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MIT CSAIL Nov 11
25 years ago today the first major web browser was released: Mosaic 1.0. (via )
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Being Scottish Nov 14
in 1996 The Stone of Destiny was returned to Scotland and now resides in Edinburgh Castle. It had been in Westminster Abbey since 1296. Edward I had removed the stone from Scone Abbey, where Scottish Kings were crowned on a royal chair with the Stone in its base.
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Tampa Bay History Center 16h
in 1969, singer Janis Joplin was arrested following her concert at Curtis Hixon Hall for screaming obscenities at a policeman. She was allowed to finish her performance before being cuffed. Charges were later dropped.
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The Nobel Prize Nov 12
Argon, the first noble gas in the periodic table to be isolated, was named after the greek word for lazy after it was found to be totally unreactive. Lord Raleigh, born , and William Ramsay earned the 1904 Nobel Prize in Physics and Chemistry respectively for its discovery.
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Russia in USA 🇷🇺 14h
85 years ago, in 1933, the Soviet Union and the United States established diplomatic relations. Two countries clearly put on record the principle of non-interference in internal affairs ➡️
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On This Day She Nov 14
in 1960, aged 6, Ruby Bridges was the first African-American child to integrate into a white Southern school, in Louisiana, escorted on her first day by US Marshals. She's now a civil rights activist: "Go where there is no path and begin the trail."
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Your favorite GAME STORE Nov 15
Playstation 4 was released on this day. What are your best memories with the console.
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Smithsonian NMAAHC Nov 14
in 1960, Ruby Bridges became the first African American to integrate an all-white elementary school in the South, at William Frantz School in New Orleans, Louisiana. For the entire school year only one teacher taught Bridges, in a classroom by herself.
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US Holocaust Museum Nov 15
in 1940, German authorities ordered the Warsaw ghetto to be sealed. It was enclosed by a 10-foot high wall, topped with barbed wire. More than 350,000 Jews were confined to this one-mile-square area. Learn what Warsaw’s Jews endured:
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John McCafferty 7m
17 Nov 1558: Death of Mary I, accession of Elizabeth I.
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OnThisDayTheIRA 21h
in 1975 the IRA murdered Joseph Clements, 48. Married father of 2. School principal & RUCR fatally injured previous day in landmine attack after going to investigate hayshed fire near Sixmilecross. 400 lb bomb in culvert detonated as Land Rover travelled over it
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Library of Congress 18h
Today in History: Oklahoma enters the Union as 46th state, 1907
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MIT CSAIL Nov 15
in 1971 Intel unveiled the first single-chip CPU. 4 bits, 16 pins & 740KHz: #4004
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lafemmemerveilleuse 13h
in 1960, died. In 1938, a journalist dubbed him "The King of Hollywood.” Of this nickname he said, "There's no special light that shines inside me and makes me a star. I'm just a lucky slob from Ohio." 1901-1960
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Worn On This Day Nov 12
Worn in 1859 by Jules Léotard, the son of a Toulouse gymnasium owner, when he performed the first “flying trapeze” act at the Cirque Napoleon in Paris: a tight black silk bodysuit, “its deep V-neck showing off his bulging chest”-- the garment now called a leotard.
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Max Planck Society Nov 9
'Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives'. Carl Sagan, born 1934 [Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute]
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USPTO 15h
: Today marks the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse's first appearance on Steamboat Willie. 🎵 D-E-S-I-G-N P-A-T-E-N-T 🎶 (Donald Duck!)
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Today's Document 17h
Telegram from 36 American Writers to Pres. Roosevelt after during which synagogues, homes, and Jewish-owned businesses across Germany were plundered and destroyed by the Nazis, 80 years ago
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Russia in USA 🇷🇺 16h
in 1941, 'Moscow is behind us, there is no place to retreat' There were more, who saved Moscow, but 'Panfilov's 28 Men' became legend, were immortalized in city's anthem ⚔️ RT & get a chance to attend 📽️screening at the Russian Embassy on Dec 4
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Rory Gallagher Nov 15
Advert for Rorys show in 74 at the Aragon Ballroom with "It was during one of Rushs early tours opening for Rory in the fall of 1974 that left the greatest impression. He oozed passion in his playing and I envied his ability to transcend the moment" Alex Lifeson
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