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This Day in History – November 25

On this November 25 in 1963, this President, who was assassinated three days earlier, is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. It was his son's third birthday. - This Day in History

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Lee Harvey Oswald
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This Day in History – November 24

On November 24 in 1963 at 12:20 p.m., in the basement of the Dallas police station, Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is shot to death by this man, a Dallas nightclub owner

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Ocean Liner Launched
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This Day in History – November 21

On November 21 in 1916 this ship sinks in the Aegean Sea on this day in 1916, killing 30 people. More than 1,000 others were rescued. It was the sister ship to another ocean liner that famously sank four years earlier

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This Day in History – November 20

On this day in 1923, the U.S. Patent Office grants Patent No. 1,475,074 to 46-year-old African-American inventor and newspaperman Garrett Morgan for this. Though Morgan's was not the first one, it was an important innovation nonetheless that improved traffic safety

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Abraham Lincoln
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This Day in History – November 19

On November 19 in 1863 during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln delivers one of the most memorable speeches in American history at this famous battlefield.  - This Day in History

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This Day in History – November 18

On November 18 in 1978, this man leads hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their agricultural commune in a remote part of the South American nation of Guyana. Many of his followers willingly ingested a poison-laced punch while others were forced to do so at gunpoint

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Sacremento, State Capitol of California
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This Day in History – November 17

On November 17 in 2003 this actor is sworn in as the 38th governor of California at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The actor, who became a major Hollywood star in the 1980s, defeated Governor Gray Davis in a special recall election on October 7, 2003

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This Day in History – November 14

On November 14 in 1851, this novel about the voyage of the ship Pequod, is published by Harper & Brothers in New York. The novel is now considered a great classic of American literature. Initially, though, the book was a flop. -

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Veterans Memorial
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This Day in History – November 13

On November 13 in 1982, near the end of a weeklong national salute to Americans who served, this memorial is dedicated in Washington after a march to its site by thousands of veterans of the conflict. The long-awaited memorial was inscribed with the names of the 57,939 Americans who died in the conflict, arranged in order of death, not rank, as was common in other memorials

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US Space Probe
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This Day in History – November 12

On November 12 in 1980, more than three years after its launch, this probe edges within 77,000 miles of Saturn, the second-largest planet in the solar system. The photos, beamed 950 million miles back to California, stunned scientists

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