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    This day in History

    i don't know if there is a thread already started like this but....
    Tuesday, November 8th-is the 312th day of 2005.
    53 days left for 2005

    In 1889, Montana became the 41st state.

    In 1932, New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated incumbent Herbert Hoover for the presidency.

    In 1933, President Roosevelt created the Civil Works Administration, designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed.

    In 1942, Operation ‘‘Torch’’ began during World War II as U.S. and British forces landed in French North Africa.

    In 1960, Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard M. Nixon for the presidency.

    In 1966, Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California.

    In 1988, Vice President George Bush won the presidential election, defeating Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis.

    In 1994, midterm elections resulted in Republicans winning a majority in the Senate while at the same time gaining control of the House for the first time in 40 years.

    Ten years ago: Retired General Colin Powell embraced the Republican Party, but said he would not run for president or any other political office in 1996 because it was ‘‘a calling that I do not yet hear.’’

    Birthdays

    Actor Norman Lloyd is 91. Actress June Havoc is 89. Jazz singer Chris Connor is 78. Singer Patti Page is 78. CBS newsman Morley Safer is 74. Singer Bonnie Bramlett is 61. Singer Bonnie Raitt is 56. TV personality Mary Hart is 55. Playboy Enterprises chairman and chief executive Christie Hefner is 53. Actress Alfre Woodard is 52. Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones is 51. Singer-actor Leif Garrett is 44. Actress Courtney Thorne-Smith is 38. Actress Parker Posey is 37. Rock musician Jimmy Chaney is 36. Actress Roxana Zal is 36. Singer Diana King is 35. Actress Tara Reid is 30. Actor Chris Rankin is 22.

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    ‘‘What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those?’’

    — Gilbert Highet, Scottish-born American author and educator (1906-1978)
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    This thread (Disney trivia) already exists and is currently maintained daily by tiggerguy for the past 18 months now.
    http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...read.php?t=363

    I've never seen a one on just general knowledge.
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    i wanted to do one on something other than an on this day in Disney history
    just because it was different

    is that ok??
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    Quote Originally Posted by kylewhit89
    i wanted to do one on something other than an on this day in Disney history
    just because it was different

    is that ok??
    Perfectly fine, but don't copy the whole thing, use bits and pieces
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    Quote Originally Posted by kylewhit89
    i wanted to do one on something other than an on this day in Disney history
    just because it was different

    is that ok??
    I like it Kyle! I like being able to see what happened on this date in history and who's birthday it was! I say keep it going!!!!

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    Smile Today In History

    ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
    November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining
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    1963 - At Miike in Japan, a coal mine explosion kills 458, and hospitalises 839 with carbon monoxide poisoning.
    1965 - Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.
    1965 - Catholic Worker member Roger Allen LaPorte, protesting against the Vietnam War, sets himself on fire in front of the United Nations building.
    1967 - Apollo program: NASA launches the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft from Cape Kennedy.
    1970 - Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States to not hear a case to allow Massachusetts to enforce its law granting residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war.
    1971 - John List, an accountant from Westfield, New Jersey murders his mother, wife and three children. He then hides under a new identity for 18 years.
    1989 - Cold War: Communist-controlled East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall allowing its citizens to freely travel to West Germany.
    1993 - Stari Most, the "old bridge" in Bosnian Mostar built in 1566, collapses after several days of bombing.
    1994 - Discovery of the chemical element Darmstadtium.
    1997 - BBC News 24 begins broadcasting at 17:30 GMT.
    1997 - Mike Lookinland (of The Brady Bunch fame) is charged with drunk driving in St. George, Utah.
    1998 - Brokerage houses are ordered to pay US$1.03 billion to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.
    2003 - During the holy month of Ramadan, a suicide-terrorist attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, kills 17 people.
    2003 - Rebel Youth Network Organizing Committee formed in Toronto.
    2004 - Mozilla Firefox 1.0 released. This has become one of Microsoft Internet Explorer's biggest competitors.
    2004 - The Xbox game Halo 2 is released, bringing in US$75 million from pre-orders alone.
    -----------------------------BIRTHDAYS------------------------
    1928 - Anne Sexton, American poet (d. 1974)
    1929 - Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer, Nobel Prize laureate
    1934 - Ingvar Carlsson, Swedish politician
    1934 - Carl Sagan, American astronomer and writer (d. 1996)
    1935 - Bob Gibson, baseball player
    1936 - Mikhail Tal, Latvian chess player (d. 1992)
    1936 - Daniel Robert Graham, Governor of Florida
    1937 - Roger McGough, English performance poet ("The Scaffold")
    1941 - Tom Fogerty, American musician (Creedence Clearwater Revival) (d. 1990)
    1942 - Tom Weiskopf, American golfer
    1951 - Lou Ferrigno, Italian bodybuilder and actor
    1959 - Thomas Quasthoff, German bass-baritone
    1959 - Tony Slattery, British actor and comedian
    1961 - Jill Dando, British television presenter (d. 1999)
    1964 - Robert Duncan McNeill, American actor
    1965 - Bryn Terfel, Welsh baritone
    1970 - Chris Jericho, American professional wrestler
    1970 - Susan Tedeschi, American musician
    1972 - Corin Tucker, American singer (Sleater-Kinney)
    1974 - Alessandro Del Piero, Italian footballer
    1978 - Sisqó, American actor and singer (Dru Hill)
    1979 - Martin Taylor, English footballer
    1982 - Ina Arnautalic, Bosnian product designer
    1984 - Delta Goodrem, Australian singer, songwriter, and actress
    1987 - Rachel Ngan, Famous Filipina pornstar AKA Lechon -
    ---------------Holidays and observances-----------------

    Roman Catholicism - Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day)
    Cambodia - Independence Day (1953)
    Germany - November 9th is often called Germany's Schicksalstag (day of fate) due to the events of 1848, 1918, 1923, 1938, and 1989.
    Europe - Inventor's day - in honor of Hedy Lamarr's birthday

    ok i did cut it down a little bit
    it looks bigger because it is spread out more
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    looks fine to me...thanks for sharing Kyle!

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    ur welcome

    i wonder what weird holidays are today
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    ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
    November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining
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    1940 - Walt Disney begins serving as an informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI; his job is to report back information on Hollywood "subversives".
    1942 - World War II: Germany invades Vichy France following French Admiral François Darlan agreement to an armistice with the Allies in North Africa. 1951 - Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States. 1954 - US President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery.
    1969 - National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts the children's television program Sesame Street.
    1970 - Vietnam War: Vietnamization - For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia. 1970 - Soviet Lunar probe Lunokhod 1 launched.
    1971 - In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge forces attack the city Phnom Penh and its airport, killing 44, wounding at least 30 and damaging nine airplanes.
    1972 - Southern Airways Flight 49 from Birmingham is hijacked and, at one point, is threatened with crashing into the nuclear installation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After two days, the plane lands in Havana, Cuba, where the hijackers are jailed by Fidel Castro.
    1975- The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.
    1975 - United Nations Resolution 3379: United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the resolution was repealed in December 1991).
    1989- After 35 years of communist rule in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Communist Party leader Todor Zhivkov is replaced by former Prime Minister Petre Mladenov who changes the party's name to the Bulgarian Socialist Party.
    1995 - In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces.
    1997 - Telcoms WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time).
    1997 - A jury in Fairfax, Virginia finds Mir Aimal Kasi guilty of the murder of two CIA employees in 1993.
    1997 - Seymour Hersh's book "The Dark Side of Camelot" is published; it includes allegations of explicit photos of John F. Kennedy with various *** partners having been taken.
    1997 - 19-year-old British au pairLouise Woodward, convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in a baby-shaking death less than two weeks ago, has her conviction reduced to involuntary manslaughter and her sentence reduced to time served.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~Birthdays~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    1940 - Russell Means, American activist



  10. 1940 - Screaming Lord Sutch, English musician
  11. 1942 - Robert F. Engle, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  12. 1942 - Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss Federal Councilor
  13. 1944 - Silvestre Reyes, American politician 1
  14. 944 - Sir Tim Rice, English lyricist 1947 - Greg Lake, British musician
    1949 - Ann Reinking, American actress, dancer, and choreographer
    1956 - Sinbad, American actor and comedian
    1958 - Massimo Morsello, Italian singer and activist
    1958 - Brooks Williams, American musician
    1959 - Linda Cohn, American sports reporter
    1959 - Mackenzie Phillips, American actress
    1960 - Neil Gaiman, English writer
    1964 - Kenny Rogers, baseball player
    1965 - Eddie Irvine, Irish race car driver
    1969 - Jens Lehmann, German goalkeeper (football)
    1972 - Shawn Green, baseball player
    1973 - Patrik Berger, Czech footballer
    1976 - Steffen Iversen, Norwegian footballer
    1976 - Shefki Kuqi, Finnish footballer
    1977- Brittany Murphy, American actress
    1978 - Eve, American rapper (Sunil)
    1985 - Ricki-Lee Coulter, Australian singer

    1985 - Giovonnie Samuels, American television actress

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  17. (they're like christmas balloons)

  18. ~~~~~HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES~~~~~
  19. Ancient Latvia - Martini Festival
    Turkey - Day of Remembrance of Ataturk
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    i think that looks ok

    there are a few dates mish mashed at the top
    but i didn't have any control over that when i posted
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    OCUME~1NCSCUS~1LOCALS~1Tempmsohtml1\01clip_image00 1.jpg">On this day in history......

