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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

November 21......

November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 40 days remaining in the year on this date.


● 164 BC - Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. Events commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah.

● 235 - Anterus is elected Pope.

● 479 - Chinese philosopher Confucius dies.

● 1272 - Following Henry III of England's death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England.

● 1620 - The Mayflower reached Provincetown, MA. The ship discharged the Pilgrims at Plymouth, MA, on December 26, 1620.

● 1638 - A General Assembly at Glasgow abolished the episcopal form of church government, adopted the presbyterian form in its place, and gave final constitution to the Church of Scotland.

● 1694 - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet) born, Paris. At 65 he spent all of three days writing "Candide."

● 1783 - France - Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier and the Marquis Francois Laurant d'Arlandes make the first flight in a balloon, becoming the first men to fly -- period. They flew nearly six miles around Paris in 25 minutes reaching an altitude of about 300 feet. Benjamin Franklin was a spectator.

● 1784 - James Armistead is cited by French General Lafayette for his valuable service to the American forces in the Revolutionary War. Born into slavery 24 years earlier, had worked as a double agent for the Americans while supposedly employed as a servant of British General Cornwallis.

● 1789 - North Carolina ratifies the United States Constitution and is admitted as the 12th U.S. state.

● 1791 - Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.

● 1801 - "Federal Bonfire Number Two," a mysterious fire swept the offices of the Department of Treasury, destroying books and papers, after Democratic-Republicans demanded proof that the expenditures of Timothy Pickering, the recently replaced Federalist Secretary of War, could be properly accounted for.

● 1817 - Infuriated by Seminole resistance, General Edmund Gaines orders 250 soldiers to attack and destroy the Seminole village of Fowltown.

● 1831 - Silk workers' strike in Lyon, France district de la Croix Rousse. The whole city rises in insurrection when Nationale guard kills several workers.

● 1852 - Union Institute was chartered by the Methodists in Randolph County, NC. Renamed Trinity College in 1859, the campus moved to Durham in 1892. Tobacco magnate James B. Duke endowed the school with $40 million in 1924, upon which its name was changed to Duke University.

● 1861 - American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis appoints Judah Benjamin secretary of war.

● 1866 - Birth of Egyptian pan-Africanist Duse Mohammed Effendi.

● 1870 - Birth of anarchist Alexander Berkman, Vilna, Russia.

● 1871 - M.F. Galethe patented the cigar lighter.

● 1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound.

● 1897 - Birth of Mollie Steimer. Russian-American-Jewish-Mexican anarchist and labor agitator. Her militant activities got her deported from both the U.S. in 1921 (after getting 15 years of prison for publishing a leaflet opposing the landing of U.S. troops in Russia), and Russia (1923). Escaped a Nazi internment camp and fled to Mexico.

● 1905 - Albert Einstein's paper, "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", is published in the journal "Annalen der Physik". This paper reveals the relationship between energy and mass. This leads to the famous equation e=mc².

● 1907 - Birth of Jim Bishop, American journalist. He gave new life to great historical moments through his "day" books, including his 1957 chronicle of "The Day Christ Died."

● 1916 - The HMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after an explosion from an unknown object, killing 30 people.

● 1918 - Ten days after Armistice, two German ammunition trains explode in Hamont, Belgium; 1,750 die.

● 1920 - Bloody Sunday during the Anglo-Irish War

● 1921 - Six IWW picketing miners killed in Columbine, Colorado.

● 1922 - Ricardo Flores Magen, Mexican anarchist, author, dies at Leavenworth Penitentiary in Kansas, USA. His remains returned to Mexico, where they rest at the Rotunda of Illustrious Men in Mexico City and he has a city named after him.

● 1922 - Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first woman United States Senator.

● 1927 - Columbine Mine Massacre: Striking coal miners were allegedly attacked with machine guns by a detachment of state police dressed in civilian clothes.

● 1929 - Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali had his first art exhibit.

● 1929 - Birth of Marilyn French. American author, famous for her feminist novels. In her works she underlines that U.S. culture is founded on contempt for women, as examined in her study "The War Against Women" (1992).

● 1934 - The New York Yankees purchased the contract of Joe DiMaggio from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League.

● 1934 - Ella Fitzgerald makes her singing debut at age 16 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.

● 1941 - The radio program King Biscuit Time is broadcast for the first time (it would later become the longest running daily radio broadcast in history and the most famous live blues radio program).

● 1942 - The completion of the Alaska Highway (also known as the Alcan Highway) is celebrated (the highway was not usable by general vehicles until 1943, however).

● 1943 - German theologian and Nazi martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote in a letter: 'A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes...and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent.'
● 1945 - Two hundred thousand United Auto Workers strike against General Motors.

● 1948 - The Sunday morning religious program "Lamp Unto My Feet" first aired over CBS television. It became one of TV's longest running network shows, and aired through January 1979.

● 1953 - Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce that the "Piltdown Man" skull, held to be one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, was a hoax.

● 1962 - The Chinese People's Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.

● 1962 - U.S. President Kennedy terminated the quarantine measures against Cuba.

● 1962 - SALT II disarmament talks open, Geneva, Switzerland.

● 1963 - U.S. President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, arrived in San Antonio, TX. They were beginning an ill-fated, two-day tour of Texas that would end in Dallas.

● 1964 - The Verrazano Narrows Bridge opens to traffic (at the time it was the world's longest suspension bridge).

● 1964 - Second Vatican Council: The third session of the Roman Catholic Church's ecumenical council closes.

● 1967 - Foot-and-mouth slaughter rate soars; The number of animals slaughtered in the latest epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease reaches a record high of 134,000.

● 1967 - Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."

● 1967 - Exorcism of the Pentagon, Washington D.C. march - 50,000. Two hundred fifty arrested including Norman Mailer.

● 1968 - A portrait of Frederick Douglass appears on the cover of Life magazine. The cover story, "Search for a Black Past," is the first in a four-part series of stories in which the magazine examines African-Americans, a review of 50 years of struggle, with interviews of a young Jesse Jackson, Julian Bond, Eldridge Cleaver, Dick Gregory, and others.

● 1969 - The first ARPANET link is established.

● 1969 - US President Richard Nixon and Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato agree in Washington, DC on the return of Okinawa to Japanese control in 1972. Under terms of the agreement, the US is to retain its rights to bases on the island, but these are to be nuclear-free.

● 1969 - Senate turns down first U.S. Supreme Court nominee (Nixon's) since 1930, Clement Haynsworth, Jr. Haynsworth was widely criticized as a segregationist, but he failed to win Congressional approval only after it was revealed he bought 1,000 shares of Brunswick Corp. stock after he voted on a decision affecting the company, but before the decision was announced.

● 1970 - Fifty U.S. commandos stage a daring helicopter raid on North Vietnam's Sontay Prison Camp, 23 miles from Hanoi, in an attempt to rescue POW's, only to discover that the camp had been evacuated three weeks before.

● 1971 - Indian troops partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeated the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.

● 1973 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, announced the discovery of 18 1/2 gap in subpoenaed tape of Watergate conversations made by President Richard Nixon three days after the Watergate break-in. White House Chief of Staff Alexander Haig later attributed The Gap to "sinister forces." He would know.

● 1974 - U.S. Freedom of Information Act passed over Pres. Ford's veto. (Ford was fearing the 18 1/2 minute gap would get out.)

● 1974 - The Birmingham Pub Bombings by the IRA killed 21 people. The Birmingham Six were sentenced to life in prison for this and subsequently acquitted.

● 1974 - Birmingham pub blasts kill 19; Two bombs explode in central Birmingham pubs, killing 19 and injuring over 180.

● 1974 - George W. Bush is honorably discharged from the US Air Force Reserve. God only knows why.

● 1977 - Minister of Internal Affairs Hon Allan Highet announced that 'the national anthems of New Zealand shall be the traditional anthem 'God Save The Queen' and the poem 'God Defend New Zealand', written by Thomas Bracken, as set to music by John Joseph Woods, both being of equal status as national anthems appropriate to the occasion'.

● 1979 - The United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan is attacked by a mob and set alight, killing four, 2 of them Americans.

● 1980 - A deadly fire breaks out at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada (now Bally's Las Vegas). 87 people are killed and more than 650 are injured in the worst disaster in Nevada history.

● 1980 - Lake Peigneur drained into an underlying salt deposit. A misplaced Texaco oil probe drilled into the Diamond crystal salt mine; water flowing down into the mine eroded the edges of the hole. The whirlpool created sucked the drilling platform, several barges, houses and trees thousands of feet, to the bottom of the dissolving salt deposit.

● 1980 - Who Shot JR? - The Dallas Episode "Who Done It?" aired on US television. It was one of the highest-rated episodes of a TV show ever aired. An estimated 83 million viewers tuned in on the CBS prime-time soap opera. Kristin was the character that fired the gun.

