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On This Day ....
In History

Information about a few dates in history.

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November 18, 2014

1997 - Willem de Kooning's painting "Two Standing Women" sells at an auction for $4.2 million.
1985 - Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets wins the NL Cy Young Award, at the age of 21.
1963 - Push-button telephones are introduced into service for the first time.
1928 - Colony Theater in New York shows Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie for first time.
1903 - The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty is signed by the United States and Panama.
1883 - American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones.
1820 - Antarctica is discovered by U.S. Navy Captain Nathaniel B Palmer.
1626 - St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated.
1307 - William Tell shoots an apple off his son's head.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

Henry Ford never had a driver's license.

 

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November 17, 2014

2003 - "The Terminator" actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, becomes the governor of California.
1998 - Daimler Chrysler begins trading its shares on NYSE.
1991 - Tragedy hits NFL: Detroit Lions offensive lineman Mike Utley paralyzed from chest down.
1970 - A patent is given to Douglas Engelbart for the first computer mouse.
1969 - The beginning of the SALT I negotiations.
1947 - The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
1930 - Musical "Sweet and Low" starring Fannie Brice premieres on Broadway at Chanin's 46th.
1869 - Suez Canal opens up (Egypt) connecting the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea.
1856 - The United States establishes Fort Buchanan.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

in 21 U.S. states, WALMART is the single largest employer.

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November 14, 2014

2003 - Astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz discover 90377 Sedna, a Trans-Neptunian object.
1995 - Democrat & Republican budget standoff results in closing of national parks & museums.
1991 - Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after 13 years exile.
1970 - Sad day in sports history, most of Marshall football team dies in plane crash.
1967 - The world's first laser is patented by Theodore Maiman.
1952 - New Musical Express (NME) publishes first regular UK musical singles chart.
1889 - Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane), starts her journey around the world in 72 days.
1832 - The first street car to be used in United States (car named John Mason) took its initial trip in New York City.
1666 - Samuel Pepys makes first blood transfusion.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

in its ancient form, the carrot was purple, not orange.

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November 13, 2014

1997 - Broadway version of Disney's "The Lion King" opens at Amsterdam Theater in New York.
1985 - The Nevado Del Ruiz erupts, burying an entire town beneath its molten lava.
1982 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1979 - Darryl Dawkins breaks his first backboard - shattering the glass in an NBA game.
1971 - Mariner 9 first spacecraft to orbit Mars.
1956 - Supreme Court: Alabama segregation laws illegal; ends Montgomery Bus Boycott.
1941 - U.S. amends Neutrality Act of 1935 allowing American merchant ships access to war zones.
1940 - Walt Disney's "Fantasia" premieres.
1940 - Willys-Overland submits the Jeep prototype to the U.S. Army.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

the speed of light is 186,000 miles per second.

 

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November 12, 2014

2003 - Shanghai Transrapid sets new commercial railway world speed record (311 mph).
1990 - The World Wide Web is formally proposed by Tim Berners-Lee.
1979 - President Carter responds to national security threat by stopping import of oil from Iran.
1954 - Ellis Island shuts its doors.
1927 - Holland Tunnel which connects New York & New Jersey, first opens.
1915 - U.S. becomes a protectorate for Haiti.
1893 - Treaty of the Durand Line signed between Pakistan & Afghanistan
1892 - Allegheny Athletic Association football team defeats Pittsburgh Athletic Club.
1859 - Jules Leotard made first public appearance as flying trapeze artist.

 

DID YOU KNOW...

the average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year.

 


 
 
 
 
 

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