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    Today is Friday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2019. There are 53 days left in the year.

    In 1923, Adolf Hitler launched his first attempt at seizing power in Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came to be known as the “Beer-Hall Putsch.“

    In 1950, during the Korean War, the first jet-plane battle took place as U.S. Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown shot down a North Korean MiG-15.

    In 1974, a federal judge in Cleveland dismissed charges against eight Ohio National Guardsmen accused of violating the civil rights of students who were killed or wounded in the 1970 Kent State shootings.

    In 2004, after a decade, the U.S. dollar was eliminated from circulation in Cuba.

    Five years ago: Two Americans held by North Korea, Matthew Miller of Bakersfield, California, and Kenneth Bae of Lynnwood, Washington, were released into the custody of James Clapper, the director of U.S. national intelligence.
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    Today is Saturday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2019. There are 53 days left in the year.

    On Nov. 9, 1938, Nazis looted and burned synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in a pogrom or deliberate persecution that became known as “Kristallnacht.”

    In 1961, U.S. Air Force Maj. Robert M. White became the first pilot to fly an X-15 rocket plane at six times the speed of sound.

    In 1965, the great Northeast blackout began as a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours left 30 million people in seven states and part of Canada without electricity.

    In 1989, communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West; joyous Germans danced atop the Berlin Wall.

    In 2013: Three of the four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Tokyo in 1942, all in their 90’s, offered a final toast to their fallen comrades in a ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, Ohio.

    In 2017: During a visit to Beijing, President Donald Trump criticized what he called a “very one-sided and unfair” trade relationship between the U.S. and China, but said he doesn’t blame China for having taken advantage of the U.S.
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    Today is Sunday, Nov. 10, the 314th day of 2019. There are 51 days left in the year.

    In 1775, the U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.

    In 1928, Hirohito (hee-roh-hee-toh) was enthroned as Emperor of Japan.

    In 1954, the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, depicting the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, was dedicated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Arlington, Virginia.

    In 1975, The ore-hauling ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald mysteriously sank during a storm in Lake Superior with the loss of all 29 crew members.

    In 1982, the newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington, D.C., three days before its dedication.

    One year ago: Authorities in Northern California said 14 additional bodies had been found in the ruins from a fire that virtually destroyed the town of Paradise.
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    Today is Monday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2019. There are 50 days left in the year.

    Today is Veterans Day.

    Thought for Today: "I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity." — President Dwight D. Eisenhower

    In 1921, the remains of an unidentified American service member were interred in a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony presided over by President Warren G. Harding.

    In 1960, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem survived a coup attempt by army rebels. (However, he was overthrown and killed in 1963.)

    On Nov. 11, 1972, the U.S. Army turned over its base at Long Binh to the South Vietnamese, symbolizing the end of direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War.

    In 1998, President Clinton ordered warships, planes and troops to the Persian Gulf as he laid out his case for a possible attack on Iraq.

    Ten years ago: For the first time since World War I, the leaders of Germany and France held a joint ceremony to commemorate the end of the conflict, saying it was time to celebrate their countries' reconciliation and friendship.

    One year ago: World leaders including President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin solemnly marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I at a ceremony in Paris.
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    Today is Tuesday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2019. There are 49 days left in the year.

    In 1936, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened as President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressed a telegraph key in Washington, D.C., giving the green light to traffic.

    In 1948, former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and several other World War II Japanese leaders were sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal.

    In 1987, the American Medical Association issued a policy statement saying it was unethical for a doctor to refuse to treat someone solely because that person had AIDS or was HIV-positive.

    In 1998, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley filed a $433 million-dollar lawsuit against the firearms industry, declaring that it had created a public nuisance by flooding the streets with weapons deliberately marketed to criminals. (A judge dismissed the lawsuit in 2000; an appeals court ruled in 2002 that the city of Chicago could proceed; but the Illinois Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit in 2004.)

    Five years ago: President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) announced a ground-breaking agreement between their countries to curb carbon emissions blamed for climate change.
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    Today is Wednesday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2019. There are 48 days left in the year.

    1789 - Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

    1927 - The Holland Tunnel opened to the public, providing access between New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River.

    1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.

    1982 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.

    1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly acknowledged that the U.S. had sent "defensive weapons and spare parts" to Iran. He denied that the shipments were sent to free hostages, but that they had been sent to improve relations.

    2009 - NASA announced that water had been discoved on the moon. The discovery came from the planned impact on the moon of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS).
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    Today is Thursday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2019. There are 47 days left in the year.

    In 1940, during World War II, German planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry.

    In 1969, Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon.

    On Nov. 14, 1972, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 1,000 level for the first time, ending the day at 1,003.16.

    In 1986, the Securities and Exchange Commission imposed a $100 million penalty on inside-trader Ivan F. Boesky and barred him from working again in the securities industry.

    Five years ago: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the Pentagon would spend an additional $10 billion to correct deep problems of neglect and mismanagement within the nation’s nuclear forces.
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    Today is Friday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2019. There are 46 days left in the year.

    In 1937, at the U.S. Capitol, members of the House and Senate met in air-conditioned chambers for the first time.

    On Nov. 15, 1942, the naval Battle of Guadalcanal ended during World War II with a decisive U.S. victory over Japanese forces.

    In 1959, four members of the Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas, were found murdered in their home. (Ex-convicts Richard Hickock and Perry Smith were later convicted of the killings and hanged in a case made famous by the Truman Capote book “In Cold Blood.”)

    In 1966, the flight of Gemini 12, the final mission of the Gemini program, ended successfully as astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. splashed down safely in the Atlantic after spending four days in orbit.

    One year ago: The number of confirmed dead from the wildfire that had virtually destroyed the Northern California town of Paradise reached 63, and authorities said they had 631 names on a missing persons list. (The death toll eventually reached 85.)
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    Today is Friday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2019. There are 46 days left in the year.

    In 1959, four members of the Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas, were found murdered in their home. (Ex-convicts Richard Hickock and Perry Smith were later convicted of the killings and hanged in a case made famous by the Truman Capote book “In Cold Blood.”)
    One year ago: The number of confirmed dead from the wildfire that had virtually destroyed the Northern California town of Paradise reached 63, and authorities said they had 631 names on a missing persons list. (The death toll eventually reached 85.)
    https://www.rep-am.com/news/today_in...tory-nov-15-2/
    Just a comment here on the book In Cold Blood. One of the best books I ever read. And about the fire in CA, there is now a documentary on Netflix called Fire in Paradise. It was shocking and terrifying to watch. You all know I lived there half my life. We always had a fire season but it is quite different now. The fires behave on a scale I have NEVER seen! You can argue about what is causing climate change but you cannot argue that climate changed is happening!!
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    Today is Saturday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2019. There are 45 days left in the year.

    On Nov. 16, 1914, the newly created Federal Reserve Banks opened in 12 cities.

    In 1933, the United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations.

    In 1982, an agreement was announced in the 57th day of a strike by National Football League players.

    In 2006, Democrats embraced Nancy Pelosi as the first woman House speaker in history, but then selected Steny Hoyer as majority leader against her wishes.

    Five years ago: Erica Enders-Stevens won the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, California, to become the first woman to earn the Pro Stock world championship title.

    One year ago: A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.
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