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Post 03 Nov 2010, 04:42
Crazy isn't it? To be honest, I didn't know either.
Post 03 Nov 2010, 04:56
I believe it had been first publicly endorsed by Ted Kennedy (I could be wrong). It had definitely been getting some major play as an issue. I think that Reagan passed it into law as a conciliatory (and condescending) move to "quiet down the restless natives". Remember, this was only a few years after the MOVE fiasco.
Post 03 Nov 2010, 05:11
Well that would make a lot more sense.
Post 05 Nov 2010, 15:57
1605-Guy Fawkes and co-conspirators attempt to blow up the houses of Parliament in the Gunpowder plot. Remember Remember the 5th of November.
Post 06 Nov 2010, 09:38
November 6

1941 – World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addresses the Soviet Union for only the second time during his three-decade rule. He states that even though 350,000 troops were killed in German attacks so far, the Germans had lost 4.5 million soldiers and that Soviet victory was near.

1943 – World War II: the Soviet Red Army recaptures Kiev. Before withdrawing, the Germans destroy most of the city's ancient buildings.

1963 – Vietnam War: Following the November 1 coup and execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem, coup leader General Duong Van Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam.

1965 – Cuba and the United States formally agree to begin an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States. By 1971, 250,000 Cubans made use of this program.

1985 – The Iran-Contra Affair: The American press reveals that U.S. President Ronald Reagan had authorized the shipment of arms to Iran.
Post 07 Nov 2010, 17:42
Really I'm going to be the one who has to say it? Ok then:
1917-Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks take Petrograd begin the creation of the Soviet Union.
Post 11 Nov 2010, 13:50
November 11

1918 - World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiègne in France. The war officially ends at 11:00 (The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month) and this is annually honoured with a two-minute silence.

1965 - In Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe), the white-minority government of Ian Smith unilaterally declares independence.

1975 - Independence of Angola.
Post 16 Nov 2010, 04:20
I almost hate to say it but...

November 11

1887- The Haymarket Martyrs are executed. Although I always think calling them "martyrs" is a bit of a stretch.
Post 17 Nov 2010, 23:44
November 17
1869- The Suez canal is opened up in Egypt.
1970- The Soviets landed on the moon. Well, an unmanned vehicle anyway.
2003- California gets "Terminated".
Post 18 Nov 2010, 00:37
I remember Gray Davis doing a slew of "Aw, Shucks" post-termination commercials for various products. One may have even been an insurance company (oh, the irony!).
Post 18 Nov 2010, 01:33
It was a bad joke, I'll admit, but the event I was refering to was Arnold Schartzenegger's swearing in as Governor.
Post 18 Nov 2010, 20:12
November 18th

1976- The dictatorship in Spain is officially dissolved.
1936- Ironically enough, the dictatorship is offically recognized by Germany and Italy on the same day 40 years ago.
1987- The report of the Iran-Contra affair is issued, placing the blame on Reagan's head.
1903- The US is granted the right to build the Panama Canal
Post 22 Nov 2010, 05:40
November 22nd

Events of Interest

1864: Sherman's March to the Sea. And so begins a long period of anger from the region.
1963: President Kennedy is assassinated while the Texas governor Connally is wounded. LBJ is sworn in as president. Conspiracy theories abound.

Also one I found amusing in a dark way:

2002: 100 people killed in Nigeria in an attack meant to target contestants of the Miss World event.

I also saw that Jack London and Aldous Huxley died on this day, in 1916 and 1963 respectively.
Post 22 Nov 2010, 05:47
C.S. Lewis, Aldous Huxley, and John F. Kennedy all died on the same day, 22 Nov. 1963.
Post 23 Nov 2010, 02:59
Order227 wrote:
C.S. Lewis, Aldous Huxley, and John F. Kennedy all died on the same day, 22 Nov. 1963.

Interesting indeed.
Post 23 Nov 2010, 20:40
November 23rd

1971- The PRC gets a seat on the UN Security Council.
1981- The CIA is officially given permission to estalish the Contras.
Post 23 Nov 2010, 21:05
Doctor Who debuted in the UK on November 23, 1963. Also, tomorrow is the 47th anniversary of the "patsy" Oswald getting taken out by New Orleans red light entrepeneur Jack Ruby.
Post 23 Nov 2010, 21:24
Order227 wrote:
Doctor Who debuted in the UK on November 23, 1963

Post 23 Nov 2010, 22:52
And I thought nothing exciting happened today.

BTW, nice avatar, kraken. I'm glad I'm not the only one here who watched Rocket Power.
Post 24 Nov 2010, 03:29
Why are you glad? Rocket Power sucked even when I was a kid.
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