November 11 &12 2018 These days in history
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Started by metmike - Nov. 12, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Didn't want to miss Veterans Day, yesterday so we combined 2 days.

Now you have twice the choices!

1911 – Many cities in the Midwestern United States break their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through.

The Great Blue Norther of November 11, 1911,_1911

"Many cities broke record highs, going into the 70s and 80s early that afternoon. By nightfall, cities were dealing with temperatures in the teens and single-digits on the Fahrenheit scale. This is the only day in many midwest cities' weather bureau jurisdictions where the record highs and lows were broken for the same day. Some cities experienced tornadoes on Saturday and a blizzard on Sunday.[1] A blizzard even occurred within one hour after an F4 tornado hit Rock County, Wisconsin."

Just another of hundreds of examples of how past weather was even more extreme than some of the extreme weather that we've had recently.

1979Iran hostage crisis: In response to the hostage situation in Tehran, US President Jimmy Carter orders a halt to all petroleum imports into the United States from Iran.

By carlberky - Nov. 12, 2018, 7:40 p.m.
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1918World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne.

A no-brainer … my "daddy's" war. Good thing that they hadn't invented Post Traumatic Syndrome yet.


By carlberky - Nov. 12, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
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1892William Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association.

He received  $500, a huge sum in 1892 dollars. Would love to see his face if he could have heard of the  amounts paid nowadays..