Thursday, November 13, 2008

Day 13: Thursday Thirteen #20


Since today is the 13th day of November, I'm going to do a history lesson of historical events that happened on each day of the month.

1. November 1, 1966 - NFL awards New Orleans its 16th franchise (All Saints Day)

2. November 2, 1993 - Dow Jones hits record 3697.64.

3. November 3, 1948 - Chicago Tribune reports: "Dewey beats Truman"

4. November 4, 1994 - San Francisco: First conference that focusses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.

5. November 5, 1872 - Susan B Anthony fined $100 for trying to vote for Ulysses S Grant

6. November 6, 1975 - 1st appearance of Sex Pistols

7. November 7, 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.

8. November 8, 1965 - "Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV

9. November 9, 1888 - Jack Ripper's 5th & last known victim, Mary Jane Kelly, found

10. November 10, 1775 - Congress forms US Marine Corps

11. November 11, 1918 - Armistice Day-WW I ends (at 11 AM on Western Front)

12. November 12, 1946 - A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows.

13. November 13, 1990 - The World Wide Web first began.

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Di said...

I know it's early, but on November 22, 1958, my parents got married. And next week we are leaving on a family trip to Mexico to celebrate!

Anonymous said...

I see that it is chilly in Texas. It's chilly here, too. Going to buy a coat at lunch for my trip.

That's an interesting TT!!

jayedee said...

this is a great tt! i love "this day in history" type posts! happy tt!

Marina Kuperman said...

haha, that's a great list! How did you find it?
See if you can find the craziest animal?
TT13 Animals

Julie said...

A very interesting idea, and your history facts are so wide-ranging. Very interesting choices of events. Some very important and handy stuff there too -- the internet, the Marines, and drive-up tellers. Great list!

Anonymous said...

cool list! A lot of things happened this month. I did a TT list too, it's at:

Momisodes said...

I knew November rocked!!! (besides my birthday of course). I had no idea the WWW first began on the 13th :) Cool list.

Lifecruiser said...

Such a great list. Some of the facts I had no idea about! It's always great to learn something new.

My Thursday Thirteen:
I challenge you to help to save a kids life

Nicholas said...

November is a great month -- I was born in it!

Patsy said...

What is a Sex Pistol????? Interesting list. :)

Losing Myself said...

And your middle sister was born...
can't believe she didn't make your list! Shame on you! ;)

Great list.

Marina said...

What a fun list! I love doing research like this, but couldn't manage it this week: