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    November 14 is the 318th day of 2005 (319th in leap years) , with 47 days remaining in 2005


    1970 - Southern AirwaysDC-9 crashes in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia, killing 75, including members of the Marshall Universityfootball team.

    1971 - Mariner program: Mariner 9 reaches Mars, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit another planet.

    1971 - His Holiness Shenouda III was concescrated as the 117th Patriarch of Alexandria and the See of St. Mark, the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

    1972 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 1,000 (1,003.16) for the first time.

    1973 - In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries CaptainMark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey.

    1975 - Spain abandons Western Sahara.

    1979 - Iran hostage crisis: US President Jimmy Carter issues Executive order12170, freezing all Iranian assets in the United States in response to the hostage crisis.

    1982 - Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Sovietborder.

    1990 - After German reunification, the (extended) Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland sign a treaty confirming Oder-Neisse line as the border between Germany and Poland.

    1991 - American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyanintelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.

    1991 - CambodianPrinceNorodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.

    1991 - A firedUnited States Postal Service employee goes on a shooting rampage, killing four and wounding five, before committing suicide.

    1993 - Michael Jackson enters a drug rehabilitationprogram to treat an addiction to painkillers.

    1995 - A budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress forces the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums, and run most government offices with skeleton staffs.

    1998 - Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra are married in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    2000 - Netscape Navigator version 6.0 is launched following two years of open source development.

    2001 - Attack on Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters takeover the capital Kabul.

    2002 - Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.

    2002 - The US House of Representatives votes to not create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks.

    2003 - Planetoid90377 Sedna is discovered.


    1929 - Jimmy Piersall, baseball player

    1939 - McLean Stevenson, American actor (d. 1996)

    1930 - Edward White, astronaut (d. 1967)

    1935 - King Hussein of Jordan (d. 1999)

    1939 - Wendy Carlos, American composer

    1943 - Peter Norton, American software engineer and businessman

    1945 - Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian First Lady

    1947 - P. J. O'Rourke, American writer

    1948 - Charles, Prince of Wales

    1951 - Stephen Bishop, American musician

    1953 - Dominique de Villepin, Prime Minister of France

    1954 - Bernard Hinault, French cyclist

    1954 - Condoleezza Rice, United States Secretary of State

    1954 - Yanni, Greek musician

    1959 - Paul McGann, British actor

    1964 - Bill Hemmer, American television news reporter

    1966 - Curt Schilling, American baseball player

    1967 - Letitia Dean, British actress

    1967 - Nina Gordon, American singer and songwriter

    1971 - Adam Gilchrist, Australian cricketer

    1972 - Martin Pike, Australian footballer

    1973 - Lawyer Milloy, American football player

    1973 - Dana Snyder, American voice actor

    1975 - Travis Barker, American drummer

    1978 - Xavier Nady, baseball player

    1984 -Jacob S.Armstrong USMA

    Events and Observances

    Roman festivals - Equorum Probatio

    India - Birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru: Children's day

    World Diabetes Day

    Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney

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    1978 - A chartered DC-8 crashes near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 183.

    1979 - A package from the Unabomber explodes in the mail on its way to Washington.

    1983 - Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is founded.

    1985 - A research assistant is injured as a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.

    1985 - The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher and IrishTaoiseachGarret FitzGerald.

    1987 - Continental Airlines Flight 1713, a Douglas DC-9-14 jetliner, crashes in a snowstorm at Denver, ColoradoStapleton International Airport, killing 28 occupants, while 54 survive the crash.

    1988 - In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran is launched on her first and last space flight.

    1988 - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council.

    1989 - Sachin Tendulkar makes his Test cricket debut playing for India against Pakistan.

    1990 - Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Atlantis launches with flight STS-38.

    1990 - Producers acknowledge that Milli Vanilli, who won the 1990 "Best Artist" Grammy Award, did not sing themselves on their album.

    2000 - A chartered Antonov AN-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people

    2001 - The Microsoft Xbox video game console launches in North America, along with the game Halo: Combat Evolved.

    2002 - Hu Jintao becomes general secretary of the Communist Party of China.

    2004 - Destiny's Child releases their final album: Destiny Fulfilled.

    2004 - New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey leaves office, three months after resigning due to a gay extra-marital affair. State Senator Richard Codey takes over as interim governor.

    2005 - Australia: Enormous workers' protest against the right wing government's planned abolition of workers rights in Australia.


