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Other Notable Events for November 16

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On this date in history:

In 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state admitted to the union.

In 1914, intended to serve as a lender of last resort, the New York Fed opened for business.

In 1933, the United States established diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.

In 1957, Ed Gein murdered his last ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 16

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Those born on this date include:

- Tiberius, emperor of Rome, in 42 B.C.
- composer W.C. Handy, known as the Father of the Blues, in 1873
- Broadway director and playwright George S. Kaufman in 1889
- jazz guitarist and bandleader Eddie Condon in 1905
- actor Burgess Meredith in 1907
- actor Clu Gulager in...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2017 with 45 to follow.

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

Vacuum tube

This Day in History, November 16

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On November 16th, 1904, John Ambrose Fleming invented the vacuum tube.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. -- Willam Penn

Other Notable Events for November 15

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On this date in history:

In 1791, Georgetown University, in what is now Washington, D.C., opened as the first Roman Catholic college in the United States.

In 1864, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea begins with the burning of Atlanta, Georgia.

In 1920, the first assembly of the League of ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 15

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Those born on this date include:

- British astronomer William Herschel, discoverer of the planet Uranus, in 1738
- artist Georgia O'Keeffe in 1887
- World War II German Gen. Erwin Rommel in 1891
- TV personality and retired Judge Joseph Wapner in 1919
- actor Edward Asner in 1929 (age 88)
- pop singer ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2017 with 46 to follow.

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

Polaris

This Day in History, November 15

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On November 15th, 1960, the Polaris missile was test-launched.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done. -- Johnny Unitas

Other Notable Events for November 14

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On this date in history:

In 1666, the first blood transfusion took place in London. Blood from one dog was transfused into another.

In 1832, the first horse-drawn streetcar made its appearance in New York City.

In 1889, newspaper reporter Nellie Bly set off to break the fictional record of voyaging around the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 14

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Those born on this date include:

- French Impressionist painter Claude Monet, in 1840
- Indian statesman Jawaharlal Nehru in 1889
- Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren in 1907
- U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R-Wis., in 1908
- former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali in 1922
- actor Veronica Lake in 1922...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2017 with 47 to follow.

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

Apollo 12

This Day in History, November 14

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On November 14th, 1969, NASA launched Apollo 12.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. -- Gen. Douglas MacArthur

Other Notable Events for November 13

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On this date in history:

In 1927, the Holland Tunnel was opened under the Hudson River, linking New York City and New Jersey.

In 1933, the first recorded sit-down strike in the United States was staged by workers at the Hormel Packing Co. in Austin, Minn.

In 1947, development of the AK-47 is completed by the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 13

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Those born on this date include:

- King Edward III of England in 1312
- Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson in 1850
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in 1856
- Buck O'Neil, Negro League star and manager, in 1911
- TV producer/director Garry Marshall in 1934
- actor Joe Mantegna in 1947 (age 70...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2017 with 48 to follow.

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

Artist's rendering of Bloody Sunday

This Day in History, November 13

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On November 13th, 1887, the Bloody Sunday clashes in London occured.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. -- Kurt Vonnegut

 

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