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This Day in History for November 15 – Jefferson Memorial Cornerstone Laid and More

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

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

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

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 less than 80 days, completing the trip in 72 day (More info)

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This Day in History for November 13 – Vietnam Veterans 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

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

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 11 – Armistice Day and More

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

1620 – The Mayflower Compact is signed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod (More info)

1831 – Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising (More info)

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This Day in History for November 10 – ‘Sesame Street’ Premieres and More

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

1775 – The United States Marine Corps is founded (More info)

1871 – Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary Dr. David Livingstone, famously greeting him with the words, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” (More info)

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This Day in History for November 9 – Berlin Wall Opens 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

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This Day in History for November 8 – JFK Elected and More

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

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 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 – Writers Guild Strikes 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 US patent for a gas-powered automobile (More info)

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This Day in History for November 4 – Iran Hostage Crisis Begins and More

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

1921 – Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo (More info)

1924 – Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected the first female governor in the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for November 3 – US Adopts Income Tax and More

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

1913 – The United States introduces an income tax (More info)

1964 – Washington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time (More info)

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