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This Day in History for December 6 – Washington Monument Completed and More

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1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, resulting in a ban of slavery (More info)

1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington, DC is completed (More info)

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This Day in History for December 5 – Prohibition Ends and More

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1848 – In a message before Congress, President James K. Polk sparks the Gold Rush when he confirms that large amounts of the precious metal had been discovered in California (More info)

1933 – The 21st

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This Day in History for December 1 – Rosa Parks Arrested and More

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1824 – Congress acts to decide a presidential election for the first time in history, giving the presidency to John Quincy Adams (More info)

1913 – The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line, reducing the time needed to build a car from 12 hours to just under three (More info)

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This Day in History for November 30 – ‘Thriller’ Released and More

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1981 – In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (More info)

1982 – Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller,’ the best-selling album of all time, is released (More info)

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This Day in History for November 29 – Israel Formed and More

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1929 – American explorer Richard Byrd and three companions become the first to fly over the South Pole (More info)

1947 – Despite strong Arab opposition, the United Nations votes for the partition of Palestine and the creation of an independent Jewish state (More info)

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This Day in History for November 28 – First US Car Race and More

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1520 – Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Pacific Ocean with three ships, becoming the first European to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific (More info)

1895 – Frank Duryea wins the first motor-car race in the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for November 22 – President Kennedy Assassinated and More

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1718 – Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, is killed off the coast of North Carolina (More info)

1943 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek meet in Cairo, Egypt to discuss ways to defeat Japan (More info)

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This Day in History for November 21 – J.R.’s Shooter Revealed and More

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1920 – In Dublin, 31 people are killed in what became known as “Bloody Sunday” (More info)

1922 – Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator (More info)

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This Day in History for November 18 – Mickey Mouse Debuts and More

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1883 – American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times (More info)

1926 – George Bernard Shaw refuses to accept the money for his Nobel Prize, saying, “I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize” (More info)

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This Day in History for November 17 – Suez Canal Opens and More

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1869 – The Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, opens in Egypt (More info)

1968 – Viewers of the Raiders–Jets football game are denied the opportunity to watch its exciting finish when NBC broadcasts the movie ‘Heidi’ instead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the US (More info)

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This Day in History for November 16 – Federal Reserve Bank Opens and More

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1907 – Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory collectively enter the United States as Oklahoma, the 46th state (More info)

1914 – The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens (More info)

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This Day in History for November 15 – Jefferson Memorial Cornerstone Laid and More

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1777 – After 16 months of debate, the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation (More info)

1867 – The first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City (More info)

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