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This Day In History
1986 NASA launches space vehicle S-199
1985 Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000
1983 "Alvin" Junior Samples country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 56
1982 Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim fatally injured when KOed by Ray Mancini
1979 Ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for President
1978 NASA launches HEAO
1974 Karen Silkwood killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances
1971 Mariner 9, first to orbit another planet (Mars)
1970 VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs"
1970 Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following military coup
1970 Cyclone kills estimated 300,000 in Chittagong Bangladesh
1965 Warrant Officer KA Wheatley, Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV), awarded posthumously the first Victoria Cross won in Vietnam
1965 The cruise ship "Yarmouth Castle" burns and sinks off Bahamas, killing 89
1960 Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude Spain)
1956 Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses
1946 The first artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA
1941 British aircraft carrier "Ark Royal" sank in Mediterranean
1937 NBC forms 1st full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio
1931 Hattie Caraway (D-AK) appointed 1st US woman senator
1927 NY-NJ Holland Tunnel, first twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
1921 US, France, Japan &British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
1909 259 miners die in a fire at St Paul Mine at Cherry Ill
1907 French cyclist Paul Cornu flies a twin rotor helicopter
1895 The first shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii
1868 Gioacchino (Antonio) Rossini composer (Barber of Seville), dies at 76
1865 US issues 1st gold certificates
1854 The ship "New Era" sinks off NJ coast with loss of 300
1849 Peter Burnett elected 1st governor of California
1843 Mt Rainier in Washington State erupts
1830 Oliver Wendell Holmes publishes "Old Ironsides"
1789 Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death &taxes"
1775 American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal
1093 Scotland's Malcolm III MacDuncan and his eldest son Edward are entrapped and killed November 13 at a place that will be called Malcolm's Cross Malcolm has been laying siege to Alnwick in an invasion of England, his wife Margaret dies 4 days later, and he is succeeded by his brother Donald Bane, who will reign until 1097
1002 English king Ethelred II launches massacre of Danish settlers



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