On February 16th, 1940, 299 British prisoners were freed from the German tanker Altmark by soldiers from the HMS Cossack.
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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: If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. -- John F. Kennedy
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.
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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
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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.
On November 22nd, 1963, John F. Kennedy was assassinated.