Monthly Archives: November 2013

It happened on this day…November 17th

On this day in 1913 – The first ship sailed through the Panama Canal. Advertisements

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It happened on this day…November 16th

On this day in 1676 – The first U.S. prison was established, on Nantucket island.

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It Happened On This Day…November 15th

On this day in 1982 my sister gave birth to one of the greatest gifts this family ever received…my incredible nephew Jared Arthur.  Not only is he a wonderful son, grandson, nephew, brother, cousin…he is an exceptionally kind, loving and … Continue reading

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It happened on this day…November 15th

On this day in 1939 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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It happened on this day…November 14th

On this day in 1889 – Newspaper reporter Nellie Bly set off to attempt to break Jules Verne’s imaginary hero Phileas Fogg’s record of voyaging around the world in 80 days. She beat the record, needing just over 72 days for the trip.

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It happened on this day…November 13th

On this day in 1940 – “Fantasia,” the Walt Disney animated movie, premiered in New York

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It happened on this day…November 12th

On this day in 1954 – Ellis Island closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants since opening in the New York Harbor in 1892.

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