This Day in History, November 13-20th

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General Interest
1851 : Moby-Dick published
1969 : Apollo 12 lifts off
1982 : Walesa released from jail

American Revolution
1776 : Benjamin Franklin takes sides

Automotive
1914 : The first Dodge
1945 : Speedway gets a second chance

Civil War
1862 : Lincoln approves Burnside's plan

Cold War
1951 : United States gives military and economic aid to communist Yugoslavia

Crime
1986 : Ivan Boesky confesses to illegal stock trading activity

Disaster
1985 : Volcano erupts in Colombia and buries nearby towns

Entertainment
1906 : Louise Brooks born
1919 : Veronica Lake born
1996 : Michael Jackson marries Deborah Rowe

Literary
1851 : Moby-Dick is published

Old West
1882 : Franklin Leslie kills Billy "The Kid" Claiborne

Presidential
1959 : Kennedy publishes article on television and American politics

Vietnam War
1965 : Major battle erupts in the Ia Drang Valley
1967 : Marine general killed in Vietnam
1972 : Nixon promises Thieu that U.S. will continue to support South Vietnam

Wall Street
1986 : Boesky banned from Wall St.
1991 : Credit card interest rate caps discussed

World War I
1914 : Ottoman Empire declares a holy war

World War II
1940 : Germans bomb Coventry
 

Commander

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General Interest
1867 : First stock ticker debuts
1889 : Brazil's last emperor deposed
1891 : Erwin Rommel is born
1984 : Baby Fae dies

American Revolution
1777 : Articles of Confederation adopted

Automotive
1965 : Breedlove breaks 600 mph speed barrier
1977 : The 100,000,000th U.S.-built Ford

Civil War
1864 : The March to the Sea begins

Cold War
1957 : Nikita Khrushchev challenges United States to a missile "shooting match"

Crime
1923 : Accused of rape, James Montgomery's struggle for justice begins

Disaster
1978 : Plane crashes into Sri Lankan plantation

Entertainment
1926 : NBC radio network's grand opening
1956 : Elvis' first film opens

Literary
1859 : Final installment of A Tale of Two Cities is published

Old West
1806 : Zebulon Pike spots an imposing mountain

Presidential
1977 : President Carter hosts shah of Iran

Vietnam War
1966 : Chairman of the Joint Chiefs heckled at university
1969 : Second moratorium against the war held

Wall Street
1876 : Happy birthday, Ticker!
1994 : Growth causes concern?

World War I
1917 : Georges Clemenceau named French prime minister

World War II
1943 : Himmler orders Gypsies to concentration camps
 

Commander

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General Interest
1532 : Pizarro traps Incan emperor Atahualpa
1776 : Hessians capture Fort Washington
1907 : Oklahoma enters the Union
1988 : Benazir Bhutto elected leader of Pakistan

American Revolution
1776 : Hessians capture Fort Washington

Automotive
1901 : First American breaks minute mile
1916 : Resta wins last Vanderbilt Cup

Civil War
1863 : : Battle of Campbell Station, Tennessee

Cold War
1945 : German scientists brought to United States to work on rocket technology

Crime
1957 : Ed Gein kills final victim Bernice Worden

Disaster
1999 : Construction begins on deadly bonfire

Entertainment
1946 : First TV magazine show launches
1957 : Lawrence Welk's radio show canceled
1960 : Clark Gable dies

Literary
1849 : Fyodor Dostoevsky is sentenced to death

Old West
1821 : Becknell opens trade on the Santa Fe Trail

Presidential
1973 : Nixon supports construction of the Alaskan oil pipeline

Vietnam War
1961 : Kennedy decides to increase military aid to Saigon
1970 : Ky defends South Vietnamese operations in Cambodia
1971 : U.S. provides support to beleaguered Cambodians

Wall Street
1914 : Report results in birth of Fed
1993 : Wall Street cheers NAFTA

World War I
1914 : New Fatherland League launched in Germany

World War II
1941 : Goebbels publishes his screed of hate
 

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General Interest
1558 : Elizabethan Age begins
1839 : Verdi's first opera opens
1869 : Suez Canal opens

American Revolution
1777 : Articles of Confederation submitted to the states

Automotive
1906 : Honda founder born in Hamamatsu, Japan
1970 : First wheeled-vehicle on the moon

Civil War
1863 : : Siege of Knoxville, Tennessee, begins

Cold War
1969 : SALT I negotiations begin

Crime
1972 : A wealthy heiress is murdered by her son
2003 : Washington, D.C., sniper John Muhammad convicted

Disaster
1421 : Thousands die in massive flood

Entertainment
1925 : Rock Hudson born
1942 : Martin Scorsese born
1944 : Danny DeVito

Literary
1993 : The Shipping News, by Annie Proulx, wins the National Book Award

Old West
1856 : U.S. establishes Fort Buchanan

Presidential
1973 : Nixon insists that he is not a crook

Vietnam War
1965 : 1st Cavalry unit ambushed in the Ia Drang Valley
1970 : My Lai trial begins

Wall Street
1994 : Sony writes off Columbia

World War I
1914 : Germans make last stab at Ypres

World War II
1887 : Monty is born
 

Commander

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General Interest
1978 : Mass suicide at Jonestown
1916 : Haig ends Battle of Somme
1991 : Terry Waite released

American Revolution
1776 : Fort Washington becomes Fort Knyphausen

Automotive
1960 : Chrysler limits DeSoto production
1987 : Vintage Ferrari sets auction record

Civil War
1863 : : Lincoln travels to Gettysburg

Cold War
1987 : Congress issues final report on Iran-Contra scandal

Crime
1996 : High-profile expert on exotic birds is sentenced for smuggling parrots

Disaster
1987 : Commuters die in subway fire

Entertainment
1928 : Mickey Mouse debuts
1932 : Al Jolson's radio show launches
1938 : Lana Turner auditions for Scarlett
1994 : Cab Calloway dies

Literary
1998 : Alice McDermott wins the National Book Award

Old West
1883 : Railroads create the first time zones

Presidential
1886 : Chester Arthur dies in New York

Vietnam War
1964 : South Vietnamese conduct largest air assault to date
1969 : South Vietnamese fight first major battle after U.S. troops are withdrawn
1970 : Nixon appeals to Congress for funds for Cambodia

Wall Street
1938 : CIO chooses Lewis
1969 : Joe Kennedy dies
1987 : Sony, CBS profit from Tisch makeover
1994 : Deficit continues to skyrocket

World War I
1916 : Battle of the Somme ends

World War II
1940 : Hitler furious over Italy's debacle in Greece
 

Commander

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General Interest
1945 : Nuremberg trials begin
1820 : American vessel sunk by sperm whale
1947 : Princess Elizabeth marries Philip Mountbatten

American Revolution
1789 : New Jersey ratifies the Bill of Rights

Automotive
1959 : British Anglia comes to America
1990 : Nation's oldest driver dies

Civil War
1864 : : Sherman on the move

Cold War
1948 : American consul in China held "hostage" by communists

Crime
1945 : Trials open at Nuremberg

Disaster
1968 : Explosions rock West Virginia coal mine

Entertainment
1952 : Sinatra screen-tests for From Here to Eternity
1962 : Jodie Foster born

Literary
1875 : Henry James' first novel is published

Old West
1843 : Blacksnake Hills trading post is renamed St. Joseph

Presidential
1962 : Kennedy announces fair housing legislation

Vietnam War
1967 : Students Demonstrate Against Dow Chemical Company
1969 : Seymour Hersh files follow-up to My Lai story

Wall Street
1967 : Product Safety Commission established
1990 : Guinness buys Spanish brewer
1993 : Cranston censured for Keating dealings

World War I
1917 : British launch surprise tank attack at Cambrai

World War II
1945 : Nuremberg war-crimes trials begin
 

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