Monthly Archives: November 2015

It happened on this day…November 27th

On this day in 1779 – The College of Philadelphia, considered a Royalist institution, was converted into the University of the State of Pennsylvania, thus creating both America’s first state school and first official university. In 1791, the school became a privately endowed institution … Continue reading

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It happened on this day…November 28th

On this day in 1963 – Cape Canaveral, Florida, was renamed Cape Kennedy

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It happened on this day…November 26th

On this day in 2000 – Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified George W. Bush the winner over Al Gore in the state’s presidential balloting by 537 votes.

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It happened on this day…November 25th

On this day in 1963 – Assassinated President John F. Kennedy was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.

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It happened on this day…November 24th

On this day in 1971 – Hijacker D.B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 over Washington state with $200,000 in ransom. He was never found.

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It happened on this day…November 23rd

On this day in 1909 – The Wright brothers formed a corporation for the commercial manufacture of their airplanes.

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It happened on this day…November 22nd

On this day in 1963 – President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, shot to death while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald, suspected of assassinating the president, was arrested. Lyndon B. Johnson becomes the 36th President of the United States of America.

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