It happened on this day…November 23rd

11.23On 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

11.22On 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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It happened on this day…November 21st

11.21On this day in 1980 – Approximately 83 million people tuned in to find out “who shot J.R.” on the TV show “Dallas.”

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It happened on this day…November 20th

11.20On this day in 1947 – Britain’s future queen, Princess Elizabeth II, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, in a ceremony broadcast worldwide from Westminster Abbey.

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It happened on this day…November 19th

11.19On this day in 1954 – The first automatic toll collection machine went into effect at the Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway.

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May 25th

May 25, 2015 is Memorial Day
Today is Memorial Day. This holiday commemorates and honors all of the men and women who died while serving our country. Send a free Memorial Day eCard to friends and family to mark the occasion. Memorial Day was originally founded to honor the soldiers who gave their lives in the Civil War, but it has since been expanded to include all wars involving the United States military. It has been recognized as a federal holiday since 1971.
Traditional Memorial Day observances include visiting cemeteries and memorials as well as attending parades and dedications. A National Moment of Remembrance also occurs at 3 p.m. local time across the nation. Check out your local newspaper for events going on in your neighborhood to honor our nation’s fallen soldiers.
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer and is often celebrated with picnics, family gatherings, barbeques, weekend getaways, and sporting events. Happy Memorial Day weekend!
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It happened on this day….May 9th

5.9On this day in 1994 – Nelson Mandela was chosen to be South Africa’s first black president.

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