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This Day in History for November 14 — Booker T. Washington Dies, and More
This Day in History for November 14 — Booker T. Washington Dies, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1882: Billy the Kid is killed in a shootout in Tombstone, Arizona (more info) 1889: Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly—aka Elizabeth Cochrane—begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in fewer than 80 days, completing the trip in 72 days (more info)
This Day in History for November 13 — Vietnam Memorial Dedicated, and More
This Day in History for November 13 — Vietnam Memorial Dedicated, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1841: James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnotism (more info) 1927: The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River car tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City (more info)
This Day in History for November 9 — Opening of the Berlin Wall, and More
This Day in History for November 9 — Opening of the Berlin Wall, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1620: Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts (more info) 1906; Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first sitting U.S. president to make an official trip outside the country, traveling to inspect progress on the Panama Canal (more info) 1965: A switch at a station near Niagara Falls fails, plung
This Day in History for November 5 — Susan B. Anthony Becomes First Female Voter, and More
This Day in History for November 5 — Susan B. Anthony Becomes First Female Voter, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1872: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time and is later fined $100 (more info) 1895: George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for a gas-powered automobile (more info)
This Day in History for November 3 — ‘Thriller’ Released, and More
This Day in History for November 3 — ‘Thriller’ Released, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1981: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapons reductions in Europe (more info) 1982: Michael Jackson's 'Thriller,' the best-selling album of all time, is released (more info)
This Day in History for November 2 — Jimmy Carter Elected, and More
This Day in History for November 2 — Jimmy Carter Elected, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1936: Italian dictator Benito Mussolini proclaims the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing the alliance of the Axis Powers (more info) 1948: In the greatest upset in presidential election history, Democratic incumbent Harry S. Truman defeats his Republican challenger, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey (more info)
This Day in History for October 23 — First Meeting of United Nations General Assembly, and More
This Day in History for October 23 — First Meeting of United Nations General Assembly, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 42 B.C.: Marcus Junius Brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the second battle of Philippi (more info) 1850: The first National Women's Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts (more info)
This Day in History for October 18 — Alaska Becomes a U.S. Territory, and More
This Day in History for October 18 — Alaska Becomes a U.S. Territory, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1469: Ferdinand of Aragon marries Isabella of Castile in Valladolid, beginning a cooperative reign that would unite Spain and elevate the nation to a dominant world power (more info) 1648: Boston Shoemakers form the first US labor organization (more info)

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