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NM, already posted byIgnatz.

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November 19, 1969: Charles Conrad and Alan Bean become the second and third men to walk on the moon.
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November 19, 1969: Charles Conrad and Alan Bean become the second and third men to walk on the moon.
Actually they were the third and fourth. Armstrong and Aldrin were the first and second.
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November 20, 1980: Louisiana's Lake Peigneur is permanently turned from a freshwater lake to a saltwater one when Texaco accidentally drills into a salt mine below the lake.
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November 21, 1847: The steamship Phoenix catches fire on Lake Michigan. Over 200 people aboard are lost.
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November 21, 1976: the movie, Rocky, debuted.
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November 21, 1877: Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph.
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November 21, 1783: Pilâtre de Rozier & the Marquis d’Arlandes, made the first, manned, free ascent in a balloon, flying the Montgolfier Brothers built aerostat for about 5.5 miles (9 km) in approximately 25 minutes.
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November 21, 1922: Rebecca L. Felton, from Georgia, was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the US Senate.
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November 22, 1842: Mount St. Helens erupts.
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November 22, 1963: LBJ sworn in as the 36th President on Air Force One in Dallas TX with Jackie Kennedy by his side.

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Nov. 22, 1963: Aldous Huxley and C.S. Lewis, like John F. Kennedy, slip this mortal coil. May they rest in peace.
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November 22, 1987: Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
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November 23, 1992: The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, is introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas NV.
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November 23, 1992 – The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, is introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nev.
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November 23, 1953: The Kinross Air Force Base Incident. First Lieutenant Felix Moncla and Second Lieutenant Robert Wilson fly out to investigate an unexplained object over Lake Superior. Ground radar controllers watch as the pursuing aircraft closes in and seems to merge with the unidentified flying object. The Air Force jet disappears and no wreckage is ever found.

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November 23, 1963: "Doctor Who" the long-running British sci-fi series, debuts
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November 23, 1924: Edwin Hubble's discovery, that the Andromeda "nebula" is actually another island galaxy far outside of our own Milky Way, is first published in The New York Times.
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November 27, 1978: San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk are murdered by former Supervisor Dan White.
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November 27, 1835: James Pratt and John Smith are hanged in London; they are the last two to be executed for sodomy in England.
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November 29, 1949: And explosion at an East German uranium mine supposedly kills thousands according to reports published in West German and American newspapers.

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November 29, 1961: Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbits the Earth twice and splashes down off the coast of Puerto Rico.
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November 30, 1954 : The first documented case of a person being hit by a meteorite occurs when a space rock lands upon Ann Elizabeth Fowler Hodges in Alabama.
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November 30, 1982: Michael Jackson's second solo album, Thriller, is released worldwide. It will become the best-selling record album in history.

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November 30, 1965 - On this day in 1965, 32-year-old lawyer Ralph Nader published the muckraking book Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile. The book became a best-seller right away. It also prompted the passage of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, seat-belt laws in 49 states (all but New Hampshire) and a number of other road-safety initiatives. Today, Nader is perhaps best known for his role in national politics—and in particular for the controversial role he played in the 2000 presidential election—but Unsafe at Any Speed was the book that made him famous and lent credibility to his work as a consumer advocate.
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December 1, 1955: Rosa Parks is arrested after she refuses to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
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December 1, 1990: Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 meters beneath the seabed.
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December 2, 1959: The Malpasset Dam in France fails after excessive rainfall. 423 die.
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December 2, 1954: The U.S. Senate votes 65 to 22 to censure Joseph McCarthy for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute".
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December 3, 1967: In Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human (53-year-old Louis Washkansky).
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December 3, 1926: Agatha Christie disappears after kissing her daughter goodnight and driving off into the darkness. A national search ensues. Finally after 11 days, Christie is discovered living in a hotel under a false name, that of her husband's mistress.
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December 3, 1926: Agatha Christie disappears after kissing her daughter goodnight and driving off into the darkness. A national search ensues. Finally after 11 days, Christie is discovered living in a hotel under a false name, that of her husband's mistress.
There's a Straight Dope column on that.

December 3, 1586: Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia.
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December 5, 1945: 5 navy bombers carrying 14 men disappear over the Bermuda Triangle. The rescue aircraft sent out after them also disappears with its crew of 13. No traces have ever been found.
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December 5, 1952: The "Great Smog": A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution, and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow.

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December 6, 1917: The Halifax Explosion . A French ship SS Mont-Blanc, laden with explosives for the war, collides with another ship leading to the largest single manmade explosion ever prior to the development of nuclear weapons. 2000 die, 9000 are injured and much of the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia is destroyed. Because the ships burned for some time before the large detonation, many onlookers were watching unaware of the horror that was coming. Of the 9000+ injured, over 1000 were immediately blinded by the blast.
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December 5, 1933: The 21st Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment (Prohibition).

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December 7, 1930: W1XAV in Boston telecasts video from the CBS radio orchestra program, The Fox Trappers. The telecast also includes the first television commercial in the United States, an advertisement for I.J. Fox Furriers, who sponsored the radio show.
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December 9, 1967: Nicolae Ceaușescu becomes president of Romania (to be overthrown 22 years later).

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December 10, 1684: Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmond Halley.
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December 11, 1941: Germany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on the Empire of Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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December 11, 1282: After a 23-year reign, Llywelyn ab Gruffydd (Llywelyn the Last), the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells in southern Wales.

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