U.N. votes for partition of Palestine

11/29/2016 0

Despite strong Arab opposition, the United Nations votes for the partition of Palestine and the creation of an independent Jewish state. The modern conflict between Jews and Arabs in Palestine dates back to the 1910s, […]

FDR establishes modern Thanksgiving holiday

11/26/2016 0

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.The tradition of celebrating the holiday on Thursday dates back to the early history of the Plymouth and Massachusetts […]

JFK buried at Arlington National Cemetery

11/25/2016 0

Three days after his assassination in Dallas, Texas, John F. Kennedy is laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was shot […]

Robin Williams stars in Mrs. Doubtfire

11/24/2016 0

On this day in 1993, Mrs. Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams as a divorced father who disguises himself as an elderly British nanny in order to spend time with his children, opens in theaters. Directed by […]

John F. Kennedy assassinated

11/22/2016 0

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible. First lady Jacqueline Kennedy rarely accompanied her husband on political outings, but she was […]

First stock ticker debuts

11/15/2016 0

On this day in 1867, the first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City. The advent of the ticker ultimately revolutionized the stock market by making up-to-the-minute prices available to investors around the country. […]

Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated

11/13/2016 0

Near the end of a weeklong national salute to Americans who served in the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington after a march to its site by thousands of veterans of […]

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