This Day in History, November 6th-12th

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General Interest
1962 : U.N. condemns apartheid
1860 : Abraham Lincoln elected president
1917 : Bolsheviks revolt in Russia
1917 : Canadians take Passchendaele

American Revolution
1789 : John Carroll named first Catholic bishop in U.S.

Automotive
1899 : First Packard is completed
1986 : Alfa Romeo approves Fiat takeover

Civil War
1861 : Jefferson Davis elected

Cold War
1988 : Renowned Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov visits United States

Crime
1982 : A woman ices her husband with anti-freeze

Disaster
1977 : Dam gives way in Georgia

Entertainment
1921 : The Sheik opens
1939 : Hedda Hopper Show debuts
1946 : Sally Field born

Literary
1558 : Playwright Thomas Kyd is baptized

Old West
1528 : Cabeza de Vaca discovers Texas

Presidential
1906 : Teddy Roosevelt travels to Panama

Vietnam War
1963 : General Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam
1970 : South Vietnamese forces attack into Cambodia

Wall Street
1851 : Happy birthday, Mr. Dow
1984 : No holiday for traders
1996 : Clinton's win sparks Dow

World War I
1917 : British victory at Passchendaele

World War II
1941 : Stalin celebrates the Revolution's anniversary
 

Commander

Historum Emeritas
Jun 2006
1,362
Jacksonville, FL
General Interest
1991 : Magic Johnson announces he is HIV positive
1885 : Canada's transcontinental railway completed
1940 : Tacoma Bridge collapses
1944 : FDR reelected a record third time
1989 : Two African American firsts in politics

American Revolution
1776 : Post office stays in the Franklin family

Automotive
1957 : East Germany launches the Trabant Sputnik
1965 : Green Monster sets new speed record

Civil War
1861 : Battle of Belmont, Missouri

Cold War
1957 : Gaither Report calls for more U.S. missiles and fallout shelters

Crime
1983 : A family is brutally murdered

Disaster
1940 : Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses

Entertainment
1943 : Joni Mitchell born
1951 : Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra marry

Literary
1913 : French novelist Albert Camus is born

Old West
1916 : Jeannette Rankin becomes first U.S. congresswoman

Presidential
1944 : FDR wins unprecedented fourth term

Vietnam War
1964 : U.S. intelligence asserts numbers of North Vietnamese in South Vietnam growing
1966 : McNamara shouted down at Harvard speech
1972 : Nixon re-elected president

Wall Street
1918 : Rumors close NYSE
1984 : Wall Street's election woes
1997 : Greenspan speaks in Germany

World War I
1914 : First issue of The New Republic published

World War II
1944 : Soviet master spy is hanged by the Japanese
 

Commander

Historum Emeritas
Jun 2006
1,362
Jacksonville, FL
General Interest
1895 : German scientist discovers X-rays
1793 : Louvre Museum opens
1923 : Beer Hall Putsch begins
1994 : The Republican Revolution

American Revolution
1775 : Washington seeks to make militias into a military

Automotive
1866 : Austin founder born in England
1956 : Ford names Edsel
1992 : The fastest wheelie

Civil War
1861 : Trent affair begins
1864 : Lincoln reelected

Cold War
1960 : John F. Kennedy elected president

Crime
1974 : Ted Bundy botches an abduction attempt

Disaster
1994 : Hurricane Gordon is born

Entertainment
1880 : Sarah Bernhardt debuts in N.Y.
1954 : Rickie Lee Jones born

Literary
1900 : Margaret Mitchell is born

Old West
1887 : Doc Holliday dies of tuberculosis

Presidential
1942 : FDR broadcasts message to Vichy France leader Marshal Petain

Vietnam War
1965 : Lawrence Joel earns Medal of Honor

Wall Street
1933 : FDR unveils CWA
1935 : Birth of the CIO
1945 : A $6 billion tax cut

World War I
1917 : New Russian leader Lenin calls for immediate armistice

World War II
1939 : Hitler survives assassination attempt
 

Commander

Historum Emeritas
Jun 2006
1,362
Jacksonville, FL
General Interest
1938 : Nazis launch Kristallnacht
1906 : Roosevelt travels to Panama
1923 : Nazis suppressed in Munich
1956 : Sartre renounces communists
1965 : The Great Northeast Blackout

American Revolution
1780 : Sumter evades Wemyss in South Carolina

Automotive
1960 : Robert McNamara named Ford president
1965 : A tale of Daytona stock car racers

Civil War
1862 : Burnside assumes command

Cold War
1989 : East Germany opens the Berlin Wall

Crime
1971 : A Sunday school teacher murders his family and goes undercover for 18 years

Disaster
1872 : Fire rips through Boston

Entertainment
1961 : Brian Epstein meets the Beatles
1984 : Vanessa Redgrave wins lawsuit

Literary
1928 : Poet Anne Sexton is born

Old West
1875 : Followers of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse identified as hostile

Presidential
1901 : Teddy Roosevelt establishes a naval base in the Philippines

Vietnam War
1965 : Antiwar protestor sets himself afire
1967 : Captain Lance Sijan shot down over North Vietnam
1970 : Supreme Court refuses to rule on legality of Vietnam War

Wall Street
1903 : A rich man's panic
1988 : Brief life for Bush dollar
1993 : Gore, Perot debate NAFTA

World War I
1914 : Australian warship Sydney sinks German Emden

World War II
1938 : "The Night of Broken Glass"
 

Commander

Historum Emeritas
Jun 2006
1,362
Jacksonville, FL
General Interest
1954 : Ellis Island closes
1799 : First meteor shower on record
1948 : Japanese war criminals sentenced
1980 : Voyager I flies near Saturn
1990 : Akihito enthroned as emperor of Japan

American Revolution
1775 : Abigail Adams leads rhetorical charge against Britain

Automotive
1927 : Holland Tunnel formally opened
1946 : First drive-in banking service

Civil War
1864 : The destruction of Atlanta begins

Cold War
1982 : Yuri Andropov assumes power in the Soviet Union

Crime
1996 : High school sweethearts murder their newborn child
2004 : Scott Peterson convicted

Disaster
2001 : Plane crashes in Rockaway, New York

Entertainment
1907 : Katharine Hepburn born
1929 : Grace Kelly born
1934 : Babes in Toyland opens
1990 : Eve Arden dies

Literary
1889 : DeWitt Wallace, founder of Reader's Digest, is born

Old West
1867 : U.S. reconsiders war with Plains Indians

Presidential
1979 : Carter shuts down oil imports from Iran

Vietnam War
1969 : Seymour Hersh breaks My Lai story
1971 : Nixon sets new deadline for next troop withdrawal

Wall Street
1934 : Treasury launches new initiative
1946 : First drive-through bank opens
1996 : Jackson takes on Texaco

World War I
1918 : Allied fleet enters Dardanelles

World War II
1944 : Brits sink the battleship Tirpitz
 
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