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    On Nov. 2, 1976, former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter defeated Republican incumbent Gerald R. Ford, becoming the first U.S. president from the Deep South since the Civil War.



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    Nov 2 1974

    The Time Go-Go Club in Seoul, South Korea burns, killing 78. Six of the victims jumped six floors to their deaths. After the fire started, club officials barred the doors, suspecting a ruse by customers to avoid paying.

    Nov 2 1984

    Velma Barfield, convicted of killing her mother, her boyfriend and two others with rat poison in their food was put to death by lethal injection in Raleigh, N.C. Barfield was the first female executed in the US since 1962.

    Nov 2 1988

    The Internet Worm is released by Cornell grad student Robert Morris. His ingenious program was meant to explore the Internet harmlessly, but due to a bug, it crashed some 6,000 computers. Spaf parlays the incident into a career.

    Nov 2 1991

    Jermaine Jackson's single "Word to the Badd!" is leaked to radio station KPWR in Los Angeles. The song attacks his brother Michael, with lyrics that include the lines

    Reconstructed
    Been abducted
    Don't know who you are...
    Once you were made
    You changed your shade
    Was your color wrong?
    Could not turn back
    It's a known fact
    You were too far gone

    While upsetting to Michael, it may have been a relief to him that the lyrics do not mention homosexuality or pedophilia at all.

    Nov 2 1995

    The image of Jesus Christ appears to many people in a photo taken by the Hubble space telescope, depicting a gigantic gas plume 7000 light years from Earth. Some CNN viewers pointed out the image resembles Gene Shalit more than the Lord Saviour.

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    On Nov. 3, 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected in a landslide over Republican Alfred M. ''Alf'' Landon.

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    On Nov. 4, 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a Jewish extremist after speaking at a peace rally in Tel Aviv.

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    Nov 4 1963

    At a Beatles command performance (present: Queen Elizabeth; the Queen Mother; Princess Margaret), John Lennon utters the remark: "Will the people in the cheaper seats clap their hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry."

    Nov 4 1966

    The Arno and Po rivers in Italy flood, submerging 2/3 of Florence. Irreplaceable rennaisance art treasures and books were destroyed. 113 people died and 30,000 were rendered homeless.

    Nov 4 1979

    The US Embassy in Tehran is stormed by "students", holding 52 hostages for 444 days. The incident propels Ted Koppel and his magnificent hair onto the national scene with a long series of repetitive Nightline: America Held Hostage specials.

    Nov 4 1986

    The Iran-Contra Scandal is first reported in "Al Shiraa", an obscure Lebanese magazine. The public would come to learn that millions had been paid for US weapons and equipment for Iran in exchange for the release of American hostages in Lebanon. Profits were illegally channeled to the Contras fighting the Sandinista government in Nicaragua.

    Nov 4 1993

    A series of fires rage in Southern California, destroying 300 very expensive homes in Malibu and 700 homes scattered elsewhere. Damage totals $500M to $1B. Half of the large fires were arson.

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    On Nov. 5, 1968, Republican Richard M. Nixon won the presidency, defeating Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and third-party candidate George C. Wallace.


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    Nov 5 1605

    Parliament is scheduled for detonation in the notorious Gunpowder Plot, in which Catholic conspirators attempted to roll back protestantism in England. Thirty-six barrels of black powder were uncovered in the cellar, and fuses were found in Guy Fawkes' pocket. In consequence, Fawkes was beheaded. Britains now celebrate his death with warm beer and fireworks.

    Nov 5 1975

    Logger Travis Walton is abducted by aliens near Snowflake, Arizona and is missing for five days. Aliens performed "various experiments" on the abductee. Needless to say, Walton finds the experience immensely lucrative as his experiences are chronicled in the mediocre book Fire in the Sky and a very bad film by Paramount.

    Nov 5 1979

    Ayatollah Khomeini declares the US to be "The Great Satan". In return, Time Magazine later selects the ayatollah "Man of the Year".

    Nov 5 1994

    Ronald Reagan announces that he has Alzheimer's. For some people it merely confirms what they suspected all along. [Trivia question: Which 1980's president fell asleep at an audience with the Pope?]

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    On Nov. 6, 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the U.S. presidency.

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    On Nov. 7, 1917, Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin overthrew the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky.

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    Nov 7 1783

    A man convicted of forgery is the last public hanging at London's Tyburn site, ending a gallows tradition begun in 1196.

    Nov 7 1872

    The cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from New York, never reaching Genoa. Four weeks later it is found completely abandoned, whereabouts of the ten man crew unknown. The ship's cargo was alcohol, so you decide.

    Nov 7 1918

    A ship from New Zealand brings the 1918 influenza epidemic to Western Samoa, killing 7542 -- about twenty percent of the population by the end of the year. Perhaps 20,000,000 people are killed from the epidemic globally, including half a million Americans.



    Nov 7 1983

    A bomb explodes inside the US Capitol building. The structure was damaged but there were no deaths or injuries.

    Nov 7 1991

    Magic Johnson announces that he is an AIDS victim. Perhaps the basketball player's condition has something to do with his sleeping promiscuously with thousands of women.

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    On Nov. 9, 1965, the great Northeast blackout occurred as several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.



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    1918: German Kaiser Wilhelm is deposed.
    Learn more about William II of Germany and Prussia.

    1923: In Munich, armed policeman and troops loyal to Germany's democratic government crush the Beer Hall putsch (revolt), Hitler's first attempt at seizing control of the German government.
    Learn more about Adolf Hitler.

    1938: In Germany, Nazis set synagogues on fire, smash the windows of Jewish shops, and arrest thousands of Jews in a single night that comes to be known as Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass.
    Learn more about the Holocaust.

    1965: New York and much of the northeast coast of North America suffer the largest power failure in history, leaving thirty million people in the dark.
    Learn more about electric power systems.

    1989: German citizens begin to demolish the Berlin Wall, which has separated East Germany from West Germany since 1961.
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    November 9, 1799 Napoleon becomes dictator (1st consul) of France
    November 9, 1872 Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Boston

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    On Nov. 10, 1982, the newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington, D.C.



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