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This Day in History, November 23

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On November 23rd, 1963, the first episode of the sci-fi series "Doctor Who" aired on BBC television.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. -- John F. Kennedy

Other Notable Events for November 22

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On this date in history:

In 1718, Edward Teach, also known as the pirate Blackbeard, was killed off North Carolina's Outer Banks during a battle with a British navy force.

In 1858, the city of Denver was founded.

In 1935, a Pan American Martin 130 flying boat called the China Clipper began regular trans-Pacific ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 22

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Those born on this date include:

- French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle in 1643
- English novelist George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) in 1819
- French statesman and military leader Charles de Gaulle in 1890
- Wiley Post, the first pilot to fly solo around the world, in 1898
- comedian Rodney ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2017 with 39 to follow.

The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.

JFK's motorcade

This Day in History, November 22

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On November 22nd, 1963, John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now. -- Sophia Loren

Other Notable Events for November 21

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On this date in history:

In 1783, in Paris, Jean de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes made the first free-flight ascent in a balloon.

In 1877, Thomas Edison announced his invention of the phonograph.

In 1916, the HMHS Britannic, originally built as a passenger liner and later pressed into service as a hospital ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 21

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Those born on this date include:

- French author Francois-Marie Arouet, known as Voltaire, in 1694
- Belgian painter Rene Magritte in 1898
- baseball Hall of Fame member Stan Musial in 1920
- actor Joseph Campanella in 1924 (age 93)
- actor Laurence Luckinbill in 1934 (age 83)
- actor Marlo Thomas in 1937 ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2017 with 40 to follow.

The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.

HMHS Brittanic

This Day in History, November 21

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On November 21st, 1916, the HMHS Britannic sank into the Aegean Sea.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. - - Lewis Grizzard

Other Notable Events for November 20

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On this date in history:

In 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.

In 1910, the Plan de San Luis Potosi was issued by Francisco I. Madero calling for the overthrow of the Mexican government led by Porfirio Diaz. This marked the beginning of the 10-year Mexican Revolution.

In 1945, ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 20

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Those born on this date include:

- Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, first commissioner of baseball, in 1866
- astronomer Edwin Hubble in 1889
- U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., in 1925
- actor Kaye Ballard in 1925 (age 92)
- actor Estelle Parsons in 1927 (age 90)
- musician and comedian Dick Smothers of ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2017 with 41 to follow.

The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.

British tank crossing a trench in battle

This Day in History, November 20

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On November 20th, 1917, the Battle of Cambrai in World War I began.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans. -- Ronald Reagan

Other Notable Events for November 19

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On this date in history:

In 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on a Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.

In 1932, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow carried out the first of their series of bank robberies. The notorious gangsters would meet their end just four years later.

In 1939...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 19

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Those born on this date include:

- English King Charles I in 1600
- James Abram Garfield, 20th president of the United States, in 1831
- explorer Hiram Bingham, discoverer of the Inca city of Machu Picchu, in 1875
- Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1917
- actor Gene Tierney in 1920
- baseball Hall of...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2016 with 42 to follow.

The moon is waning. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.

 

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