    1937 - Little Willie John, American singer (d. 1968)

    1937 - Yaphet Kotto, American actor

    1940 - Sam Waterston, American actor

    1942 - Daniel Barenboim, Argentine-born pianist and conductor

    1945 - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Norwegian singer (ABBA)

    1947 - Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico

    1951 - Beverly D'Angelo, American actress

    1954 - Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland

    1956 - Michael Hampton, American guitarist (Funkadelic)

    1957 - Kevin Eubanks, American jazz guitarist

    1963 - Benny Elias, Australian rugby player

    1965 - Nigel Bond, English snooker player

    1968 - Ol' Dirty *******, American rapper (d. 2004)

    1969 - Shane Mack, American politician

    1970 - Patrick Mboma, Cameroonian footballer

    1979 - Josemi, Spanish footballer

    1986 - Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player

    1988 - Zena Grey, American actress

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    Holidays and observances
    Brazil - Republic Proclamation Day

    Palestine - Independence Day

    Roman Empire - Festival in honor of Feronia

    Eastern Orthodoxy - Feast of Saint Philip the Apostle and the beginning of Winter Lent

    The official skolebrød-day on Sunnland skole, Norway

    Saint Leopold's day -- no school in Vienna, Lower Austria and Upper Austria

    America Recycles Day

    Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney

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    November 16 is the 320th day of 2005 (321th in leap years) , with 45 days remaining in 2005

    ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY..............1959 - The Broadway musical, The Sound of Music, starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel opens at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater.

    1965 - Venera program: The Soviet Union launches the Venera 3 space probe toward Venus, the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet.

    1969 - The first episode of The Clangers is broadcast by the BBC.

    1973 - Skylab program: NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission.

    1973 - US PresidentRichard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.

    1977 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind opens in theaters.

    1979 - The first line of Bucharest Metro (Line M1) is opened from Timpuri Noi to Semanatoarea in Bucharest, Romania.

    1980 - Louis Althusser murders his wife and immediately confesses.

    1981 - Luke and Laura marry on General Hospital; it is the highest-rated hour in daytime television history.

    1988 - The Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR declares that the Estonia was "sovereign" but stopped short of declaring independence.

    1988 - In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in Pakistan choose populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister.

    1989 - A death squad composed of El Salvadoran army troops kill six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University.

    1990 - Rocky V is the 5th Rocky sequel to open in theaters, starring Sylvester Stallone.

    1996 - Mother Teresa receives honorary US citizenship.

    1997 - After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.

    2000 - Bill Clinton becomes the first sitting US President to visit Vietnam.

    2001 - The first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, is released, becoming the second highest grossing film around the world of all time.

    2004 - X-43Ascramjet becomes the fastest air-breathing jet flying at nearly Mach 10 at approx. 11,200 km/h or 3.11 km/s


    1943 - Michael Cimino, American film director

    1952 - Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer

    1954 - Bruce Edwards, golf caddy (d. 2004)

    1958 - Marg Helgenberger, American actress

    1961 - Frank Bruno, British-born boxer

    1962 - Josh Silver, American keyboardist and record producer (Type O Negative)

    1964 - Diana Krall, Canadian singer

    1964 - Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Italian actress

    1967 - Lisa Bonet, American actress

    1970 - Martha Plimpton, American actress

    1971 - Alexander Popov, Russian swimmer

    1971 - Waqar Younis, Pakistani cricketer

    1974 - Paul Scholes, English footballer

    1977 - Oksana Baiul, Ukrainian figure skater

    1977 - Maggie Gyllenhaal, American actress

    1978 - Gary Naysmith, Scottish footballer

    1981 - Allison Crowe, Canadian singer and songwriter

    1984 - Kimberly J. Brown, American actress

    Holidays and observances

    R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great

    International Day for Tolerance

    Iceland - Dagur Íslenskrar Tungu (Icelandic Language Day)

    Thailand - Loy Krathong festival (2005)

    USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
    Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney

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    November 17 is the 321st day of the year (322nd in leap years), with 44 remaining.

    On this day in history…..
    1962 - In Washington, DC, US President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport.

    1967 - Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports he was given on November 13, US President Lyndon B. Johnson tells his nation that, while much remained to be done, "We are inflicting greater losses than we're taking...We are making progress." (two months later the Tet Offensive made him regret his words).

    1968 - NBC preempts the final 1:05 minutes of a very close NFLfootball match between the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders with Heidi, prompting an outrage amongst sport fans.

    1969 - Cold War: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki to begin SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.

    1970 - Elton John plays a concert at A&R Studios in New York City which later becomes the album 11-17-70.

    1970 - Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre.

