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Pharaoh Tutankhamun

This Day in History, November 29

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On November 29th, 1922, the tomb of Tutankhamun was opened to the public.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: He who heaps up gold and silver does so to no profit without wisdom, but he who heaps up wisdom no man can snatch it from his heart. -- The Kebra Nagast

Other Notable Events for November 28

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On this date in history:

In 1520, Ferdinand Magellan entered the Pacific Ocean on his way around the world. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east.

In 1919, Virginia-born Nancy Astor became the first woman member of the British Parliament.

In 1925, The Grand Ole Opry, the famed country music ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 28

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Those born on this date include:

- English poet William Blake in 1757
- architect Henry Bacon, designer of the Lincoln Memorial, in 1866
- Motown Records founder/Rock and Roll Hall of fame member Berry Gordy in 1929 (age 93)
- Oscar winner/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/composer Randy Newman in 1943 (age 79)
...Read more

Astronomy

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This is Monday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 2022 with 33 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

Premises of the Royal Society

This Day in History, November 28

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On November 28th, 1660, the Royal Society was founded at Gresham College.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I'm like an expensive menu ... you can look but you can't afford. -- Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova

Other Notable Events for November 27

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On this date in history:

In 1901, the U.S. War Department authorized creation of the Army War College to instruct commissioned officers. It was built in Leavenworth, Kan.

In 1924, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in New York.

In 1940, two months after Gen. Ion Antonescu seized power in Romania ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 27

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Those born on this date include:

- Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer/inventor of the centigrade thermometer, in 1701
- Filipino pediatrician Fe del Mundi, first woman admitted to Harvard Medical School, in 1911
- entertainer Buffalo Bob Smith in 1917
- writer Gail Sheehy in 1937
- actor/martial arts star Bruce ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2022 with 34 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

U.S. Army War College

This Day in History, November 27

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On November 27th, 1901, the U.S. Army War College was established.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The rich rob the poor and the poor rob one another. -- American abolitionist Sojourner Truth

Other Notable Events for November 26

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On this date in history:

In 1789, U.S. President George Washington declared Nov. 26, 1789, to be Thanksgiving Day. It was the first U.S. holiday by presidential proclamation.

In 1842, the University of Notre Dame was founded in South Bend, Ind.

In 1922, in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, British archaeologists ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 26

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Those born on this date include:

- German composer Johannes Bach in 1604
- English clergyman/college benefactor John Harvard in 1607
- surgeon/women's rights leader Mary Walker Edwards in 1832
- air conditioning engineer Willis Carrier in 1876
- baseball Hall of Fame member Lefty Gomez in 1908
- French ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2022 with 35 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

James Cook

This Day in History, November 26

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On November 26th, 1778, Captain James Cook became the first European to visit Maui.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: There is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it. -- U.S. national youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman, at the inauguration of President Joe Biden

Other Notable Events for November 25

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On this date in history:

In 1783, more than 6,000 British troops evacuated New York City after signing the peace treaty ending the Revolutionary War.

In 1947, film industry executives introduced the first Hollywood blacklist banning people accused of communist sympathies from working in the film industry. The blacklist came...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 25

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Those born on this date include:

- Industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1835
- pioneer German automobile designer Karl Benz in 1844
- social reformer Carrie Nation in 1846
- British author Leonard Woolf in 1880
- Pope John XXIII in 1881
- New York Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio in 1914
- Chilean dictator ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2022 with 36 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

 

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