● 1981 - Four hundred thousand demonstrate in Amsterdam against Cruise missiles.

● 1982 - The National Football League (NFL) resumed its season following a 57-day player's strike.

● 1984 - TransAfrica's Randall Robinson, congressional delegate Walter Fauntroy, and U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Mary Frances Berry arrested at a sit-in at the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C. Their demonstration against apartheid spreads to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and elsewhere, involving such notables as Jesse Jackson, Arthur Ashe, Harry Belafonte, and Stevie Wonder. Their efforts play a large part in the passage of the Antiapartheid Act of 1986, imposing economic sanctions against South Africa. Berry, meanwhile, would go on to notoriety 15 years later as the hack Clinton appointee whose oversight of the Pacifica Network would turn that venerable community-based bastion of radio free speech into just another tightly controlled tool of corporate media parasites.

● 1985 - Superpowers aim for 'safer world'; The Geneva summit between the US and the Soviet Union ends in optimism but with no agreement on the "Star Wars" space defense system.

● 1985 - United States Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard is arrested for spying (he was caught giving Israel classified information on Arab nations and was eventually sentenced to life in prison).

● 1985 - DA drops all charges against 138 students arrested at Biko Hall sit-in, Univ. of California-Berkeley.

● 1986 - Twenty-four-year-old George Branham wins the Brunswick Memorial World Open. It is the first time an African-American wins a Professional Bowlers Association title.

● 1986 - Iran-Contra Affair: National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary start to shred documents implicating them in the sale of weapons to Iran and channeling the proceeds to help fund the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

● 1987 - Cuban prisoners at a detention center in Oakdale, Louisiana riot and take control when the U.S. announces reactivation of a 1984 agreement allowing Cuba to take back 2,000 "undesirables" in the U.S. A federal prison in Atlanta was commandeered two days later. The Oakdale standoff ended November 29 with release of hostages; the Atlanta crisis was resolved December 4 after the government agreed to grant a fair review of each Cuban's case.

● 1989 - Czechoslovakia - One million demonstrators over next week; movement becomes general strike.

● 1989 - The proceedings of Britain's House of Commons were televised live for the first time.

● 1990 - Charter of Paris for a New Europe refocusses the efforts of the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europeon post-Cold War issues. The successor to the Family Computer; the Super Famicom was released in Japan.

● 1990 - U.S. junk bond king Michael Milken sentenced to 10 years for tax fraud. Resurfaces by end of decade promoting grand new schemes for privatizing education. Hey, if you can't fool the adults...

● 1991 - The U.N. Security Council chose Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt to be secretary-general.

● 1991 - "The Apple of God's Eye", an undercover investigative journalism piece exposing the fundraising practices of American televangelist Robert Tilton, airs on ABC's Primetime Live newsmagazine show for the first time.

● 1992 - U.S. Senator Bob Packwood, issued an apology but refused to discuss allegations that he'd made unwelcome sexual advances toward 10 women in past years.

● 1993 - Congress passes North American Free Trade Agreement. Pres. Clinton signs immediately so that the treaty can take effect by the new year.

● 1993 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted against making the District of Columbia the 51st state.

● 1994 - NATO warplanes bombed an air base in Serb-held Croatia that was being used by Serb planes to raid the Bosnian "safe area" of Bihac.

● 1995 - The Dayton Peace Agreement was initialed in the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, ending three and a half years of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to be enforced by 60,000 NATO troops.. The agreement was formally ratified in Paris, on December 14 that same year.

● 1995 - Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.

● 1995 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 5,000 (5,023.55) for the first time.

● 1995 - France detonated its fourth underground nuclear blast at a test site in the South Pacific.

● 1999 - China announced that it had test-launched an unmanned space capsule that was designed for manned spaceflight.

● 2000 - The Florida Supreme Court granted Al Gore's request to keep the presidential recounts going.

● 2001 - Ottilie Lundgren, a 94-year-old resident of Oxford, Conn., died of inhalation anthrax. The source of the anthrax has never been determined.

● 2001 - Microsoft Corp. proposed giving $1 billion in computers, software, training and cash to more than 12,500 of the poorest schools in the U.S. The offer was intended as part of a deal to settle most of the company's private antitrust lawsuits.

● 2002 - NATO sought to expand its membership into the borders of the former Soviet Union as it invited seven former communist countries to join the alliance: Slovenia, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria.

