November 28, 1963 – “I want to hold your hand”

November 28, 2012

“I want to hold your hand” sells a million copies in advance in UK By Carl Stieren

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November 27, 1961 – Gordie Howe’s 1,000th

November 27, 2012

Gordie Howe becomes first hockey player to play in 1,000 NHL games By Carl Stieren In Canada, you know someone is a truly great hockey player when he gets a new name. Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens, who retired on Sept. 15, 1960 after scoring 544 goals during his career, became known as “The […]

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November 26, 1969 – Lottery for the draft

November 26, 2012

Draft lottery law signed by President Richard Nixon By Carl Stieren The legislation changing the unpopular U.S. military draft to a lottery was signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon on Nov. 26, 1969. The legislation for a lottery replaced the arbitrary call-up of young men 18 years of age and older for a […]

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November 25, 1960 – Harvest of Shame

November 26, 2012

Harvest of Shame exposes starvation wages of migrants By Carl Stieren Just after Thanksgiving, on Nov. 25, 1960, the new television series CBS Reports, successor to Edward R. Murrow’s See It Now broadcast the documentary, Harvest of Shame, portraying America’s two to three million migrant workers. In Florida, African-Americans were jammed into the backs of […]

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November 24, 1963 – Oswald shot dead

November 25, 2012

Lee Harvey Oswald shot dead on TV By Carl Stieren Lee Harvey Oswald – the chief suspect in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination – was shot dead by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner. Rubys’s guilt was doubted by almost no one: his act was captured and broadcast live by NBC Television’s cameras on November […]

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November 23, 1963 – Beatles’ “I feel fine”

November 23, 2012

Beatles release “I Feel Fine” By Carl Stieren On Nov. 23, 1964, the Beatles released their hit single, “I Feel Fine.” Most of the song was written by John Lennon (credited to John Lennon and Paul McCartney) during their recording session for “Eight Days a Week.” Although “Eight Days a Week” was supposed to be […]

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November 22, 1963 – JFK killed in Dallas

November 20, 2012

President John F. Kennedy is shot By Carl Stieren On November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas, Texas. Everyone over the age of four who was alive that day remembers where they were when they heard the news. On that day, as a student at Swarthmore College, I was the timekeeper for […]

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November 21, 1969 – Arpanet is permanent

November 20, 2012

ARPANET, forerunner of the internet, becomes permanent By Carl Stieren On November 21, 1969, ARPANET established its first permanent link. Short for the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, ARPANET was a computer network connecting American universities with defense research programs and their funder, the Pentagon. The network’s first link was established between the University of […]

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November 20, 1966 – “Cabaret” opens

November 20, 2012

Cabaret opens on Broadway   By Carl Stieren On November 20, 1966, the Broadway musical Cabaret opened at the Broadhurst Theatre. It ran for 1,165 performances, moving to Broadway Theatre before it closed on September 6, 1969. The musical won the prestigious 1967 New York Drama Critics’ Circle award for best musical. That same year […]

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November 19, 1962 – Castro OKs missile removal

November 19, 2012

Fidel Castro agrees to the removal of Soviet missiles   On November 19, 1962, according to historyorb.com, Fidel Castro accepted the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba. This fact is one piece in the puzzle of what really happened to end the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. There were two other facts that remained hidden […]

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