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Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million
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49 BC - Julius Caesar's general Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Publius Attius Varus and King Juba of Numidia. Curio commits suicide to avoid capture.
79 - Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die
410 - Rome overrun by Visigoths, symbolized fall of Western Roman Empire
1200 - John of England, famous for issuing the first Magna Carta, married Isabella of Angouleme at the Bordeaux Cathedral.
1215 - Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid
1217 - Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France
1349 - 6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz
1349 - Jews of Cologne Germany set themselves on fire to avoid baptism
1391 - Jews of Palma Majorca massacred
1456 - The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
1511 - Portugese troops under Afonso the Albuquerque occupy Malakka
1511 - Alfonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca.
1516 - Battle at Aleppo: Turks beat Syria
1542 - Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain
1561 - Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon
1572 - King Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants
1608 - 1st English convoy lands at Surat India
1654 - Louis II Condé disbands ends of Atrecht
1658 - Battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish
1662 - Act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer
1682 - Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn
1690 - Job Charnock founds Calcutta India
1704 - Sea battle at Malaga
1751 - Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch
1787 - Wolfgang A Mozart completes his viola sonata in A, K526
1814 - British forces captured Washington, DC, & burned down many landmarks
1816 - The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
1820 - Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal; see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century.
1826 - Netherland's South Willems Port (Bosch-Luik) opens
1828 - Dutch army takes Fort Du Bus in New Guinea
1831 - John Henslow asks Charles Darwin to travel with him on HMS Beagle
1833 - HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina
1847 - Charlotte Bronte finishes manuscript of "Jane Eyre"
1853 - 1st potato chips prepared by Chef George Crum (Saratoga Springs NY)
1854 - National emigration convention meets in Cleveland
1857 - The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in U.S. history.
1858 - Richmond "Daily Dispatch" reports 90 blacks arrested for learning
1869 - Cornelius Swarthout patents waffle iron
1870 - The Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.
1876 - Riot abolishes fairs in Amsterdam, 2 killed
1891 - Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera
1893 - Tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die
1904 - 24th US Mens Tennis: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (108 64 97)
1904 - Field battle at Liao-Yang-200,000 Japanese against 150,000 Russian
1905 - Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
1906 - Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
1908 - Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1908 - NY Giants scores shown on electric diamonds known as "Compton's Baseball Bulletin" at MSG
1909 - Workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal
1911 - Manuel d'Arriaga elected 1st president of Portugal
1912 - NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US olympians
1912 - Territory of Alaska organizes
1912 - US passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition govt
1914 - Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops
1914 - German troops occupy Namur Belgium
1914 - Jerome Kern & Michael E Rourles musical premieres in NYC
1918 - Chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
1918 - Sect Baker grants extended exemption to World Series players
1919 - Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning
1921 - Battle of Sakaray Valley begins between Turkey & Greece
1921 - British airship R-38 crashes in Humber, 44 die
1922 - 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)
1923 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2)
1925 - 39th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats K McKane (36 60 62)
1929 - 43rd US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe H Watson (64 62)
1929 - Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem
1929 - Turkey & Persia signs friendship treaty
1931 - France & USSR sign neutrality/no attack treaty
1932 - 1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart
1936 - Australian Antarctic Territory created
1936 - FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists & communists
1937 - Republican offensive near Belchite Spain
1937 - In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
1938 - England beat Australia by an innings & 579 runs at The Oval
1938 - Virgil Trucks strikes out his 418th batter, highest season total in organized ball-for Andalusia in an Alabama-Florida League game
1939 - Germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact
1940 - Luftwaffe bombs London
1940 - Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run
1942 - Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands
1942 - Transport nr 23 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 - Phila A's drop AL record tying 20th game in a row, win the 2nd game
1944 - Gen LeClercs troops open assault on Paris
1945 - Cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy & strike out 12
1949 - North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect
1950 - 1st US Negro delegate to UN appointed-ES Sampson
1950 - Edith Sampson named 1st black US delegate to UN
1950 - Operation Magic Carpet concludes transporting 45,000 Yemenite Jews
1951 - Bill Veeck's "Fans Managers' Night," Browns defeat A's 5-3; Browns coaches hold up placards for fans to vote on
1954 - Communist Control Act passed, at height of McCarthyism
