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This Day in History for November 15 — Cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial Laid, and More

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1777: After 16 months of debate, the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation (more info)

1867: The first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City (more info)

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Man Who Accused Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash of Underage Sexual Relationship Recants

On Monday, news broke that an unnamed 24-year-old man had accused Kevin Clash, who is the creator and puppeteer of Elmo on 'Sesame Street,' of engaging in a sexual relationship with him when he was 16. Today, that man has recanted his allegations.

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This Day in History for November 14 — Booker T. Washington Dies, and More

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1882: Billy the Kid is killed in a shootout in Tombstone, Arizona (more info)

1889: Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly—aka Elizabeth Cochrane—begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in fewer than 80 days, completing the trip in 72 days (more info)

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This Day in History for November 13 — Vietnam Memorial Dedicated, and More

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1841: James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnotism (more info)

1927: The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River car tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City (more info)

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This Day in History for November 12 — Ellis Island Closes, and More

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1927: Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin in undisputed control of the Soviet Union (more info)

1954: Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892 (more info)

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This Day in History for November 9 — Opening of the Berlin Wall, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1620: Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts (more info)

1906; Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first sitting U.S. president to make an official trip outside the country, traveling

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This Day in History for November 8 — JFK Elected, and More

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1793: After more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government (more info)

1895: While experimenting with electricity, German scientist Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray (more info)

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This Day in History for November 7 — Magic Johnson’s HIV Announcement, and More

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1908: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente, Bolivia (more info)

1916: Jeannette Rankin becomes the first woman elected to the United States Congress (more info)

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2012 Election Day: Obama Wins Second Term

UPDATE 11:20: The networks have announced that Barack Obama will be reelected to a second term, after wrapping up the state of Ohio.

The 2012 presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will finally conclude tonight, as voters head to their local polls to choose who gets to sleep in the White House on January 20, 2013. We'll be following all the results very closely, adding the latest news as states close their polls and announce their winners.

Watch this post for updated information—election results, Senate races, ballot measures, battleground-state news—throughout the night:

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This Day in History for November 6 — Abraham Lincoln Elected, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1860: Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States (more info)

1913: Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa (more info)

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This Day in History for November 5 — Susan B. Anthony Becomes First Female Voter, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1872: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time and is later fined $100 (more info)

1895: George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for a gas-powered automobile (more info)

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This Day in History for November 2 — Jimmy Carter Elected, and More

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1936: Italian dictator Benito Mussolini proclaims the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing the alliance of the Axis Powers (more info)

1948: In the greatest upset in presidential election history, Democratic incumbent Harry S. Truman defeats his Republican challenger, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey (more info)

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