    1970 - Luna program: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and was released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.

    1970 - Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.

    1973 - Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, US President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook."

    1973 - Student uprising against the military regime in Athens, Greece.

    1974 - Aliança Operário-Camponesa (Worker-Peasant Alliance) founded in Portugal, as a front of PCP(m-l).

    1983 - The Zapatista Army of National Liberation founded.

    1985 - The first edition of Phrack is released. It became the oldest computer underground magazine still running after its 20 years of existence.

    1989 - Cold War: Velvet Revolution begins - In Czechoslovakia a student demonstration in Prague is quelled by riot police. This sparks an uprising aimed at overthrowing the communist government (it succeeds on December 29).

    1990 - Fugendake, part of the Mount Unzen volcanic complex, Nagasaki prefecture, Japan became active again and erupted.

    1993 - Annie Proulx wins the National Book Award for her novel The Shipping News.

    1995 - Public Radio International's radio program This American Life broadcasts its first episode, "New Beginnings".

    1997 - In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut (police killed the assailants).

    2000 - Catastrophical landslide in Log pod Mangartom,Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophies in Slovenia in the past 100 years.

    2000 - Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.

    2003 - Arnold Schwarzenegger is inaugurated Governor of California.

    2004 - Kmart Corp. announces it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.


    1943 - Lauren Hutton, American actress

    1944 - Danny DeVito, American actor

    1944 - Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect

    1944 - Lorne Michaels, Canadian producer

    1944 - Tom Seaver, baseball player

    1945 - Elvin Hayes, American basketball player

    1948 - Howard Dean, American politician

    1952 - Ties Kruize, Dutch field hockey player

    1958 - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, American actress

    1960 - Jonathan Ross, British television presenter and radio broadcaster

    1960 - RuPaul, American actor

    1966 - Jeff Buckley, American musician (d. 1997)

    1966 - Daisy Fuentes, Cuban model and actress

    1966 - Sophie Marceau, French actress

    1966 - Kate Ceberano, Australian singer

    1968 - Amber Michaels, German porn actress

    1969 - Jean-Michel Saive, Belgian table tennis player

    1970 - Paul Allender, British singer (Cradle of Filth)

    1973 - Alexei Urmanov, Russian figure skater

    1975 - Diane Neal, American actress

    1977 - Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer

    1978 - Reggie Wayne, American football player

    1982 - Katie Feenstra, American basketball player

    Holidays and observances

    R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Hugh of Lincoln

    International Students Day
    Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney

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    November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years), with 43 remaining.
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    1970 - Singer Jerry Lee Lewis divorces his third wife, Myra Gail, after 12 years.
    1987 - Iran-Contra scandal: The U.S. Congress issues its final report on the Iran-Contra affair.
    1987 - King's Cross fire: In London, 31 people die in a fire at the city's busiest underground station at King's Cross St Pancras.
    1988 - War on Drugs: US President Ronald Reagan signs a bill into law providing the death penalty for murderous drug traffickers.
    1990 - Boxing: Chris Eubank defeats Nigel Benn in their WBO world middleweight championship bout.
    1991 - Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon set Anglican Church envoys Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland free.
    1991 - After the 3-month siege, the Croatian city of Vukovar is invaded by Serbians
    1993 - In South Africa, 21 political parties approve a new constitution.
    1996 - A fire occurs in the Channel Tunnel soon after it opens.
    1997 - Gary Glitter is arrested in the United Kingdom on child pornography charges.
    1998 - Alice McDermott wins the National Book Award with her novel Charming Billy.
    1999 - In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 28 injured at Texas A&M University when a huge bonfire under construction collapses.
    1999 - In Jasper, Texas, 24-year old Shawn Allen Berry is sentenced to life in prison, becoming the third person convicted in the racially-motivated death of James Byrd, Jr..
    2001 - The Nintendo GameCube is released in North America
    2002 - Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.
    2003 - In the UK the Local Government Act 2003, repealing the controversial anti-gay amendment Section 28, becomes effective.
    2003 - The congress of the Communist Party of Indian Union (Marxist-Leninist) decides to merge the party into Kanu Sanyal's CPI(ML).