1954 - Eisenhower signs Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party
1954 - International Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China
1954 - William Heatherton's "Reluctant Debutante," premieres in London
1956 - 1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC
1957 - British soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea
1958 - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1958 - Sergei Popov wins Stockholm marathon (2:15:17.0) (WR)
1959 - England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India
1959 - Hiram L Fong sworn in as 1st Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as 1st Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii)
1960 - -127°F (-88°C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
1960 - 60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil
1961 - Windward Islands' Airways International (Winair) forms
1961 - Former nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice (if the shoe fits...)
1962 - Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - 1st 200 meter freestyle swum under 2 minutes (Don Schollander 1:58)
1963 - John Pennel is 1st to pole-vault 17'
1964 - 2nd Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 6-4
1966 - USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon
1967 - Liberian flag designed
1968 - France became world's 5th thermonuclear power, explodes on Mururoa
1969 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Tournament of Champs Golf Tournament
1969 - Peru nationalizes US oil interests
1970 - Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison
1971 - India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms
1972 - 8th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 2-1
1972 - Dennis Amiss scores 1st one-day int century, 103 v Australia
1972 - Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame
1973 - Garry Sobers scores 26th & last Test Cricket ton 150 v Eng Lord's
1973 - John Adams & his drum - become a right-field fixture in Cleve Stadium
1974 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1975 - Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing
1975 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1975 - Papadopoulos/Pattakos/Makarezos sentenced to death in Athens
1975 - SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0
1975 - Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup
1976 - Soyuz 21 returns to Earth
1978 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1979 - Cars play concert in NY Central Park
1979 - NFL fans (60,916) choose old Patriots logo over new
1979 - UN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps
1980 - Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
1980 - Jozef Pinkovski replaces Poland premier Babiuch
1981 - American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel
1981 - Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder
1982 - KC's John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record
1983 - Cin Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745
1984 - Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver
1985 - STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather
1986 - Juli Inkster wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic
1987 - Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes
1989 - British brewery Bass buys Holiday Inn hotel chain
1989 - Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling
1989 - Voyager 2 flies past Neptune
1990 - 3,500 peacekeepers arrive in Liberia
1990 - Iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City
1991 - Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1991 - Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party
1991 - Silky Stallone, wins the Cane Pace at Yonkers Raceway
1991 - Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0
1991 - Ukraine declares independence from USSR
1992 - 1st structural steel beams are erected at Gateway (Jacobs Field)
1992 - Cleveland Browns suffer their worst preseason loss, 56-3, to Vikings
1992 - Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida; 35 die
1992 - Screw magazine superimposed a gunsight over a picture of Larry Flint
1992 - Diplomatic relations are established between the People's Republic of China and South Korea.
1993 - Mars Observer comes closest to Mars
1993 - Padres scores 14 in 1st vs Cardinals
1994 - Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m free style (14:41.66)
1994 - Kieren Perkins swims world record 800m free style (7:46.00)
1994 - Israel & PLO initialed accord giving autonomy to Palestinians in West Bank in education, health, taxation, social welfare & tourism
1995 - Fire that wipes 6,000 acres begins in Hamptons on Long Island
1995 - Windows 95 debuts
1997 - 97th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel
1997 - Colleen Wakjer wins Star Bank LPGA Classic
1997 - Gordon Spence discovers 2^2976221 - 1 (36th known Mersenne prime)
1997 - Greg Norman wins World Series of Golf shooting 273
1997 - Mark Calcavecchia wins Greater Vancouver Golf Open shooting 265
1997 - Saint Luke's Senior Golf Classic
1998 - The Netherlands is selected as the site for the trial of the two Libyan suspects of the 1988 Pan Am bombing.
1998 - First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
2000 - Argon fluorohydride, the first Argon compound ever known, is discovered at the University of Helsinki by Finnish scientists.
2001 - Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.
2004 - 89 passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions were caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya.
2006 - The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is considered a Dwarf Planet.
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2 September 1666: Great Fire of London starts at a bakery in Pudding Lane
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1796 - Jews of the Netherlands are emancipated
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 1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis
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1962: Cuban Missile Crisis

