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

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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

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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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Pope Celebrates Baptisms In The Sistine Chapel
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This Day in History for November 1 — Sistine Chapel Ceiling Opens, and More

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1512: The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo's finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time (more info)

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This Day in History for October 31 — Mount Rushmore Completed, and More

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1864: Nevada is admitted as the 36th state in the U.S. (more info)

1926: Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured (more info)

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Mussolini
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This Day in History for October 30 — Mussolini Comes to Power, and More

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1534: The English parliament passes the Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church (more info)

1922: Benito Mussolini becomes prime minister of Italy (more info)

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This Day in History for October 26 — Erie Canal Opens, and More

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1825: The Erie Canal opens, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River (more info)

1881: Wyatt Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday are involved in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona (more info)

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This Day in History for October 25 — Kamikaze Bombings Begin, and More

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1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade takes place at Balaklava during the Crimean War (more info)

1944: The Japanese deploy kamikaze suicide bombers against American warships for the first time (more info)

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Concorde
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This Day in History for October 24 — The Last Concorde Flight, and More

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1901; Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (more info)

1929: The "Black Thursday" stock market crash occurs on the New York Stock Exchange (more info)

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This Day in History for October 23 — First Meeting of United Nations General Assembly, and More

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42 B.C.: Marcus Junius Brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the second battle of Philippi (more info)

1850: The first National Women's Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts (more info)

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