    Tuesday, November 11th-is the 315th day of 2005.
    50 days left for 2005

    1966 - NASA launches spaceship Gemini 12.

    1967 - Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "new left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden.

    1968 - Vietnam War: Operation Commando Hunt initiated. The goal was to interdict men and supplies on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, through Laos into South Vietnam.

    1968 - A second republic is declared in the Maldives.

    1969 - Jim Morrison (The Doors) is arrested by the FBI after repeatedly prodding a stewardess.

    1972 - Vietnam War: Vietnamization - The United States Army turns over the massive Long Binh military base to South Vietnam.

    1975 - Angola becomes independent from Portugal.

    1975 - Australian constitutional crisis of 1975: Australian Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismisses the government of Gough Whitlam and commissions Malcolm Fraser as caretaker Prime Minister, and announces a general election to be held in early December.

    1978 - Maumoon Abdul Gayoom succeeded Ibrahim Nasir as the president of the Republic of Maldives. He has since been re-elected for six consecutive 5-year terms.

    1978 - A renovated Hollywood Sign is unveiled, replacing the older version that was built in 1923.

    1986 - Sperry Rand and Burroughs merge to form Unisys, becoming the second largest computer company.

    1988 - In Sacramento, California, police find a body buried in the lawn of 60-year-old boardinghouse landlady Dorothea Puente .

    1992 - The Church of England votes to allow women to become priests.

    1993 - Australian Prime minister P. J. Keating makes a famous speech at the dedication of the tomb and the burial of the unknown Australian soldier

    1997 - Mary McAleese inaugurated the eighth President of Ireland.

    1997 - Marianne Biancuzzo is charged for drowning her newborn baby in a toilet and hiding the remains in a coffee can in Tucson, Arizona.

    2000 - In Kaprun, Austria, 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel.

    2004 - New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington

    2004 - Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization minutes after the death of Yasser Arafat.

    2004 - Official Guided by Voices Day in San Diego, California.

    2004 - Mary McAleese inaugurated for a second term as President of Ireland.

    Birthdays

    1925 - June Whitfield, British comedienne

    1925 - Jonathan Winters, American comedian and actor

    1927 - Mose Allison, American musician

    1928 - LaVern Baker, American singer (d. 1997)

    1928 - Carlos Fuentes, Mexican writer

    1928 - Mircea Muresan, Romanian film director

    1929 - Hans Magnus Enzensberger, German writer

    1938 - Ants Antson, Estonian speed skater

    1939 - Denise Alexander, American actress

    1940 - Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator

    1943 - Doug Frost, Australian swimming coach

    1944 - Jesse Colin Young, American musician (The Youngbloods)

    1945 - Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua

    1950 - Mircea Dinescu, Romanian poet

    1953 - Marshall Crenshaw, American musician

    1959 - Lee Haney, American bodybuilder

    1960 - Peter Parros, American actor

    1960 - Stanley Tucci, American actor and film director

    1961 - Corinne Hermès, French singer

    1962 - Demi Moore, American actress

    James Morrison, Australian musician

    1964 - Judith Edelman, American musician

    1964 - Calista Flockhart, American actress

    1967 - Gil de Ferran, Brazilian race car driver

    1969 - Carson Kressley, American fashion expert

    1973 - Jason White, American musician (Green Day)

    1974 - Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor

    1977 - Ben Hollioake, English cricketer (d. 2002)

    1981 - Natalie Glebova, Russian beauty queen

    1985 - Kalan Porter, Canadian singer

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    Holidays & Observances

    R.C. Saints - Martin of Tours

    Opening of carnival season in Germany ("Fasching" on 11-11, at 11:11), the Netherlands, and other countries

    Angola - Independence Day (1975)

    Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)

    Poland - Independence Day (1918)

    South Korea - Pepero Day

    United States - Veterans Day in the (Formerly "Armistice Day")

    Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)

    Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations
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    Guided by Voices Day. . . .What The ?! Is THAT about?
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    its the voices we hear in our heads telling us to "keep posting on DWT" keep posting on DWT"...lol
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    i'm confused
    whats guided by voices ????
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    The wonders of the internet!
    Guided by Voices is a band, from what I read they were a very famous band that I have never heard of.
    For some odd reason, a number of cities across the United States have a Guided By Voices Day. Why?

    If you want to explore this facinating mystery yourself, click the link.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guided_By_Voices
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