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North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Dies at Age 69 [VIDEO]

Kim Jong Il, the eccentric leader of North Korea since 1994, has died at the age of 69.

North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency reported that after “great mental and physical strain,” he passed away of a heart attack at 8:30 a.m. Saturday while on a train during a “field guidance tour.”

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Proposed Skyscrapers in South Korea May Stir Up Painful Memories of 9/11 [PHOTO]

A Dutch architectural firm is under fire after releasing a mock-up of two proposed buildings in Seoul, South Korea that look eerily like New York City’s Twin Towers just after hijackers flew planes into them on 9/11.

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Prince William to the Rescue! Sailors Saved by Lt. William Wales

The dashing Prince William added to his allure on Sunday when he was part of a four-man team that rescued a pair of Russian sailors whose cargo ship sank in the Irish Sea off the coast of North Wales.

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This Day in History for November 13 – Vietnam Veterans 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)

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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)

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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 6 – Abraham Lincoln Elected and More

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

1860 – Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States (More info)

1913 – Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa (More info)

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This Day in History for November 5 – Writers Guild Strikes 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 US patent for a gas-powered automobile (More info)

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And You Think You Had A Rough Day At The Office? [VIDEO]

So you think you had a rough day at the office?  Think about the pilot and crew of the Boeing 767 making a landing in Warsaw Poland.   Once you watch the video, you might rethink how bad your day was. 

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Baby Born in Philippines Declared World’s Seven Billionth Person

Danica May Camacho was born in Manila, Philippines just before midnight on Sunday, weighing five-and-a-half pounds.

But a much larger number will always be associated with the baby girl, as the UN has declared her the world’s seven billionth person.

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This Day in History for October 30 – Mussolini Rises to Power and More

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

1534 – The English parliament passes the Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church (More info)

1922 – Benito Mussolini becomes Prime Minister of Italy (More info)

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This Day in History for October 29 – Great Depression Begins and More

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

1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of ’29 or “Black Tuesday,” ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression (More info)

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