the Coconut Grove in Boston.

1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin met in Tehran to map out strategy concerning World War II.

1953 - New York City began 11 days without newspapers due to a strike of photoengravers.

1958 - The African nation of Chad became an autonomous republic within the French community.

1963 - U.S. President Johnson announced that Cape Canaveral would be renamed Cape Kennedy in honor of his assassinated predecessor. The name was changed back to Cape Canaveral in 1973 by a vote of residents.

1964 - The U.S. launched the space probe Mariner IV from Cape Kennedy on a course set for Mars.

1977 - Larry Bird was introduced as "College Basketball's Secret Weapon" with a cover story in Sports Illustrated. (NBA)

1978 - The Iranian government banned religious marches.

1979 - An Air New Zealand DC-10 flying to the South Pole crashed in Antarctica killing all 257 people aboard.

1983 - The space shuttle Columbia took off with the STS-9 Spacelab in its cargo bay.

1985 - The Irish Senate approved the Anglo-Irish accord concerning Northern Ireland.

1987 - A South African Airways Boeing 747 crashed into the Indian Ocean. All 159 people aboard were killed.

1989 - Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci arrived in New York after escaping her homeland through Hungary.

1990 - Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Britain.

1992 - In Bosnia-Herzegovina, 137 tons of food and supplies were to be delivered to the isolated town of Srebrenica.

1992 - In King William's Town, South Africa, black militant gunmen attacked a country club killing four people and injuring 20.

1993 - The play "Mixed Emotions" closed after 48 performances.

1994 - Jeffrey Dahmer, a convicted serial killer, was clubbed to death in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate.

1994 - Norwegian voters rejected European Union membership.

1995 - U.S. President Clinton signed a $6 billion road bill that ended the federal 55 mph speed limit.

2010 - WikiLeaks released to the public more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables. About 100,000 were marked "secret" or "confidential."

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Re: This Day in History...
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 05:45:21 pm »
cool I never know all ha happened today looks like every day is an important one. 

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Re: This Day in History...
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 02:57:48 pm »
cool I never know all ha happened today looks like every day is an important one. 
I agree.  Some are awful and sad, while other things are really neat.

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Re: This Day in History...
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2012, 02:59:44 pm »
On November 29


1864    The Sand Creek Massacre occurred in Colorado when a militia, led by Colonel John Chivington, killed at least 400 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians who had surrendered and had been given permission to camp.

1890    Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game. The game was played at West Point, NY.

1947    The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution that called for the division of Palestine between Arabs and Jews.

1963    President Johnson named a commission, headed by Earl Warren, to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy.

1981    Actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, CA, at the age 43.

1988    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the rights of criminal defendants are not violated when police unintentionally fail to preserve potentially vital evidence.

1998    Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected legalizing heroin and other narcotics.

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Re: This Day in History...
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2012, 11:00:33 pm »
On November 30


1782    The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.

1835    Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born. He wrote Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn under the name Mark Twain.

1897    Thomas Edison's motion picture projector had its first commercial exhibition.

1936    London's famed Crystal Palace was destroyed in a fire. The palace had originally been constructed for the International Exhibition of 1851.

1967    Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower announced their engagement.

1986    Time magazine published an interview with President Reagan. In the article, Reagan described fired national security staff member, Oliver North, as a "national hero."

1993    President Clinton signed into law the Brady Bill. The bill required a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks of prospective buyers.

1995    President Clinton became the first U.S. chief executive to visit Northern Ireland.

2001    In Seattle, WA, Gary Leon Ridgeway was arrested for four of the Green River serial killings. He pleaded innocent on December 18, 2001.

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Re: This Day in History...
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 11:15:39 pm »
Wow, all these events happened on just this one month!Very interesting,it reminds me of a Korean Drama Horror movie I've just finished watching. The potential bf was telling the lead girl that he wasn't important cause the day he was born was the day his mom died. The girl then says so, bad things happen everyday even while being born. She tells him on the day she was born March 8, 1984 exactly 5:58pm 2super speed trains collided killing & injuring several thousands of people. That just came to mind when I saw this. Right now I don't have the courage to look up bad events that happen while I was coming into the world. How about? ;) :wave:

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Re: This Day in History...
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2012, 02:26:19 am »
December 1st:

2012: Victor Ogden posted on the Fusion Cash Forum's "Off Topic" Discussion Board under the "This Day in History..." post.  (Hope you get a chance to read it!)

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Re: This Day in History...
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2012, 06:32:30 pm »
Wow, all these events happened on just this one month!Very interesting,it reminds me of a Korean Drama Horror movie I've just finished watching. The potential bf was telling the lead girl that he wasn't important cause the day he was born was the day his mom died. The girl then says so, bad things happen everyday even while being born. She tells him on the day she was born March 8, 1984 exactly 5:58pm 2super speed trains collided killing & injuring several thousands of people. That just came to mind when I saw this. Right now I don't have the courage to look up bad events that happen while I was coming into the world. How about? ;) :wave:
That does sound kind of freaky!  Who would have thought to check like that?  I'm not sure I want to know either!

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Re: This Day in History...
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2012, 06:45:20 pm »
December 1st:

2012: Victor Ogden posted on the Fusion Cash Forum's "Off Topic" Discussion Board under the "This Day in History..." post.  (Hope you get a chance to read it!)
That's a unique way to look at it!  That will be neat years down the road for someone to come across that!  :)

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Re: This Day in History...
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2012, 06:48:01 pm »
On December 1


1835    Hans Christian Andersen published his first book of fairy tales.

1917    Father Edward Flanagan opened Boy's Town in Nebraska. The farm village was for wayward boys. In 1979, it was opened to girls.

1919    Lady Astor was sworn in as the first female member of the British Parliament.

1955    Rosa Parks, a black seamstress in Montgomery, AL, refused to give up her seat to a white man. Mrs. Parks was arrested, marking a milestone in the civil rights movement in the U.S.

1969    The U.S. government held its first draft lottery since World War II.

1984    A remote-controlled Boeing 720 jetliner was deliberately crashed into California's Mojave Desert to test an anti-flame fuel additive. The test proved to be disappointing.

1992    Russian President Boris Yeltsin survived an impeachment attempt by hard-liners at the opening of the Russian Congress.

1992    Amy Fisher was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco.

1997    Michael Carneal, 14 years old, fired upon a morning prayer group at Heath High School in West Paducah, KY. Three students were killed and five were wounded. Carneal plead guilty but insane and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole for 25 years.

1998    Exxon announced that it was buying Mobil for $73.7 billion creating the largest company in the world to date.

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« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2012, 06:39:08 pm »
On December 2


1804    Napoleon was crowned emperor of France at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.

1901    Gillette patented the first disposable razor.

1927    The Ford Motor Company unveiled the Model A automobile. It was the successor to the Model T.

1954    The U.S. Senate voted to condemn Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy for what it called "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute."

1961    Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, declared in a nationally broadcast speech that he was a Marxist-Leninist and that he was going to lead Cuba to communism.

1970    The Environmental Protection Agency began operating under its first director, William Ruckelshaus.

1991    American hostage, Joseph Cicippio, was released by his kidnappers. He had been held captive in Lebanon for over five years.

1993    The space shuttle Endeavor blasted off on a mission to fix the Hubble Space Telescope.

1997    U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno declined to seek an independent counsel investigation of telephone fund-raising by President Clinton and Vice President Gore. It was concluded that they had not violated election laws.

2001    Enron Corp. filed for Chapter 11 reorganization. The filing came five days after Dynegy walked away from a $8.4 billion buyout. It was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.

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