● 2004 - The second round of the Ukrainian presidential election is held, unleashing massive protests and controversy with regards to the election's integrity.

● 2004 - The island of Dominica is hit by its most destructive earthquake in history; the northern half of the island receives the most damage, especially in the town of Portsmouth. It is also felt in neighbouring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed as a result.

● 2004 - The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq's external debt. ● 2004 - Donald Trump's casino empire filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

● 2004 - The NBA suspended Indiana's Ron Artest for the rest of the season following a brawl in the stands during a game against the Detroit Pistons.

● 2005 - General Motors Corp. announced it would close 12 facilities and lay off 30,000 workers in North America.

● 2005 - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon broke away from the hardline Likud with the intention of forming a new party.


● 1495 - John Bale, English churchman (d. 1563)

● 1567 - Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (d. 1621)

● 1692 - Carlo Innocenzio Maria Frugoni, Italian poet (d. 1768)

● 1694 - Voltaire, French philosopher (d. 1778)

● 1761 - Dorothy Jordan, British actress (d. 1816)

● 1768 - Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher, German theologian (d. 1834)

● 1785 - William Beaumont, American army surgeon (d. 1853)

● 1787 - Sir Samuel Cunard, Canadian-born shipping magnate (d. 1865)

● 1834 - Hetty Green, American financier (d. 1916)

● 1835 - Hetty Green, American businesswoman (d. 1916)

● 1854 - Pope Benedict XV (d. 1922)

● 1860 - Tom Horn, American gunman (d. 1903)

● 1870 - Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (d. 1964)

● 1878 - Gustav Radbruch, German law professor (d. 1949)

● 1886 - Sir Harold Nicolson, British author and diplomat (d. 1968)

● 1898 - René Magritte, Belgian painter (d. 1967)

● 1902 - Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (d. 1985)

● 1904 - Coleman Hawkins, pioneering American jazz saxophonist (d. 1969)

● 1908 - Elizabeth George Speare, American author (d. 1994)

● 1912 - Eleanor Powell, American actress and dancer (d. 1983)

● 1913 - Roy Boulting, British film director (d. 2001)

● 1916 - Sid Luckman, American football player and coach (d. 1998)

● 1920 - Stan Musial, baseball player and Hall of Fame member

● 1921 - Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer (d. 1996)

● 1922 - Abe Lemons, American basketball coach

● 1931 - Revaz Dogonadze, Georgian scientist (d. 1985)

● 1931 - Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer (d. 2003)

● 1933 - Jean Shepard, Country singer

● 1933 - Joseph Campanella, American actor

● 1934 - Laurence Luckinbill, Actor

● 1935 - Fairuz, Lebanese diva

● 1936 - Victor Chang, Australian physician

● 1937 - Marlo Thomas, American actress (''That Girl'')

● 1939 - Rick Lenz, Actor

● 1939 - Mulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician

● 1940 - Dr. John, American musician

● 1940 - Natalia Makarova, Ballet dancer

● 1940 - Richard Marcinko, American author

● 1941 - İdil Biret, Turkish pianist

● 1941 - Juliet Mills, British actress

● 1942 - Afa Anoa'i, Samoan/American wrestler

● 1943 - Viktor Sidjak, Russian fencer

● 1943 - Phil Bredesen, Governor of Tennessee

● 1943 - Larry Mahan, American rodeo cowboy

● 1944 - Marcy Carsey, TV producer

● 1944 - Richard Durbin, U.S. senator, D-Ill.

● 1944 - Earl Monroe, American basketball player and Hall of Fame member

● 1944 - Harold Ramis, American writer, director and actor

● 1945 - Goldie Hawn, American actress

● 1946 - Andrew Davis, Director

● 1948 - Lonnie Jordan, Rock musician (War)

● 1950 - Livingston Taylor, Singer

● 1950 - Alberto Juantorena, Cuban athlete

● 1952 - Lorna Luft, Actress

● 1956 - Cherry Jones, Actress

● 1956 - Ed Kaz, American journalist

● 1960 - Brian Ritchie, Rock musician (Violent Femmes)

● 1962 - Steven Curtis Chapman, American gospel musician

● 1963 - Nicollette Sheridan, British actress ("Desperate Housewives")

● 1964 - Shane Douglas, American wrestler

● 1965 - Björk, Icelandic singer-actress

● 1965 - Alexander Siddig, British actor

● 1966 - Troy Aikman, American football player and sportscaster, Hiesman trophy winner and Hall of Fame member

