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Thursday, November 4, 2010

November 4 - This Day In History



This Day In History
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On-This-Day.com

November 4


1842 - Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springfield, IL.



1846 - The patent for the artificial leg is granted to Benjamin Palmer.



1880 - James and John Ritty patented the first cash register.



1922 - In Egypt, Howard Carter discovered the entry of the lost tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen.



1924 - Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected America's first woman governor so she could serve out the remaining term of her late husband, William B. Ross.



1939 - During World War II, the U.S. modified its neutrality stance with the Neutrality Act of 1939. The new policy allowed cash-and-carry purchases of arms by belligerents.



1939 - At the 40th National Automobile Show the first air-conditioned car was put on display.



1942 - During World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa. It was a major victory for the British.



1956 - Soviet forces enter Hungary in order to supress the uprising that had begun on October 23, 1956.



1965 - Lee Ann Roberts Breedlove became the first woman to exceed 300 mph when she went 308.5 mph.



1970 - Former King Peter II of Yugoslavia died in Denver, CO. He was the first European king or queen to die and to be buried in the U.S.



1979 - Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage (90 total hostages). The militants, mostly students, demanded that the U.S. send the former shah back to Iran to stand trial. Many hostages were later released, but 52 were held for the next 14 months.



1981 - The second scheduled flight of the space shuttle Columbia was canceled with only 31 seconds left in the countdown.



1985 - Soviet defector Vitaly Yurchenko announced he was returning to the Soviet Union. He had charged that he had been kidnapped by the CIA.



1989 - About a million East Germans filled the streets of East Berlin in a pro-democracy rally.



1990 - Iraq issued a statement saying it was prepared to fight a "dangerous war" rather than give up Kuwait.



1991 - Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi Valley, CA. The dedication ceremony was attended by President Bush and former U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford and Richard M. Nixon. It was the 1st gathering of 5 U.S. chief executives.



1995 - Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, 73 years old, was assassinated by right-wing Israeli Yigal Amir after attending a peace rally.



1999 - Cristina Saralegui received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.



1999 - The United Nations imposed economic sanctions against the Taliban that controlled most of Afghanistan. The sanctions were imposed because the Taliban had refused to turn over Osama bin Laden, who had been charged with masterminding the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.



2001 - Hurrican Michelle hit Cuba destroying crops and thousands of homes. The United States made the gesture of sending humanitarian aid. On December 16, 2001, Cuba received the first commercial food shipment from the U.S. in nearly 40 years.




Whose Birthday Is It?

Will Rogers 1879



Pauline Trigere 1912



Walter Cronkite 1916



Virginia Field 1917



Gig Young 1917



Art Carney 1918



Carmen Mitchell 1918



Martin Balsam 1919



Alfred Heineken 1923



Kate Reid 1930



Dick Groat 1930



Doris Roberts 1930



Loretta Swit 1937



Harry Elston 1938



Delbert McClinton 1940



Robert Mapplethorpe 1946



Laura Bush 1946



Markie Post 1950



Van Stephenson 1953



Jordan Rudess 1956



Jim Honeyman-Scott 1957



Ralph Macchio 1962



Adrea McArdle 1963



Chris Difford 1954



Yanni 1954




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