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This Day in History for December 1 — Rosa Parks Arrested, and More

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

1824: Congress acts to decide a presidential election for the first time in history, giving the presidency to John Quincy Adams (more info)

1913: The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line, reducing the time needed to build a car from 12 hours to just under three (more info)

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This Day in History for November 30 — ‘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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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)

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This Day in History for November 28 — Magellan Reaches Pacific Ocean, and More

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

1520: Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Pacific Ocean with three ships, becoming the first European to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific (more info)

1895: Frank Duryea wins the first motor-car race in the United States (more info)

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This Day in History for November 27 — First Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and More

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

1095: Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont (more info)

1895: At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies (more info)

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

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

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

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

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Suez Canal
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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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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)

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