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Today In History - November 17
Today in History in 1558 Elizabeth I, age 42, ascends English throne upon death of her half-sister "Bloody" Mary; in 1800 Congress held 1st session in Washington D.C. in uncompleted Capitol building; and in 1855 David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Today In History - November 16
Today in History in 1965 Walt Disney launched Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow; in 1982 the Space Shuttle Columbia completed its 1st operational flight; and in 2000 Bill Clinton became the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Today In History - November 15
Today in History in 1492 Christopher Columbus notes first recorded reference to tobacco; in 1956 Elvis Presley's first film "Love Me Tender" premiered in NYC; and in 1969 Wendy’s Hamburgers opened.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Today In History - November 14
Today in History in 1900 Aaron Copland, composer of Appalachian Spring was born in Brooklyn, New York; in 1904 King C. Gillette patented the Gillette razor blade; and in 1948 Charles Philip Arthur George (Prince Charles), Prince of Wales/Duke of Cornwall was born.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Today In History - November 13
Today in History in 1843 Mt. Rainier in Washington State erupts; in 1921 "Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, was released; and in 1940 Walt Disney's "Fantasia" was released.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Today In History - November 12
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history.
Monday, November 12, 2018

Today In History - November 11
Today in History in 1918 Armistice was signed by the Allies and Germany came into effect, WW I hostilities ended at 11 a.m.; in 1939 “God Bless America was sung by Kate Smith for the first time; and in 1885 U.S. General George S. Patton was born in San Gabriel, California.
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Today In History - November 10
Today in History in 1954 the Iwo Jima Memorial was dedicated in Arlington, Virginia; and in 1982 Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Today In History - November 9
Today in History in 1906 Theodore Roosevelt was the 1st US President to visit other countries (Puerto Rico and Panama); in 1927 the Giant Panda was discovered in China; and in 1989 East Berlin opened its borders.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Today In History - November 8
Today in History the following presidents were elected: 1864 Abraham Lincoln, 2nd term; in 1904 Theodore Roosevelt; in 1932 Franklin Roosevelt; in 1960 John F. Kennedy; in 1988 George W. Bush; and in 2016 Donald. J. Trump.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Today In History - November 7
Today in History in 1820 James Monroe was re-elected as President of the United States; in 1848 Zachary Taylor was elected as the 12th President; in 1876 the Electoral College selected President Rutherford B. Hayes over Samuel J. Tilden who won the election; in 1916 Woodrow Wilson was re-elected; and in 1944 President FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Today In History - November 6
Today in History the following Presidents were elected or re-elected: 1860 Abraham Lincoln, 1888 Benjamin Harrison won on electoral votes; 1900 President William McKinley was re-elected; 1928 Herbert Hoover, 1940 Franklin Roosevelt re-elected, 1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower re-elected; 1968 Richard M. Nixon, 1984 Ronald Reagan re-elected, and in 2012 Barack Obama was re-elected.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Today In History - November 5
Today in History 1872 Ulysses S. Grant was re-elected as U.S. President; in 1912 Woodrow Wilson defeated Theodore Roosevelt and President Taft.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Today In History - November 4
Today in History the following were elected as President of the United States: James Buchanan in 1856, Grover Cleveland in 1884, Calvin Coolidge in 1924, Ronald Reagan in 1980, and Barack Obama in 2008.
Sunday, November 4, 2018

Today In History - November 3
Today in History the following Presidents were elected: 1796 John Adams, 1868 Ulysses Grant, 1896 William McKinley, 1908 William Howard Taft, 1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson, and 1992 Bill Clinton.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Today In History - November 2
Today in History the following U.S. Presidents were elected to office – in 1824 Andrew Jackson beat J.Q. Adams; in 1852 Franklin Pierce was elected; in 1880 James A. Garfield won the election; in 1948 Harry Truman was re-elected in an upset over Thomas Dewey; and in 1976 Jimmy Carter defeated Gerald Ford.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Today In History - November 1
Today in History in 835 All Saints Day was made compulsory by Pope Gregory IV throughout Frankish Kingdom; and in 1800 John Adams becomes the first U.S. President to live in the White House.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Today In History - October 31
Today in History in 1860 founder of the Girl Scouts of America,  Juliette Gordon Low was born in Savannah, Georgia; and in 1917 the “last successful cavalry charge in history” happened at the Battle of Beersheba in Southern Palestine during World War I.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Today In History - October 30
Today in History in 1735 future 2nd President of the United States (1797-1801) John Adams was born in Braintree (Quincy) Massachusetts; and in 1938 Orson Welles panics the USA with the broadcast of HG Welles' "War of the Worlds".
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Today In History - October 29
Today in History in 1929 the Stock Market crashed triggering the Great Depression; and in 1945 the first ball point pen went on sale 57 years after it was patented.
Monday, October 29, 2018

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