This Week in History



2004 - President George W. Bush nominated Condoleezza Rice to replace Colin Powell as Secretary of State.


November 17

Jaime Jordan was born.

Bob Moran was born.


1968 - Night of the "Heidi bowl:" NBC switched from football to movie of Heidi. In the missing 42 seconds, the lagging Raiders scored two touchdowns, defeating the Jets.

1973 - President Nixon said "I am not a crook."


November 18

Annie Graves was born.

Jim McDonald was born.

Christy Cook was born.


1928 - Mickey Mouse made his debut in Steamboat Willie.

1978 - Jim Jones, a U.S. pastor, led 914 of his followers to their deaths in Jonestown, Guyana, by drinking a cyanide-laced fruit drink. Cult members who refused to swallow the drink were shot.


November 19

Tom McVeigh was born.

John Edwards was born.

Bobby O’Hara was born.

Scott McCarthy was born.


1863 - Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the National Cemetery on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg, Pa.


November 20

Maureen Blue-Kraus was born.

Beatriz O’Neill was born.


1945 - The war crimes trials of 24 German World War II leaders began in Nuremberg, Germany.

1962 - President John F. Kennedy agreed to lift the American blockade of Cuba, ending the Cuban missile crisis.


November 21 

Maribel Araujo was born.

Brian Dickesheid was born.

Elizabeth Feeney was born.

Frank Gulluscio was born.


1922 - Georgia's Rebecca Felton was sworn into the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman U.S. Senator.

1973 - The 18 1/2 min gap in the Richard Nixon Watergate tapes was revealed.


November 22

Grace Acquafredda was born.

James Dionne was born.

Maureen Hagner was born.

Dan Mirkin was born.


1963 – John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

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