In a televised speech of extraordinary gravity, President John F. Kennedy announces that U.S. spy planes have discovered Soviet missile bases in Cuba. These missile sites-under construction but nearing completion-housed medium-range missiles capable of striking a number of major cities in the United States, including Washington, D.C. Kennedy announced that he was ordering a naval "quarantine" of Cuba to prevent Soviet ships from transporting any more offensive weapons to the island and explained that the United States would not tolerate the existence of the missile sites currently in place. The president made it clear that America would not stop short of military action to end what he called a "clandestine, reckless, and provocative threat to world peace."

What is known as the Cuban Missile Crisis actually began on October 15, 1962-the day that U.S. intelligence personnel analyzing U-2 spy plane data discovered that the Soviets were building medium-range missile sites in Cuba. The next day, President Kennedy secretly convened an emergency meeting of his senior military, political, and diplomatic advisers to discuss the ominous development. The group became known as ExCom, short for Executive Committee. After rejecting a surgical air strike against the missile sites, ExCom decided on a naval quarantine and a demand that the bases be dismantled and missiles removed. On the night of October 22, Kennedy went on national television to announce his decision. During the next six days, the crisis escalated to a breaking point as the world tottered on the brink of nuclear war between the two superpowers.

On October 23, the quarantine of Cuba began, but Kennedy decided to give Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev more time to consider the U.S. action by pulling the quarantine line back 500 miles. By October 24, Soviet ships en route to Cuba capable of carrying military cargoes appeared to have slowed down, altered, or reversed their course as they approached the quarantine, with the exception of one ship-the tanker Bucharest. At the request of more than 40 nonaligned nations, U.N. Secretary-General U Thant sent private appeals to Kennedy and Khrushchev, urging that their governments "refrain from any action that may aggravate the situation and bring with it the risk of war." At the direction of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. military forces went to DEFCON 2, the highest military alert ever reached in the postwar era, as military commanders prepared for full-scale war with the Soviet Union...."
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23 October 1295 – The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France against England is signed in Paris.
The Auld Alliance (Scots) (FrenchVieille Alliance) was an alliance between the kingdoms of Scotland and France. It played a significant role in the relations between Scotland, France and England from its beginning in 1295 until the 1560 Treaty of Edinburgh. The alliance was renewed by all the French and Scottish monarchs of that period except for Louis XI.[1] By the late 14th century, the renewal occurred regardless of whether either kingdom was involved in a conflict with England.[2]

The alliance dates from the treaty signed by John Balliol and Philip IV of France in 1295 against Edward I of England. The terms of the treaty stipulated that if either country was attacked by England, the other country would invade English territory, as became evident at the Battle of Flodden Field, 1513. The alliance played an important role in conflicts between both countries and England, such as the Wars of Scottish Independence, the Hundred Years' War, the War of the League of Cambrai and theRough Wooing.

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23 October 1707 – The first Parliament of Great Britain meets.

The Parliament of Great Britain was formed in 1707 following the ratification of the Acts of Union by both theParliament of England and Parliament of Scotland. The Acts created a new unified Kingdom of Great Britain and dissolved the separate English and Scottish parliaments in favour of a single parliament, located in the former home of the English parliament in the Palace of WestminsterLondon. It lasted nearly a century until the Acts of Union 1800merged the separate British and Irish Parliaments into a single Parliament of the United Kingdom with effect from 1 January 1801.
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1642 – Battle of Edgehill: First major battle of the First English Civil War.

The Battle of Edgehill (or Edge Hill) was the first pitched battle of the First English Civil War. It was fought near Edge Hill and Kineton in southern Warwickshire on Sunday, 23 October 1642.

All attempts at constitutional compromise between King Charles and Parliament broke down early in 1642. Both King and Parliament raised large armies to gain their way by force of arms. In October, at his temporary base near Shrewsbury, King Charles decided to march on London in order to force a decisive confrontation with Parliament's main army, commanded by the Earl of Essex.

Late on 22 October, both armies unexpectedly found the enemy to be close by. The next day, the Royalist army descended from Edge Hill to force battle. After the Parliamentary artillery opened a cannonade, the Royalists attacked. Both armies consisted mostly of inexperienced and sometimes ill-equipped troops. Many men from both sides fled or fell out to loot enemy baggage, and neither army was able to gain a decisive advantage.

After the battle, King Charles resumed his march on London, but was not strong enough to overcome the defending militia before Essex's army could reinforce them. The inconclusive result of the Battle of Edgehill prevented either faction gaining a quick victory in the war, which eventually lasted four years.

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23 October 1915 – Woman's suffrage: In New York City, 25,000-33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue to advocate their right to vote.


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Nov 1st 1512
"... The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo's finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time.

Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, was born in the small village of Caprese in 1475. The son of a government administrator, he grew up in Florence, a center of the early Renaissance movement, and became an artist's apprentice at age 13. Demonstrating obvious talent, he was taken under the wing of Lorenzo de' Medici, the ruler of the Florentine republic and a great patron of the arts. After demonstrating his mastery of sculpture in such works as the Pieta (1498) and David (1504), he was called to Rome in 1508 to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel—the chief consecrated space in the Vatican.

Michelangelo's epic ceiling frescoes, which took several years to complete, are among his most memorable works. Central in a complex system of decoration featuring numerous figures are nine panels devoted to biblical world history. The most famous of these is The Creation of Adam, a painting in which the arms of God and Adam are stretching toward each other. In 1512, Michelangelo completed the work.

