On this Date in History..

On this Day in History..
164 BC – Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem
1272 – Following Henry III of England’s death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England
1791 – Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic
1794 – Honolulu Harbor is discovered
1837 – Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times !!
1871 – The first human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is shot
1925 – Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears
1934 – NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from the SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)
1940 – Nazi occupiers forbid building schools in Netherlands
1942 – Tweety Bird, aka Tweety Pie, debuts in “Tale of Two Kitties”
1945 – Actress Goldie Hawn is born in Takoma Park Md
1959 – Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet
1963 – JFK lands at Love field in Texas
1967 – Phillip & Jay Kunz fly a kite to a record 28,000 feet
1968 – The Supremes & Temptations release “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”
1974 – The Freedom of Information Act is passed by Congress over Pres Ford’s veto
2004 – The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq’s external debt


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