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NOVEMBER 7

Chris Romulo was born.

 

1917 - Vladimir Lenin’s forces overthrew Alexander Kerensky’s government in Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution.

1944 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a fourth term in office, defeating Thomas E. Dewey.

 

NOVEMBER 8

Courtney Cullen was born.

Peggy Vasselman was born.

 

1889 - Montana became the 41st state.

1892 - Former president Grover Cleveland beat incumbent Benjamin Harrison and became the only president to win nonconsecutive terms in the White House.

 

NOVEMBER  9

Ellen Rayder Collins was born.

John Doherty was born.

 

1888 - Jack the Ripper killed his last victim, Mary Jane Kelly.

1989 - Borders between East and West Germany were opened and the Berlin Wall began to be dismantled the next day.

 

NOVEMBER 10

Mike Schramm was born.

Mark Mina was born.

Ryan Woerner was born.

 

1871 - Journalist and explorer Henry Stanley found the missing David Livingstone in Central Africa and made his famous comment, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"

1969 - Sesame Street premiered on PBS TV.

 

NOVEMBER 11

1620 - The Mayflower Compact was signed by Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower.

1992 - The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.

 

NOVEMBER 12

Janet Fash was born.

 

1942 - The World War II battle of Guadalcanal begins.

1954 - Ellis Island stopped serving as the chief immigration station for the United States. Twenty million immigrants went through Ellis Island in its 62 years of operation.

 

NOVEMBER 13

Amy McDade was born.

 

1927 -The world's first long, mechanically ventilated underwater tunnel, the Holland Tunnel, opened between New York and New Jersey.

1956 - The Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on buses.

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