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On November eleventh, 1918,
fighting in World War One came to an end with the
signing of an armistice between the Allies and
In 1620, 41 Pilgrims aboard the
"Mayflower," anchored off Massachusetts, signed a
compact calling for a "body politick."
In 1831, former
slave Nat Turner, who'd led a violent
insurrection, was executed in Jerusalem,
Washington became the 42nd state.
In 1921, President
Harding dedicated the Tomb
of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National
In 1939, Kate
Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless
America" on network radio.
In 1965, Rhodesia
proclaimed its independence from Britain.
"Gemini 12" blasted off from Cape
Kennedy, Florida, with astronauts James A. Lovell
and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Junior aboard.
In 1972, the US
Army turned over its base at Long Bihn to the
South Vietnamese army, symbolizing the end of
direct US military involvement in the Vietnam
In 1992, the
Church of England voted to ordain women as
In 1993, a bronze
statue honoring the more than eleven-thousand
American women who'd served in the Vietnam War
was dedicated in Washington DC.
Ten years ago:
Stormie Jones, the world's first heart-liver
transplant recipient, died at a Pittsburgh
hospital at age 13.
Five years ago:
With a partial government shutdown looming,
President Clinton and Republican congressional
leaders clashed over Medicare and bickered over
who to include in compromise budget talks.
One year ago: A
car bomb ripped through a Bogota commercial
district, killing at least eight people, but
President Andres Pastrana defiantly signed
extradition orders for three suspected drug
traffickers. Sixty-seven people were killed when
an apartment building collapsed in Foggia, Italy;
an investigation blamed the collapse on cheap
materials and slipshod construction. Argentine
journalist Jacobo Timerman died in Buenos Aires
at age 76.
"If you hate a
person, you hate something in him that is part of
yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't
Herman Hesse, German novelist (1877-1962).