After 15 years as an architect in Florence, Michelangelo returned to Rome in 1534, where he would work and live for the rest of his life. That year saw his painting of the The Last Judgment on the wall above the altar in the Sistine Chapel for Pope Paul III. The massive painting depicts Christ's damnation of sinners and blessing of the virtuous and is regarded as a masterpiece of early Mannerism.

Michelangelo worked until his death in 1564 at the age of 88. In addition to his major artistic works, he produced numerous other sculptures, frescoes, architectural designs, and drawings, many of which are unfinished and some of which are lost. In his lifetime, he was celebrated as Europe's greatest living artist, and today he is held up as one of the greatest artists of all time, as exalted in the visual arts as William Shakespeare is in literature or Ludwig van Beethoven is in music...."http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sistine-chapel-ceiling-opens-to-public



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In the face of widespread opposition in the American colonies, Parliament enacts the Stamp Act, a taxation measure designed to raise revenue for British military operations in America.

Defense of the American colonies in the French and Indian War (1754-63) and Pontiac's Rebellion (1763-64) were costly affairs for Great Britain, and Prime Minister George Grenville hoped to recover some of these costs by taxing the colonists. In 1764, the Sugar Act was enacted, putting a high duty on refined sugar. Although resented, the Sugar Act tax was hidden in the cost of import duties, and most colonists accepted it. The Stamp Act, however, was a direct tax on the colonists and led to an uproar in America over an issue that was to be a major cause of the Revolution: taxation without representation.

Passed without debate by Parliament in March 1765, the Stamp Act was designed to force colonists to use special stamped paper in the printing of newspapers, pamphlets, almanacs, and playing cards, and to have a stamp embossed on all commercial and legal papers. The stamp itself displayed an image of a Tudor rose framed by the word "America" and the French phrase Honi soit qui mal y pense—"Shame to him who thinks evil of it."

Outrage was immediate. Massachusetts politician Samuel Adams organized the secret Sons of Liberty organization to plan protests against the measure, and the Virginia legislature and other colonial assemblies passed resolutions opposing the act. In October, nine colonies sent representatives to New York to attend a Stamp Act Congress, where resolutions of "rights and grievances" were framed and sent to Parliament and King George III. Despite this opposition, the Stamp Act was enacted on November 1, 1765...."http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/parliament-enacts-the-stamp-act

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2 November 1187 – Siege of JerusalemSaladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule.
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2 Novermber 1263 – The battle of Largs is fought between Norwegians and Scots.

"The Battle of Largs was an engagement fought between the armies of Norway and Scotland near the present-day town of Largs in North Ayrshire on the Firth of Clyde in Scotland on 2 October 1263. It was the most important military engagement of the Scottish-Norwegian War. The Norwegian forces were led by king Håkon Håkonsson and the Scottish forces by king Alexander III. The result was inconclusive, but in the long term favoured the Scots..."
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6 Nov.

1528 : Cabeza de Vaca discovers Texas

1860 : Abraham Lincoln elected president

1861 : Jefferson Davis elected president of the Confederacy

1906 : Teddy Roosevelt travels to Panama

1917 : Bolsheviks revolt in Russia

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6 November 1869 – In New Brunswick, New JerseyRutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6-4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.
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7 Nov.

1861 : North and South clash at the Battle of Belmont

1885 : Canada's transcontinental railway completed

1916 : Jeannette Rankin becomes first U.S. congresswoman

1944 : FDR reelected a record third time

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7 November 1619 – Elizabeth of Scotland and England is crowned Queen of Bohemia.
"Elizabeth of Bohemia (19 August 1596 – 13 February 1662) was the eldest daughter of James VI and I, King of Scotland,England, Ireland, and Anne of Denmark. As the wife of Frederick V, Elector Palatine, she was Electress Palatine and briefly Queen of Bohemia. Due to her husband's short reign in Bohemia, Elizabeth is often referred to as the Winter Queen.

With the demise of the Stuart dynasty in 1714, her descendants, the Hanoverian rulers, succeeded to the British throne...."

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8 Nov.

1775: Washington seeks to make militias into a military.

1793: Louvre Museum opens

1864: President Lincoln is re-elected

1887: Doc Holliday dies of tuberculosis

1923: Beer Hall Putsch begins

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9 Nov.

1780 : Sumter evades Wemyss in South Carolina

1862 : Burnside assumes command of the Union Army of the Potomac

1875 : Followers of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse identified as hostile

1989 : East Germany opens the Berlin Wall

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