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This Day in History for November 8 – JFK Elected and More

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

1793 – After more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government (More info)

1895 – While experimenting with electricity, German scientist Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray (More info)

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This Day in History for November 7 – Magic Johnson’s HIV Announcement and More

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

1908 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente, Bolivia (More info)

1916 – Jeannette Rankin becomes the first woman elected to the United States Congress (More info)

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This Day in History for November 3 – US Adopts Income Tax and More

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

1913 – The United States introduces an income tax (More info)

1964 – Washington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time (More info)

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This Day in History for November 2 – Carter Elected President and More

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1936 – Italian dictator Benito Mussolini proclaims the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing the alliance of the Axis Powers (More info)

1948 – In the greatest upset in presidential election history, Democratic incumbent Harry S. Truman defeats his Republican challenger, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey (More info)

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This Day in History for October 31 – Mount Rushmore Completed and More

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

1864 – Nevada is admitted as the 36th state in the US (More info)

1926 – Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that develop after his appendix ruptures (More info)

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This Day in History for October 28 – Statue of Liberty Dedicated and More

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

1886 – In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty (More info)

1919 – The US Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January (More info)

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mtl_shag, Flickr
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This Day in History for October 27 – New York Subway Opens and More

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

1787 – The first of the Federalist Papers, which called for the ratification of the US Constitution, is published (More info)

1904 – The first underground New York City Subway line opens (More info)

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This Day in History for October 25 – Kamikaze Bombings Begin and More

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

1854 – The Charge of the Light Brigade takes place at Balaklava during the Crimean War (More info)

1944 – The Japanese deploy kamikaze suicide bombers against American warships for the first time (More info)

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This Day in History for October 24 – Last Concorde Flights and More

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

1901 – Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (More info)

1929 – “Black Thursday” stock market crash occurs on the New York Stock Exchange (More info)

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This Day in History for October 21 – Guggenheim Museum Opens and More

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

1861 – Union troops suffer a devastating defeat in the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, the second major engagement of the Civil War (More info)

1921 – President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting President against lynching in the deep south (More info)

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Do You Have an Old Person’s Name?

I just read this funny statistic that about 1 out of 10 parents regret the name they gave their child.  I find that odd, as you have months and months to carefully ponder and pick the name you want.  How can you goof that up?

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This Day in History for October 20 – McCarthyism Hits Hollywood and More

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

1944 – Two liquid gas tanks explode in Cleveland, Ohio, killing 130 people and leveling 30 city blocks (More info)

1944 – General Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines, 30 months after he declared “I shall return” (More info)

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