    2004 - Russia officially ratifies the Kyoto Protocol.
    2005 - The film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is released.
    1940 - Qaboos ibn Sa’id, Sultan of Oman
    1941 - David Hemmings, British actor (d. 2003)
    1942 - Linda Evans, American actress
    1944 - Susan Sullivan, American actress
    1946 - Alan Dean Foster, American author
    1947 - Jameson Parker, American actor
    1948 - Andrea Marcovicci, American singer and actress
    1948 - Jack Tatum, American football player
    1950 - Eric Pierpoint, American actor
    1953 - Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist
    1954 - John Parr, British pop singer
    1956 - Warren Moon, American football player
    1957 - Seán Mac Falls, Irish-born poet
    1958 - Laura Miller, Mayor of Dallas, Texas
    1960 - Kim Wilde, British singer
    1962 - Kirk Hammett, American guitarist (Metallica)
    1963 - Dante Bichette, baseball player
    1963 - Peter Schmeichel, Danish footballer
    1966 - Jorge Camacho, Spanish poet
    1968 - Owen Wilson, American actor
    1969 - Sam Cassell, American basketball player
    1975 - David Ortiz, Dominican Major League Baseball player
    1978 - Damien Johnson, Northern Irish footballer
    1983 - Jon Johansen, Norwegian software developer
    DWT's - theresakonno

    holidays and observances

    Roman festivals - day 1 Dios dedicated to the sun god by emperor Licinius
    R.C. Saints - Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul ; Saint Rose
    Philippine Duchesne
    Latvia - Independence Day (1918)
    Oman - National Holiday
    Venezuela - Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquirá, also known as la Chinita, in the western state of Zulia
    Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney

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    November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years. There are 42 days remaining in 2005

    On this day in history….
    1959 - Ford Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel.
    1961 - Michael Rockefeller, son of New York governor Nelson Rockefeller, disappears in the jungles near Atsj, Papua New Guinea.
    1967 - The Establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
    1969 - Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum ("Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.
    1973 - American football player Lance Rentzel is arrested for exposing himself to a ten-year-old girl; he is later sentenced to five years' probation.
    1977 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets with Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement.
    1977 - Transportes Aereos PortuguesesBoeing 727 crashes in Madeira islands killing 130
    1979 - Iran hostage crisis: Iranian leader AyatollahRuhollah Khomeini orders the release of 13 female and black Americanhostages being held at the US Embassy in Tehran.
    1984 - A series of explosions at the PEMEXpetroleum storage facility at San Juan Ixhuatepec in Mexico City ignites a major fire and kills about 500 people.
    1985 - Cold War: In Geneva, US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.
    1985 - Pennzoil wins a US$10.53 billion verdict against Texaco, in the largest civil verdict in U.S. history, stemming from Texaco establishing a signed contract to buy Getty Oil after Pennzoil had entered into an unsigned, yet still binding, buyout contract with Getty.)
    1990 - Pop groupMilli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the “Girl You Know It’s True” album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals.
    1994 - In Britain, the first National Lottery draw was held. A £1 ticket gives a one-in-14-million chance of correctly guessing the winning six out of 49 numbers.
    1997 - In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive.
    1998 - Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of RepresentativesJudiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against US President Bill Clinton.
    1998 - Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for US$71.5 million.
    1999 - In Istanbul, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ends a two-day summit by calling for a political settlement in Chechnya and adopting a Charter for European Security.
    2004 - The Malice at The Palace between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers, one of the largest brawls in sports history, occurs.

    1947 - Lamar S. Smith, American politician
    1949 - Ahmad Rashad, American football player and sportscaster
    1951 - Lord Falconer, British lawyer and politician
    1953 - Robert Beltran, American actor
    1953 - Tom Villard, American actor (d. 1994)
    1957 - Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (d. 2000)
    1960 - Elizabeth Hulette, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
    1960 - Allison Janney, American actress
    1961 - Meg Ryan, American actress
    1962 - Jodie Foster, American actress
    1963 - Terry Farrell, American actress
    1963 - Jon Potter, British field hockey player
    1965 - Laurent Blanc, French footballer
    1966 - Gail Devers, American athlete
    1966 - Rocco DiSpirito, American chef
    1966 - Jason Scott Lee, American actor
    1969 - Terrence Carson, American actor
    1973 - Savion Glover, American choreographer, actor, and dancer
    1975 - Sushmita Sen, Indian beauty queen and actress
    1976 - Jun Shibata, Japanese singer and songwriter
    1985 - Chris Eagles, British footballer
    Holidays and observances

    Church of England - Hilda of Whitby
    Also see November 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
    Mali - Liberation Day
    Monaco - Monegasque National Day
    Oman - Birthday of Sultan Qaboos bin Said
    Puerto Rico - Discovery of Puerto Rico (1493)
    United States - Equal Opportunity Day;
    United States - National Children's Book Week Begins
    United Arab Emirates - Pilgrimage
    Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney

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