Post the most interesting thing that happened on this day in history

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    Nov 10

    On this day in 1969, “Sesame Street,” a pioneering TV show that would teach generations of young children the alphabet and how to count, makes its broadcast debut. “Sesame Street,” with its memorable theme song (“Can you tell me how to get/How to get to Sesame Street”), went on to become the most widely viewed children’s program in the world. It has aired in more than 120 countries.
     
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    November 11, 1918: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne.
     
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    Nov 12 1968
    US Supreme Court: Epperson v. Arkansas, court declares unconstitutional Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools :no:
     
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    Nov 14

    On this day in 1851, Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published by Harper & Brothers in New York.
     
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    Just have to say, this is a fucking cool idea for a thread. Definitely going to revisit.

    November 18th

    In 1963 the first push-button phone went into service! Exclusively rotary dial before then.

    "On 18 November 1963, after approximately three years of customer testing, the Bell System in the United States officially introduced dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) technology under its registered Touch-Tone mark. Over the next few decades touch-tone service replaced traditional pulse dialing technology and it eventually became a world-wide standard for telecommunication signaling."
     
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    A 5-year-old Cuban boy, Elian Gonzalez, is rescued by fishermen while floating in an inner tube off the Florida coast.

    I remember this, vaguely. Might not be the most interesting (JFK was Buried this day in 1963 / Lee Harvey Oswald buried as well) but it's interesting to me because of the media frenzy. Pre 24-hour news networks, this was everywhere for a good while.
     
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    It would be interesting to know what has become of him
     
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    November 25, 1813 - After the restoration of an independent government in the Netherlands, retreating Napoleonic troops start looting the town of Woerden, in the process murdering 26 people (including a several children and a pregnant woman), raping women and completely destroying houses.
     
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    November 27

    1934 Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI

    1962 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place

    1967 The Beatles release their album "Magical Mystery Tour"

    1972 Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government

    2006 The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.
     
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    November 28, 1582 - William Shakespeare trouwt met Anne Hathaway
     
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    German Beer Purity Law - November 30

    1487 The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), is promulgated by Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops
     
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    November 30

    1678 Roman Catholics banned from English parliament

    1731 Beijing hit by an earthquake; about 100,000 die

    1782 Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence

    1900 A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles

    1909 British House of Lords rejects David Lloyd George's 'People's Budget', which tried to shift tax burden to the wealthy. Leads to the Parliament Act; intent to stop unelected house overruling will of the elected house.

    1939 USSR invades Finland, bombs Helsinki

    1942 U-boats sink and damage 142 allied ships this month (877,774 tons)

    1944 Biggest & last British battleship HMS Vanguard launched

    1993 "Schindler's List", American historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg released.

    2009 Canada begins its recovery from the recession; economic growth is at 0.4% after 14 months of economic stagnation

    2016 UNESCO adds Belgian beer to its Cultural Heritage List
     
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    December 5

    1484 – Pope Innocent VIII issues the Summis desiderantes affectibus, a papal bull that deputizes Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger as inquisitors to root out alleged witchcraft in Germany.
    1492 – Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic).
    1496 – King Manuel I of Portugal issues a decree ordering the expulsion of "heretics" from the country.
     
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    December 5:
    • 1932 - Albert Einstein granted U.S. visa.
    • 1933 - U.S. Prohibition repealed.
     
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    December 6, 1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.

    1917 – Halifax Explosion: A munitions explosion near Halifax, Nova Scotia kills more than 1,900 people in the largest artificial explosion up to that time.

    343 – death of Saint Nicholas, Greek bishop and saint (b. 270)
     
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    December 11

    1969 -- Soviets declare nudity a sign of "western decadence"
     
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    December 12

    1098 – First Crusade: Siege of Ma'arrat al-Numan: Crusaders breach the town's walls and massacre about 20,000 inhabitants. After finding themselves with insufficient food, they reportedly resort to cannibalism.
    1408 – The Order of the Dragon, a monarchical chivalric order, is created by Sigismund of Luxembourg, then king of Hungary. Yes, that’s the order that Dracula and his dad were members of.
    1787 – Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the United States Constitution, five days after Delaware became the first.
     
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    December 14:


    557 – A large earthquake severely damaged the city of Constantinople.
    1287 – St. Lucia's flood: The Zuiderzee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses, killing over 50,000 people.
    1812 – The French invasion of Russia comes to an end as the remnants of the Grande Armée are expelled from Russia.
    2012 – Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: Twenty-eight people, including the gunman, are killed in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.
     

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