This day in history Nov/Dec 2021
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By metmike - Nov. 2, 2021, 11:20 p.m.
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1889North Dakota and South Dakota are admitted as the 39th and 40th U.S. states.

1920 – In the United States, KDKA of Pittsburgh starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast is the result of the 1920 United States presidential election.

By metmike - Nov. 5, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
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1605Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is arrested.


Guy Fawkes Day: A Brief History

The British holiday, celebrated with fireworks and bonfires, commemorates the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

Our previous moderator, Alex explained this one to me as being big in Great Britain.

                Happy Guy Fawkes Day Alex!            

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                Started by metmike - Nov. 7, 2021, 1:17 p.m.    

By metmike - Nov. 8, 2021, 12:33 a.m.
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1933Great Depression: New Deal: US President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed.

1966   – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.

2011 – The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passes 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.

By cfdr - Nov. 8, 2021, 11:17 a.m.
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November 7, 1917

On November 7, 1917, the Bolshevik party seized power in Russia's capital, starting the communist October Revolution and leading to the founding of the Soviet Union.

IMHO, everything else pales in comparison to this one.

By metmike - Nov. 11, 2021, 1:12 a.m.
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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.

Great Blue Norther of November 11, 1911,_1911

On Saturday, November 11, 1911, a cold snap, known as the Great Blue Norther or 11/11/11, affected the Central United States. 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.[2] A blizzard even occurred within one hour after an F4 tornado hit Rock County, Wisconsin.[3]

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1835 – The Texas Provincial Government authorizes the creation of a horse-mounted police force called the Texas Rangers (which is now the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety).

1859Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species.

1917 – In Milwaukee, nine members of the Milwaukee Police Department are killed by a bomb, the most deaths in a single event in U.S. police history until the September 11 attacks in 2001.

1932 – In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.

1963Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is killed by Jack Ruby.

Chronology of the Velvet Revolution

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1898 – The Duquesne Country and Athletic Club defeats an all-star collection of early football players 16–0, in what is considered to be the very first all-star game for professional American football.

1910 – Modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.

1967 – At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human (53-year-old Louis Washkansky).

By metmike - Dec. 5, 2021, 8:10 a.m.
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1492Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic).