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This Day in History: November 22nd

This Day in History: November 22nd

Kathy Padden November 22, 2013 0

Today in History: November 22, 1718 Edward “Blackbeard” Teach was a notorious pirate of English birth who began his illustrious career around 1713. He became a crew member on a Caribbean sloop under the

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This Day in History: November 21st

This Day in History: November 21st

Kathy Padden November 21, 2013 0

Today in History: November 21, 1980 Millions of faithful Dallas viewers had been waiting since the last episode of the previous season on March 21st to find out who had shot J.R. Ewing, the

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This Day in History: November 20th

This Day in History: November 20th

Kathy Padden November 20, 2013 0

Today in History: November 20, 1947 England had its first post-World War II Royal celebration when Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, married  her second cousin once removed, Philip the

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This Day in History: November 19th

This Day in History: November 19th

Kathy Padden November 19, 2013 0

Today in History: November 19, 1965 Today is a very special day for those of us who like our first meal of the day to offer us the convenience of eating with one hand

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This Day in History: November 18th

This Day in History: November 18th

Kathy Padden November 18, 2013 1

Today in History: November 18, 1978 On this day history, 1978, over 900 Americans died in a South American cult commune on the order of Reverend Jim Jones. Many of his followers willingly drank

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This Day in History: November 15th

This Day in History: November 15th

Kathy Padden November 15, 2013 0

Today in History: November 15, 1985 A dark-haired, blue-eyed two-week-old baby girl known to the world as “Baby Fae” (later revealed as Stephanie Fae Beauclair) underwent a first-of-its-kind heart transplant and died on this

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This Day in History: November 14th

This Day in History: November 14th

Kathy Padden November 14, 2013 2

Today in History: November 14, 1970 Marshall University had chartered a plane to bring its football team, the Thundering Herd, home after a game with East Carolina University on November 14, 1970. The plane

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This Day in History: November 13th

This Day in History: November 13th

Kathy Padden November 13, 2013 0

Today in History: November 13, 1953 On this day in 1953, Robin Hood was declared a Communist, at least by the Indiana Textbook Commission. Mrs. Thomas J. White, Republican member of the committee, insisted

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This Day in History: November 12th

This Day in History: November 12th

Kathy Padden November 12, 2013 0

Today in History: November 12, 2004 After a two-year ordeal that dominated the headlines and engrossed the entire nation, a jury found Scott Peterson guilty of murder 23 months after his heavily pregnant wife

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This Day in History: November 11th

This Day in History: November 11th

Kathy Padden November 11, 2013 2

Today in History: November 11, 1988 During the early 1980s, ex-nurse’s aide Dorothea Puente ran a boarding house for the elderly in Sacramento, California. She was a schizophrenic who had numerous run-ins with the

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This Day in History: November 8th

This Day in History: November 8th

Kathy Padden November 8, 2013 1

Today in History: November 8, 1960 On November 8, 1960, John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the youngest man to be elected as United States President, beating Republican Vice President Richard Nixon by one of the

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This Day in History: November 7th

This Day in History: November 7th

Kathy Padden November 7, 2013 0

Today in History: November 7, 1916 A full four years before the United States Constitution granted women the right to vote, Jeannette Rankin was elected to a seat in Congress in 1916, becoming the

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This Day in History: November 6th

This Day in History: November 6th

Kathy Padden November 6, 2013 0

Today in History: November 6, 1860 The election of Abraham Lincoln to the United States presidency is the spark that ignited the Civil War in April of 1861. Lincoln was the first Republican to

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This Day in History: November 5th

This Day in History: November 5th

Kathy Padden November 5, 2013 0

Today in History: November 5, 1605 On this day in history, Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators planned to blow up Parliament during the State Opening on November 5, 1605 when King James I

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This Day in History: November 4th

This Day in History: November 4th

Kathy Padden November 4, 2013 0

Today in History: November 4, 1922 British archaeologist Howard Carter, running out of both time and money for his excavation project, finally unearthed a step leading to King Tutankhamen’s tomb in the Valley of

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This Day in History: November 1st

This Day in History: November 1st

Kathy Padden November 1, 2013 1

Today in History: November 1, 1512 On All Saint’s Day, November 1st, Pope Julius celebrated Mass in the Sistine Chapel for the first time in four years. Those in attendance were dumbfounded by the

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This Day in History: October 31st

This Day in History: October 31st

Kathy Padden October 31, 2013 1

Today in History: October 31, 1517 On the last day of October in 1517, a scholar and priest named Martin Luther did as priests commonly did at the time when they had something to

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This Day in History: October 30th

This Day in History: October 30th

Kathy Padden October 30, 2013 0

Today in History: October 30, 1991 What later became known as “The Perfect Storm” was first referred to as “The Halloween Storm,” until Bob Case from the National Weather service coined the name we

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