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Vietnam Memorial
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This Day in History for November 13 — Vietnam Memorial Dedicated, and More

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1841: James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnotism (more info)

1927: The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River car tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City (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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This Day in History for November 10 — ‘Sesame Street’ Premieres, and More

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1775: The United States Marine Corps is founded (more info)

1871: Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary Dr. David Livingstone, famously greeting him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" (more info)

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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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JFK
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This Day in History for November 8 — JFK Elected, and More

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1793: After more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government (more info)

1895: While experimenting with electricity, German scientist Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray (more info)

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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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Abraham Lincoln
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This Day in History for November 6 — Abraham Lincoln Elected, and More

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1860: Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States (more info)

1913: Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa (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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This Day in History for November 2 — Jimmy Carter Elected, and More

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1936: Italian dictator Benito Mussolini proclaims the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing the alliance of the Axis Powers (more info)

1948: In the greatest upset in presidential election history, Democratic incumbent Harry S. Truman defeats his Republican challenger, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey (more info)

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