Monthly Archives: November 2013

It happened on this day…November 11th

On this day in 1939 – Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” on the radio.  Today “God Bless America” is well known as a semi-official national anthem, but it was 22 years old before it was first heard in public. Irving Berlin … Continue reading

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It happened on this day…November 10th

On this day in 1969 – “Sesame Street” debuted on PBS television

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It happened on this day…November 9th

On this day in 1989 – East Germany opened it borders to West Germany and allowed thousands of its citizens to pass freely through the Berlin Wall. The next day, East German troops began dismantling the wall, and less than a year later, East Germany and West Germany were formally reunited.

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It happened on this day…November 8th

On this day in 1793 – The Louvre opened as a museum in Paris, though only part of the collection could be viewed.

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It happened on this day…November 7th

On this day in 2000 – Republican George W. Bush president won over incumbent Democratic Vice President Al Gore in the U.S. presidential election, but the results were not finalized for more than a month because of a dispute over votes in Florida.

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It happened on this day…November 6th

On this day in 1860 – Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates and became 16th President of the United States of America; he was the first Republican president.  After Abraham Lincoln was elected, he wrote to Vice President Hannibal Hamlin, suggesting that it might be … Continue reading

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It happened on this day…November 5th

On this day in 1872 – Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in a presidential election.

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