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This Day in History for November 14 — Booker T. Washington Dies, and More

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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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Ellis Island 1902
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This Day in History for November 12 — Ellis Island Closes, and More

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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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Berlin Wall Opens 1989
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This Day in History for November 9 — Opening of the Berlin Wall, and More

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1620: Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts (more info)

1906; Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first sitting U.S. president to make an official trip outside the country, traveling

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

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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 5 — Susan B. Anthony Becomes First Female Voter, and More

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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 U.S. patent for a gas-powered automobile (more info)

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This Day in History for November 3 — ‘Thriller’ Released, and More

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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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Statue of Liberty
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This Day in History for October 28 — Dedication of Statue of Liberty, and More

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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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This Day in History for October 26 — Erie Canal Opens, and More

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1825: The Erie Canal opens, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River (more info)

1881: Wyatt Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday are involved in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona (more info)

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

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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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Concorde
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This Day in History for October 24 — The Last Concorde Flight, and More

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

1929: The "Black Thursday" stock market crash occurs on the New York Stock Exchange (more info)

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This Day in History for October 23 — First Meeting of United Nations General Assembly, and More

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42 B.C.: Marcus Junius Brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the second battle of Philippi (more info)

1850: The first National Women's Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts (more info)

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This Day in History for October 22 — First American Casualties in Vietnam, and More

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1934: Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd is shot by FBI agents in a cornfield in East Liverpool, Ohio (more info)

1957: The United States suffers its first casualties in Vietnam (more info)

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