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#190
Nov 16, 2012
 
1532 - The Incan empire fell to Spain.

1959 - Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" opened on Broadway.

1969 - Lieutenant William Calley, Jr., faced a court martial for directing his platoon in the massacre of at least 400 unarmed peasants in the Vietnamese village of My Lai.

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#191
Nov 19, 2012
 
1493 - Christopher Columbus discovered Puerto Rico on his second voyage to the New World.

1620 - The Mayflower arrived off the coast of Cape Cod.

1969 - Ford Motor Company announced it was halting production of the unpopular Edsel.

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Nov 20, 2012
 
1789 - New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights, approving 10 of the 12 amendments.

1820 - The whaler Essex, from Nantucket, Massachusetts, was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale near the western coast of South America. It was the first American vessel sunk by a whale.

1974 - The United States filed an antitrust suit to break up AT&T.

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#193
Nov 21, 2012
 
1877 - Thomas Edison announced his invention of the phonograph.

1953 - The discovery of the Piltdown Man skull by Charles Dawson in Sussex in 1912 was revealed as a hoax.

1980 - Approximately 83 million people tuned in to find out "who shot J.R." on the TV show "Dallas."

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Nov 26, 2012
 
1832 - Public streetcar service began in New York City.

1922 - British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first to enter King Tutankhamen's tomb in over 3000 years.

1941 - President Franklin Roosevelt established the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. In 1789, President George Washington proclaimed Nov. 26 to be Thanksgiving Day. It was the first U.S. holiday by presidential proclamation. Abraham Lincoln changed it to the last Thursday in November and then Roosevelt moved it to the fourth Thursday in November.

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#195
Nov 27, 2012
 
1095 - Pope Urban II called for the first crusade to free the Holy land from Islamic occupation.

1826 - Jebediah Smith and his expedition reached San Diego, becoming the first Americans to cross the southwestern part of the U.S.

1910 - New York City's Pennsylvania Station opened.

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#196
Nov 28, 2012
 
1868 - Mt. Etna in Sicily violently erupted.

1925 - The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut from Nashville, then called WSM Barn Dance.

1963 - Cape Canaveral, Florida, was renamed Cape Kennedy.
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Nov 28, 2012
 
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#198
Nov 29, 2012
 
1947 - The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between Arabs and Jews and the creation of an independent Jewish state.

1961 - NASA launched a chimpanzee named Enos into orbit around the Earth in Mercury-Atlas 5.

1999 - Protestant and Catholic adversaries formed a Northern Ireland government.

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#199
Nov 30, 2012
 
1782 - The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.

1982: Michael Jackson's "Thriller," which would go on to become the best-selling album of all time, is released.

2001: Gary Ridgway, aka The Green River Killer, is arrested in Renton, Wash.

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Dec 3, 2012
 
1961 - At the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Henri Matisse's painting "Le Bateau," which had been hung upside-down for 46 days, was righted.

1967 - In Cape Town, South Africa, Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant, on Louis Washkanski.

1979 - Eleven people were killed and others injured in a crush of fans at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum, where The Who was performing.

1984 - One of the worst industrial disasters occurred as a pesticide plant located in the densely populated region of Bhopal in central India leaked a highly toxic cloud of methyl isocyanate into the air.

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#201
Dec 4, 2012
 
1619 - The first Thanksgiving celebration took place in America when a group landed on what became Berkeley Plantation in Virginia.

1872 - U.S. brigantine Mary Celeste was found adrift and deserted with its cargo intact, in the Atlantic Ocean between the Azores and Portugal.

1971: The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert. The incident would later be memorialized in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water."

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#202
Dec 5, 2012
 
1848- President James Polk triggered the Gold Rush of '49 by confirming that gold had been discovered in California.

1933 - Prohibition came to an end in the United States as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, repealing the 18th Amendment.

1952 - "The Abbott and Costello Show" premiered on TV.

1988 - The Reverend Jim Bakker, a popular television evangelist and founder of the PTL organization, was indicted by a federal grand jury in North Carolina on 24 counts of fraud and conspiracy.

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#203
Dec 6, 2012
 
1865 - The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The amendment abolished slavery in the U.S.

1877 - Thomas Edison demonstrated the first gramophone, with a recording of himself reciting Mary Had a Little Lamb.

1947 - Everglades National Park was dedicated by U.S. President Truman.

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#204
Dec 7, 2012
 
1941 - Japanese forces attacked the home base of the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and other British and American territories and possessions in the Pacific.

1942 - U.S. Navy launched USS New Jersey, the largest battleship ever built.

1944 - The U.S. formally announced that all six Japanese aircraft carriers involved in the attack on Pearl Harbor were sunk.

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#205
Dec 10, 2012
 
1901 - Nobel prizes were first awarded, in Oslo, Norway.

1927 - The Grand Ole Opry made its first radio broadcast from Nashville, Tennessee.

1958 - The first domestic passenger jet flight took place in the United States as a National Airlines Boeing 707 flew passengers from New York City to Miami.

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#206
Dec 11, 2012
 
1769 - Edward Beran of London patented Venetian blinds.

1941 - Germany and Italy declared war on the United States; the United States responded in kind.

1967 - The Concorde, created by the British and French and the world's first supersonic airliner, was unveiled in Toulouse, France.

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#207
Dec 12, 2012
 
1896 - Guglielmo Marconi gave the first public demonstration of radio at Toynbee Hall, London.

1899 - The golf tee was patented by George F. Grant of Boston.

1913 - The "Mona Lisa" painting, stolen in 1911 from the Louvre in Paris, was recovered in Florence, Italy.

1917 - Boys Town was founded by Father Edward Flanagan in Omaha, Nebraska.

1925 - The first motel, the "Motel Inn," opened in San Luis Obispo, California.

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#208
Dec 13, 2012
 
1962: NASA launches Relay 1, the first active repeater communications satellite in orbit. The satellite, which would provided the first television transmissions across the Pacific Ocean, is still in orbit today.

1978 - The Philadelphia Mint began stamping the Susan B. Anthony dollar.

1998 - Voters in Puerto Rico rejected U.S. statehood in a non-binding referendum.

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#209
Dec 14, 2012
 
1962: NASA's Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus.

1969: The Jackson 5 make their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1972: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final extra-vehicular activity of the Apollo 17 mission.

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