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This Day in History for December 4 — U.S. Joins the U.N., and More

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1875: Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison and flees the country (more info)

1918: President Woodrow Wilson sails for the World War I peace talks in Versailles, becoming the first U.S. president to travel to Europe while in office (more info)

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This Day in History for December 3 — Illinois Becomes a State, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1818: Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state (more info)

1964: Police arrest over 800 students at the University of California-Berkeley following their takeover and sit-in at the administration building to demonstrate against the regents' decision to forbid protests on U.C. property (more info)

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This Day in History for November 29 — State of Israel Formed, and More

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1929: American explorer Richard Byrd and three companions become the first to fly over the South Pole (more info)

1947: Despite strong Arab opposition, the United Nations votes for the partition of Palestine and the creation of the independent Jewish state of Israel (more info)

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This Day in History for November 25 — JFK’s Burial, and More

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1947: The "Hollywood Ten" are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios (more info)

1952: Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play 'The Mousetrap' opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, eventually becoming the longest-continuously-running play in history (more info)

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This Day in History for November 21 — We Found Out Who Shot J.R., and More

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1920: In Dublin, 31 people are killed in what became known as "Bloody Sunday" (more info)

1922: Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States senator (more info)

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This Day in History for November 20 — Nuremberg Trials Begin, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1945: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany (more info)

1947: Princess—now Queen—Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London (more info)

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This Day in History for November 19 — Reagan Meets Gorbachev, and More

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This Day in History for November 17 — Suez Canal Opens, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1869: The Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, opens in Egypt (more info)

1968: Viewers of the Raiders-Jets football game are prevented from watching its exciting finish when NBC switches its broadcast to the movie 'Heidi,' prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the U.S. (more info)

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This Day in History for November 16 — Federal Reserve Bank Opens, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1907: Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory collectively enter the United States as Oklahoma, the 46th state (more info)

1914: The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens (more info)

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This Day in History for November 15 — Cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial Laid, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1777: After 16 months of debate, the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation (more info)

1867: The first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City (more info)

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