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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

Other Notable Events for November 12

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On this date in history:

In 1892, the first professional football game was played in Pittsburgh. The Allegheny Athletic Association defeated the Pittsburgh Athletic Club, 4-0. Touchdowns at the time were worth 4 points.

In 1893, the Durand Line which marks the international border between Pakistan and Afghanistan was agreed...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 12

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Those born on this date include:

- Women's suffrage activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1815
- Baha'u'llah (born Mirza Husayn Ali), founder-prophet of the Baha'i faith, in 1817
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun in 1908
- Princess Grace of Monaco (former American movie star Grace Kelly), in 1929
- cult ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2017 with 49 to follow.

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

Chervona Ukraina

This Day in History, November 12

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On November 12th, 1941, the Soviet battle cruiser "Chervona Ukraina" was destroyed in the Battle of Sevastopol.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: To the veterans of the United States of America: Thank you for the cost you paid for our freedom, thank you for the freedom to live in safety and pursue happiness, for freedom of speech ... and for all the freedoms that we daily take for granted. -- author Sara Niles (Josephine Thompson)

Other Notable Events for November 11

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On this date in history:

In 1831, Nat Turner, who led fellow slaves on a bloody uprising in Virginia, was hanged. Turner, an educated minister, believed he was chosen by God to lead people out of slavery.

In 1889, Washington was admitted to the union as the 42nd state.

In 1918, World War I ended with the signing ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 11

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Those born on this date include:

- Abigail Adams, wife of U.S. President John Adams, in 1744
- Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky in 1821
- U.S. Army Gen. George Patton in 1885
- baseball Hall of Fame member Walter Rabbit Maranville in 1891
- novelist Kurt Vonnegut in 1922
- jazz musician Mose Allison in ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2017 with 50 to follow.

This is Veterans Day in the United States.

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

Manchester Ship Canal

This Day in History, November 11

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On November 11th, 1887, construction of the Manchester Ship Canal began.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Author-poet Maya Angelou said, Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

Other Notable Events for November 10

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On this date in history:

In 1775, the United States Marine Corps, then known as the Continental Marines, was formed by order of the Second Continental Congress.

In 1865, the superintendent of the notorious Andersonville prison camp, Major Henry Wirz, is hanged for war crimes.

In 1871, journalist Henry Stanley ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for November 10

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Those born on this date include:

- Martin Luther, founder of Protestantism, in 1483
- William Hogarth, English artist and engraver, in 1697
- actor Richard Burton in 1925
- American Indian rights activist/actor Russell Means in 1939
- lyricist Tim Rice in 1944 (age 73)
- country singer Donna Fargo in 1945 ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Nov. 10, the 314th day of 2017 with 51 to follow.

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

 

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