● 1967 - Tripp Cromer, baseball player

● 1968 - Chauncey Hannibal, R&B singer (BLACKstreet)

● 1968 - Alex James, Rock musician (Blur)

● 1969 - Ken Griffey, Jr., baseball player

● 1971 - Pretty Lou, Rapper (Lost Boyz)

● 1971 - Michael Strahan, American football player

● 1972 - David Tua, Samoan boxer

● 1973 - Brooke Kerr, American actress

● 1973 - Ines Sastre, Spanish model and actress

● 1974 - Kelsi Osborn, Country singer (SHeDAISY)

● 1975 - Chris Moneymaker, American poker player

● 1976 - Dasha, Czech porn star

● 1977 - Tobias Sammet, German singer (Edguy)

● 1979 - Alex Tanguay, Canadian hockey player

● 1979 - Kim Dong Wan, Singer in the Korean group Shinhwa

● 1980 - Hank Blalock, baseball player

● 1980 - Leonardo González, Costa Rican footballer

● 1981 - Piet Rinke, Zimbabwean cricketer

● 1982 - Ryan Starr, American singer

● 1984 - Jena Malone, American actress


● 479 - Chinese philosopher Confucius

● 496 - Pope Gelasius I

● 1361 - Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (plague) (b. 1346)

● 1555 - Georg Agricola, German scientist (b. 1490)

● 1566 - Annibale Caro, Italian poet (b. 1507

● 1579 - Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier

● 1652 - Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (b. 1585)

● 1695 - Henry Purcell, English composer

● 1775 - John Hill, British writer

● 1811 - Heinrich von Kleist, German writer (b. 1777)

● 1844 - Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (b. 1769)

● 1881 - Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (b. 1794)

● 1899 - Garret Hobart, Vice President of the United States (b. 1844)

● 1916 - Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria (b. 1830)

● 1941 - Henrietta Vinton Davis American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator, public speaker (b. 1860).

● 1942 - Leopold Graf Berchtold, Austro-Hungarian foreign minister (b. 1863)

● 1945 - Robert Benchley, American writer and actor (b. 1889)

● 1953 - Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1893)

● 1957 - Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (b. 1873)

● 1958 - Mel Ott, baseball player (b. 1909)

● 1959 - Max Baer, American boxer (b. 1909)

● 1969 - Mutesa II of Buganda, President of Uganda (1924)

● 1970 - Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

● 1974 - John B. Gambling, American radio talk show host (b. 1897)

● 1974 - Frank Martin, Swiss composer (b. 1890)

● 1982 - John Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate [[b. 1894)

● 1988 - Carl Hubbell, baseball player (b. 1903)

● 1990 - Dean Hart, wrestler (b. 1954)

● 1991 - Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (b. 1907)

● 1993 - Bill Bixby, American actor and director (b. 1934)

● 1995 - Peter Grant, British rock manager, actor (Led Zeppelin,Bad Company) (b. 1935)

● 1995 - Noel Jones, British diplomat (b. 1940)

● 1996 - Abdus Salam, Pakistani physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)

● 1999 - Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor. (b. 1908)

● 2000 - Emil Zátopek, Czech athlete (b. 1922)

● 2001 - Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Al-Haj, King of Malaysia (b. 1926)

● 2002 - Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)

● 2005 - Alfred Anderson, last British World War I veteran (b. 1896)


● Roman Catholic:
● Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
● St. Gelasius
● St. Albert of Louvain
● St. Amelberga
● St. Digain
● St. Heliodorus
● St. Hilary
● St. Rufus of Rome
● St. Maurus

● Russian Orthodox Christian Menaion Calendar for November 8 (Civil Date: November 21)
● Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Powers:
● Archangel Gabriel
● Archangel Raphael Uriel
● Archangel Salaphiel
● Archangel Jegudiel
● and Archangel Barachiel
● Righteous Martha, Princess of Pskov.
● New Martyr Michael the Blessed of Chernigov (1922).
● Repose of Metropolitan Philaret of NYC (1985).

● Bangladesh - Armed Forces Day in Bangladesh

● World Television Day

● World Hello Day

● North Carolina : Ratification Day (1789)

● This Holiday is only applicable on a given "day of the week"
● US : National Children's Book Week Begins ( Monday )

Click on this LINK to see original Wikipedia list with many having links with details.

Additional facts taken from:

On this day in the New York Times

The BBC’s Take on the day

On This Day Website

Geov Parrish's this Day in Radical History, things that happened on this day that you never had to memorize in school.

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