This day in History

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This day in History

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I thought today would be the day to start this thread.
Feel free to add something each day, something personal, something local or something worldwide.

November 22, 1963
John F Kennedy is assassinated.
This starts off with a TV show being interrupted.

https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local ... 8312a43a07
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On November 23, 1889, the first coin-in-slot phonograph would premier at the Palais Royal Saloon in San Fransisco. In its first month, the machine would earn $1,000 in nickels, and similar machines would soon crop up in surrounding areas. As coin-operated phonographs grew in popularity, averting about $2 per day, Edison expressed his worry over the phonographs being used for entertainment rather than serious business. Nevertheless, the coin-operated phonograph continued to grow.

http://historyoftech.mcclurken.org/juke ... t-jukebox/
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November 24, 1991.
The music world lost one of its greatest, Freddie Mercury.
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November 26, 1984.
Guy Lafleur retires from the Montreal Canadiens.
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William Shakespeare
November 28, 1582

William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in November 1582 and they remained married until Shakespeare's death. At the time of their marriage William was 18, while Anne was 26—and pregnant with their first child.

The average age of marriage was 26 years of age, so Anne would have been an eligible young lady of her time. William, on the other hand, was still a minor in the eyes of the law and so required permission from Anne's father to marry Anne. Shakespeare's early marriage also meant that he wouldn't legally be able to complete an apprenticeship.

https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/explore- ... -marriage/
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I'll go back to the 27th,

1961-Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
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mexi cali wrote: Nov 28th, 2022, 9:21 am I'll go back to the 27th,

1961-Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
His linemate Terrible Ted Lindsay reached 999 games played two years earlier, then retired. 4 years later he came out of retirement to play one more season.

Gordie Howe's amazing games played number wasn't broken until 2021, although, if you count WHA games, his record will never be broken, which in itself is amazing given he played his career mostly in a 70 game season (and 60 games at the beginning). goalies are circled in red in the first two graphs.
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I'm going back to the 26th.

November 26, 1922, the father of Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy and so many other loveable was born.
Charles Schultz.
His family.
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November 29, 1963
Canadian plane crash brings calls for "black boxes" on flights.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Can ... Flight_831
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A couple more;

November 29, 1948.
The Holden FX-48 put to production. The first car "Made in Australia, for Australia.
"She's a beaut."

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=19 ... &FORM=VIRE

November 29, 1963.

The Beatles release "I Want To Hold Your Hand"
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One more for November 29th, this one going back to 1898, and a bit more local.
The sinking of the SS City of Ainsworth.

Her troubled story;
https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMP ... y_Creek_BC
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dirtybiker wrote: Nov 29th, 2022, 1:39 pm One more for November 29th, this one going back to 1898, and a bit more local.
The sinking of the SS City of Ainsworth.

Her troubled story;
https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMP ... y_Creek_BC
The Boat That Wouldn’t Float….someone should write a book, produce a play or a short story about this sad history
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November 30, 1982
Michael Jackson's Thriller Album Released

Thriller is the sixth studio album by the American singer and songwriter Michael Jackson, released on November 30, 1982, by Epic Records. It was produced by Quincy Jones, who had previously worked with Jackson on his 1979 album Off the Wall.
Jackson wanted to create an album where "every song was a killer".
Thriller remains the best-selling album of all time, with sales of 70 million copies worldwide. It is the best selling non-compilation album and second-best-selling album overall in the United States and was certified 34× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2021. It won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards at the 1984 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, while "Beat It" won Record of the Year. Jackson also won a record-breaking eight American Music Awards at the 1984 American Music Awards. The album has been a frequent inclusion in lists of the greatest albums of all time. In 2008, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In the same year, the Library of Congress added it to the National Recording Registry of "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant recordings".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thriller_(album)

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November 30, 2007

Evil Knievel passes at the age of 69.

One of my childhood heroes that I actually got to spend a couple hours with,
just him and I, when I was a young teen.

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A bit more dramatic.
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And one of my favorite toys. The Stunt Cycle
https://www.evelknieveltoys.com/product ... 9487851702

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Eighty years ago today, on December 1, 1934, a fellow named Leonid Nikolayev shot beloved Leningrad party chief Sergei Kirov, setting off the Great Terror. But not all is clear in this incident. In Charon’s Chronicles, Russian writer Alexander Lavrin investigates the murky background of Kirov’s death.

https://www.russianlife.com/stories/onl ... ssination/
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