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This Day in History for December 5 — End of Prohibition, and More
This Day in History for December 5 — End of Prohibition, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1848: In a message before Congress, President James K. Polk sparks the Gold Rush when he confirms that large amounts of the precious metal had been discovered in California (more info) 1933: The 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, bringing an end to the prohibition of alcohol in America (more info) Re
This Day in History for December 4 — U.S. Joins the U.N., and More
This Day in History for December 4 — U.S. Joins the U.N., and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 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)
This Day in History for December 3 — Illinois Becomes a State, and More
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)
This Day in History for November 29 — State of Israel Formed, and More
This Day in History for November 29 — State of Israel Formed, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 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)
This Day in History for November 25 — JFK’s Burial, and More
This Day in History for November 25 — JFK’s Burial, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 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)
This Day in History for November 17 — Suez Canal Opens, and More
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) Read Mo
This Day in History for November 14 — Booker T. Washington Dies, and More
This Day in History for November 14 — Booker T. Washington Dies, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1882: Billy the Kid is killed in a shootout in Tombstone, Arizona (more info) 1889: Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly—aka Elizabeth Cochrane—begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in fewer than 80 days, completing the trip in 72 days (more info)
This Day in History for November 13 — Vietnam Memorial Dedicated, and More
This Day in History for November 13 — Vietnam Memorial Dedicated, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1841: James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnotism (more info) 1927: The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River car tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City (more info)
This Day in History for November 12 — Ellis Island Closes, and More
This Day in History for November 12 — Ellis Island Closes, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1927: Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin in undisputed control of the Soviet Union (more info) 1954: Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892 (more info)
This Day in History for November 9 — Opening of the Berlin Wall, and More
This Day in History for November 9 — Opening of the Berlin Wall, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1620: Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts (more info) 1906; Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first sitting U.S. president to make an official trip outside the country, traveling to inspect progress on the Panama Canal (more info) 1965: A switch at a station near Niagara Falls fails, plung
This Day in History for November 5 — Susan B. Anthony Becomes First Female Voter, and More
This Day in History for November 5 — Susan B. Anthony Becomes First Female Voter, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1872: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time and is later fined $100 (more info) 1895: George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for a gas-powered automobile (more info)
This Day in History for November 3 — ‘Thriller’ Released, and More
This Day in History for November 3 — ‘Thriller’ Released, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1981: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapons reductions in Europe (more info) 1982: Michael Jackson's 'Thriller,' the best-selling album of all time, is released (more info)

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