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This Day - EVERY DAY - in History (a 366-Item Geeklist, Eventually)
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I'm a sucker for "this day in history" things. Not just the big events, but the little ones, too, like the invention of the whatchamacallit, or the birth of Prince Skepticus of Erewhon.

So I had the probably-delusional idea that a geeklist, to proceed day-by-day, eventually hitting 366 items (too bad 2011 isn't a leap-year; but in order not to ignore 1/1461st of history, I'll cover Feb 29, too), might be of interest to... well, at least to ME.

So here goes. I have gone back to January 1 since the year is still young, to give this list a running start. I won't necessarily add every day on the actual day, but I won't get AHEAD of the calendar, I can promise you that! I disabled adding items, but allowed comments, so if somebody has an interesting tidbit about a given date, it can be added as a comment.

No doubt this list won't remain at the top of Geeklist hotness for an entire year, so you should subscribe if you want to know how it comes out.

Note #1: If I go back to a past entry to add something I missed the first time, additions will be italicized.

Note #2: The historical event linked to the game will be in bold...

Note #3: Sometimes, I will shorten things a little bit, rather than type a long dissertation about a particular event.

Navigating this geeklist:

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301. Board Game: Merchants of Amsterdam [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1015]
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OCTOBER 27

312: Roman Emperor Constantine the Great said to have his “Vision of the Cross” the night before battle

1275: Amsterdam founded (traditional date based on the earliest known record of the word “Amsterdam” appearing in a document)

1659: Two members of the Religious Society of Friends (“Quakers”) are hanged by Massachusetts Bay Colony for their religious beliefs

1682: Philadelphia founded by William Penn

1775: King George III reads a Proclamation of Rebellion and urges Parliament to bring the revolting colonies in America back into line

1787: First of the Federalist Papers (supporting ratification of the proposed new US constitution) published in three New York City newspapers

1795: Treaty of Madrid signed by Spain and the United States, delineating boundaries and granting the US rights of navigation on the Mississippi River

1806: French Army enters Berlin

1810: US annexes West Florida

1811: Isaac Singer born in Pittstown, New York; he invented the continuous-stitch sewing machine and founded the I.M Singer & Company sewing machine manufacturer

1858: Theodore Roosevelt born in New York City

1870: Isolated French armies in Metz surrender to the Prussians (Franco-Prussian War)

1904: New York City Subway opens

1914: HMS Audacious, a King George V-class dreadnought battleship, sunk by a German mine off the northern coast of Ireland (WW1)

1922: Voters in Rhodesia reject a proposal to be annexed to South Africa

1954: Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes first black general in US Air Force (his father, Benjamin O. Davis Sr., in 1940 became the first black general in the US Army – quite a family)

1971: The Congo, aka the Democratic Republic of the Congo or Congo-Kinshasa, formerly Belgian Congo and the Congo Free State, renamed the Republic of Zaire; it is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo again

1981: Soviet submarine S-363 runs aground in Sweden, 10 km (6 miles) from a major Swedish naval base in Karlskrona

1991: Turkmenistan declares independence from the Soviet Union

2002: Dallas Cowboy running back Emmitt Smith breaks Walter Payton’s record for most career rushing yards
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302. Board Game: Maori [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1200]
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OCTOBER 28

1538: First institute of higher learning in the Western hemisphere, Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino in Santo Domingo, founded

1628: After 14 months, Siege of La Rochelle ends - Huguenots surrender to Louis XIII's forces

1636: Harvard College founded

1664: "The Duke of York and Albanys maritime regiment of foot" - which later became the Royal Marines - founded

1797: Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, born in Venice; famous for his landscapes of Venice

1835: United Tribes of New Zealand, a loose confederation of Maori tribes on the North Island, declare independence

1848: First railroad opened in Spain between Barcelona and Mataro

1886: The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, dedicated by President Grover Cleveland

1914: Dr. Jonas Salk, physician and medical researcher who developed the polio vaccine, born in New York City

1918: German sailors of the High Seas Fleet mutiny, refusing an order to sortie for a final battle against the British, seeing it as a suicide mission in a war already lost (WW1)

1918: Czechoslovakia gains independence from Austro-Hungarian Empire (WW1)

1919: Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Wilson's veto, enforcing the 18th Amendment - the prohibition of alcohol

1922: King Victor Emmanuel III gives power to Benito Mussolini, the leader of Italy's Fascist Party, marking the successful (for the Fascists) culmination of the March on Rome

1929: "Black Monday" on Wall Street, the ongoing collapse in the stock market accelerates

1940: Greece rejects an Italian ultimatum, and Italy invades (WW2)

1942: Alaska Highway (aka Alcan Highway) from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Delta Junction, Alaska (near Fairbanks) completed

1962: Cuban Missile Crisis ends peacefully - Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev agrees to remove Soviet nuclear missiles for Cuba and US President John Kennedy agrees to respect Cuban sovereignty (i.e., not to invade) and secretly committed to remove US Jupiter missiles from Turkey

1965: Pope Paul VI issues the "Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions" which absolves Jews of responsibility for the death of Christ

1965: Construction of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis completed
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303. Board Game: Middle East Battles: Suez '56 [Average Rating:5.85 Unranked]
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OCTOBER 29

1268: Conrad (aka Conradin), the sixteen-year-old Duke of Swabia, King of Jerusalem, and King of Sicily, executed by Charles I of Sicily

1618: Sir Walter Raleigh executed 15 years after being convicted of conspiracy against James I

1665: Portuguese defeat Kingdom of Kongo at Battle of Mbwila (Ambuila), and decapitate King António I of Kongo

1740: James Boswell born in Edinburgh; became famous as biographer of Samuel Johnson to the extent that his name has entered the language for a constant companion and observer

1923: The Republic of Turkey is proclaimed, and the Ottoman Empire is no more; the hero of Gallipoli, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, becomes the first President of Turkey

1929: Black Tuesday follows Black Monday on Wall Street, and soon the Great Depression follows

1938: Ralph Bakshi, cartoonist, born in Haifa, British Palestine (now in Israel)

1938: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, born in Monrovia

1950: Abdullah Gül, President of Turkey, born in Kayseri

1956: Israel invades Egypt (the Sinai), beginning the Suez Crisis

1969: First ever computer-to-computer link established on ARPANET, the predecessor to the internet; the system crashed after the letters "L" and "O" were typed in (as in "log in")

1971: Duane Allman (guitarist with the Allman Brothers) dies in a motorcycle accident in Georgia, aged 24

1998: John Glenn, now a 77-year old US Senator, returns to space
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304. Board Game: The War of the Worlds [Average Rating:6.30 Unranked]
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OCTOBER 30

758: Pirates sack Guangzhou (Canton), China

1226: The former King of Vietnam Lý Huệ Tông commits suicide, forced by Trần Thủ Độ, the founder of the new Trần Dynasty

1735: John Adams, second President of the United States, born in Braintree, Massachusetts

1864: Helena, Montana, founded

1905: With Russia in revolution, Tsar Nicholas II issues the October Manifesto which grants various civil liberties to Russian subjects

1918: Ottoman Empire signs an armistice with the Allies, ending its role in World War One

1937: The asteroid 69230 Hermes comes THIS CLOSE (485,000 miles, about twice the distance of the moon to us) to hitting Earth

1938: Orson Welles' radio adaptation of HG Wells' War of the Worlds scares thousands who think there really is an alien invasion underway

1961: Soviet Union detonates a hydrogen bomb on Novaya Zemlya; it is still the most powerful nuclear detonation

1973: Bosphorus Bridge completed in Istanbul, connecting Europe to Asia

1974: Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman in Zaire to regain the heavyweight boxing championship

1975: Prince Juan Carlos becomes acting head of state of Spain as dictator Francisco Franco slips into a coma

1995: Quebec voters narrowly defeat a referendum that could have begun a process leading to independence from Canada
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305. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:20]
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OCTOBER 31

1517: Martin Luther nails his 95 Theses, condemning corruption in the Catholic Church, to a church door in Wittenberg

1692: Anne-Claude-Philippe de Tubières, comte (Count) de Caylus, born in Paris; he is credited with being the first to conceive of archaeology as a scientific discipline

1795: John Keats, Romantic poet ("Ode on a Grecian Urn"), born in London

1815: Sir Humphrey Davy patents the miner's safety lamp

1848: James Owen Dorsey, known for his linguistic and ethnographic studies of the Siouan Indians, born in Baltimore

1861: General Winfield Scott resigns after 20 years as Commanding General of the United States Army, citing ill health (he was 75)

1887: Chiang Kai-shek born in Fenghua, China

1888: John Dunlop patents pneumatic bicycle tires

1913: The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road to cross the United States (New York to San Francisco) dedicated

1917: British and ANZAC troops defeat Ottomans at Battle of Beersheba, including a successful cavalry charge by the Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade, one of the last successful cavalry charges in history (WW1)

1918: Hungary renounces the personal union of Austria and Hungary under the Hapsburgs, effectively dissolving the Austro-Hungarian Empire (WW1)

1939: Ali Farka Touré, singer and guitarist, born in Timbuktu, Mali

1940: End of the Battle of Britain (not the end of air battles over Britain or bombing of British sites, but the date marked by British as the end of the period of the most intense daylight bombing)

1941: The sculptures on Mount Rushmore (Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, T. Roosevelt) completed

1941: American destroyer USS Reuben James sunk by a German u-boat near Iceland, first American naval vessel sunk by enemy action in World War Two - before the US was a belligerent

1950: Earl Lloyd takes the court for the Washington Capitols - the first black player in the National Basketball Association

1956: British and French forces begin to bomb Egypt, joining Israel in going after the Suez Canal (Suez Crisis)

1957: Robert Pollard, prolific songwriter and main man for indie rock legends Guided By Voices, born in Dayton, Ohio

1957: Toyota establishes its first sales office in the United States, in Hollywood, California

1961: Stalin's body removed from Red Square

1968: President Johnson announces the US will stop bombing North Vietnam

1984: Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, assassinated in New Delhi by two of her bodyguards (both Sikhs)

1992: Vatican formally admits it was wrong for condemning Galileo for insisting that the Earth revolves around the Sun

2003: Mahathir Mohamad resigns after 22 years as Prime Minister of Malaysia
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306. Board Game: Ici, c'est la France! The Algerian War of Independence 1954-62 [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:2782]
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NOVEMBER 1

996: Emperor Otto III issues a deed to the Bishop of Freising the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi (Old High German for Österreich, “Austria”)

1512: Sistine Chapel ceiling, featuring Michelangelo’s famous work, shown to the public for the first time

1520: Ferdinand Magellan and crew discover what is now known as the Strait of Magellan, off of the southern tip of South America

1604: Othello – by William Shakespeare, NOT the Earl of Oxford – first performed

1755: Massive earthquake and tsunami destroys Lisbon and kills over 50,000

1765: British Parliament passes the Stamp Act, a direct tax on colonists in America to help defray the costs of defending the colonies

1800: President John Adams moves into the new President’s House (better known now as the White House)

1870: The Weather Bureau (now the National Weather Service) of the United States makes its first official weather forecast

1880: Alfred Wegener, geophysicist, born in Berlin; best known for his theory of continental drift

1911: An Italian airplane drops a bomb on Turkish positions in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War – the first aerial bomb to be dropped in combat

1914: Battle of Coronel; Von Spee’s East Asian Squadron sinks two British cruisers off the coast of Chile (WW1)

1922: Turkish National Assembly abolishes the Sultanate

1952: US detonates the first hydrogen bomb (Eniwetok, in the Pacific)

1954: Algerian War for Independence begins

1957: Mackinac Bridge opens to connect Michigan’s Lower and Upper Peninsulas; at the time it was the longest suspension bridge in the world (now #3)

1959: Jacques Plante (Montreal Canadiens) becomes first goalie in National Hockey Association to wear a protective face mask

1968: Motion Picture Association of America begins its film rating system

1982: Honda opens its factory in Marysville, Ohio – the first Japanese (or any Asian) automobile manufacturer to make cars in the United States

1993: European Union formally comes into being
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307. Board Game: Space Station [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:3422]
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NOVEMBER 2

1082: Emperor Huizong, Song Dynasty emperor of China, born

1734: Daniel Boone, pioneer, explorer, frontiersman, militia officer, politician, and folk hero, born in Berks County, Pennsylvania

1783: George Washington gives his "Farewell Address to the Army" near Princeton, New Jersey

1815: George Boole, philosopher and mathematician, born in Lincoln, England; he invented Boolean logic, crucial to computer logic

1877: Aga Khan III, 48th Imam of Shia Ismaili Muslims and a crucial player in the founding of Pakistan, born in Karachi, British India

1889: North and South Dakota become the 39th and 40th states - or is that the 40th and 39th states? President Benjamin Harrison shuffled the papers and which was signed first (to be 39th state) was not recorded nor revealed

1917: British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour writes of Britain's commitment to a Jewish homeland (Balfour Declaration)

1920: KDKA begins commercial broadcasting - first commercial radio station (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

1936: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation established

1947: The Spruce Goose goes on its first and only flight, about one minute

1959: First section of the M1 motorway opens in Britain

1960: Penguin Books found "not guilty" of obscenity in a trial in Britain over Lady Chatterley's Lover

1963: South Vietnam President Ngô Đình Diệm assassinated in a military coup

1964: In Saudi Arabia, King Saud ousted and replaced by his half-brother, King Faisal; Saud went into exile

1988: First internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention is launched from MIT by a grad student ("Morris worm")

2000: International Space Station gets its first residents, two Russian cosmonauts and one American astronaut

2004: Theo van Gogh, film director, assassinated in Amsterdam by an Islamist Dutch-Moroccan
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308. Board Game: Scoop: The Newspaper Game! [Average Rating:5.25 Unranked]
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NOVEMBER 3

644: Umar bin al-Khattab, the second Caliph, attacked by a Persian assassin while leading prayers; he died a few days later

1618: Aurangzeb, sixth Mughal Emperor of India, born in Dahod, Mughal Empire

1793: Olympe de Gouges, a playwright, journalist, political activist, and feminist (her political works include Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen), executed by guillotine after being convicted by the ruling Jacobins of “opposition to the death penalty”!!!(French Revolution)

1838: The Times of India, which today has the largest English-language circulation of any broadsheet newspaper in the world, is founded (original name: The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce)

1852: Emperor Meiji (birth name: Mutsuhito) born in the then-capital of Japan, Kyoto

1894: Sofoklis Venizelos, three-time Prime Minister of Greece (including in exile during World War II), born in Chania; his father Eleftherios Venizelos was also Prime Minister of Greece on several occasions earlier in the 20th century

1903: Panama, supported by the United States, declares independence from Colombia

1908: Bronko Nagurski, an early star of American football, born in Rainy River, Ontario – Canada!

1918: Austria-Hungary, already dissolving, signs an armistice with Italy (WW1)

1918: German sailors in Kiel raise the Communist red flag (WW1)

1948: Chicago Tribune headline proclaims “Dewey Defeats Truman” – a few hours later they were proven wrong in their call of the US presidential election

1957: Soviets launch first animal into space, a dog named Laika; it was planned as a one-way trip, she died in space aboard Sputnik 2

1964: Residents of Washington DC cast their first ballots for president (actually, for a slate of candidates to the Electoral College which technically elects the president)

1975: First North Sea oil comes ashore via pipeline at Peterhead, Scotland

1976: Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele virtuoso, born in Honolulu

1979: At a “Death to the Klan” rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, Klansmen and neo-Nazis kill five members of the Communist Workers Party

1986: Federated States of Micronesia become independent from the United States

1988: Tamil mercenaries from Sri Lanka attempt a coup in the Maldives; at Maldives’ request, Indian troops quash the coup
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309. Board Game: Pay The Cashier [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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NOVEMBER 4

1677: The couple who would be known as William and Mary, co-rulers of England, marry at St. James' Palace in London

1783: Mozart's Symphony No. 36 performed for first time in Linz, Austria

1791: Western Confederacy (American Indian tribes of the Great Lakes region) defeat the US Army at the Battle of Wabash near Fort Recovery, Ohio (Northwest Indian War)

1880: First cash register patented in US by a bar owner in Dayton, Ohio, who was trying to find a way to keep his bartenders from stealing from the till

1916: Ruth Mosko Handler, inventor of the Barbie doll, born in Denver

1921: Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi assassinated by right-wing railway switchman at Tokyo Station

1922: Entrance to King Tut's tomb discovered by an Egyptian laborer working on Howard Carter's team

1924: Nellie Tayloe Ross wins election in Wyoming to become the first woman governor in the United States

1939: Packard Motor Company demonstrates the first air-conditioned automobile

1956: Soviet Union crushes Hungarian Revolution

1979: Iranian student supporters of exiled Ayatollah Khomeini rush and occupy the US Embassy in Tehran, taking dozens of hostages - beginning of Iranian Hostage Crisis (Iranian Revolution)

1995: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin assassinated by an extremist Orthodox Jewish Israeli

2001: First Harry Potter movie premieres in London
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310. Board Game: Viking Adventure [Average Rating:3.29 Unranked]
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NOVEMBER 5

1499: Le Catholicon, a Breton/French/Latin dictionary, published in Tréguier, Brittany; it was the first Breton and the first French dictionary published

1605: The Gunpowder Plot – a plot of English Catholics including Guy Fawkes to kill King James and many others by blowing up the House of Lords during the opening of Parliament – is thwarted

1688: William of Orange lands at Torbay, England with an army (Glorious Revolution)

1757: Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats French and Austrian/Imperial forces at Battle of Rossbach (7 Years War)

1775: General Washington, busy trying to win Catholics in Canada to the revolutionaries’ cause, condemns Guy Fawkes bonfire festivities

1855: Léon Teisserenc de Bort, meteorologist, born in Paris; he discovered the stratosphere

1855: Eugene V. Debs, union leader and several times the presidential candidate of the Socialist Party of America, born in Terre Haute, Indiana

1857: Ida Tarbell, teacher and investigative journalist (“muckraker”), born at Hatch Hollow, Pennsylvania; she is perhaps best remembered for her 1904 book, The History of the Standard Oil Company

1862: President Lincoln removes General George McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac (American Civil War)

1872: Susan B. Anthony votes in a US presidential election in defiance of the law; she is later fined $100

1892: J. B. S. Haldane, geneticist, born in Oxford, England

1906: Fred Whipple, astronomer, born in Red Oak, Iowa

1916: The German and Austrian emperors (Wilhelm II and Franz-Josef) pronounce the Kingdom of Poland; the Kingdom never came into existence and one suspects the two emperors were not entirely sincere in their support of an independent Polish state (WW1)

1940: Franklin Roosevelt becomes first to win election to a third term as US president

1950: 27th British Commonwealth Brigade (including British infantry and Australian paratroopers) checks the Chinese advance at Battle of Pakchon, during the First Chinese Offensive in the Korean War

1963: Archeologists discover pre-Columbian Viking ruins at L’Anse-aux-Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada

1986: Three ships make the first visit by the US Navy to a Chinese port since 1949, at Qingdao
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311. Board Game: Strat-O-Matic College Football [Average Rating:6.15 Unranked]
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NOVEMBER 6

1494: Suleiman the Magnificent (also known as Suleiman the Lawgiver), the longest-reigning and probably most successful Ottoman Sultan, born in Trebizond (Trabzon)

1528: Conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first European to land in Texas - by being ship-wrecked

1632: Protestant Union wins Battle of Lützen (Thirty Years War), but the Swedish and overall Protestant commander, King Gustavus Adolphus, is killed (Old Style)

1844: Dominican Republic adopts its first constitution

1865: Commerce raider CSS Shenandoah, the last Confederate warship, surrenders to the British in Liverpool

1869: Rutgers College defeats College of New Jersey (now Princeton) 6-4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game

1917: Canadians and British capture Passchchendaele and Third Battle of Ypres ends (WW1)

1941: Stalin addresses the Soviet people and says victory is near (WW2)

1943: Red Army recaptures Kiev from the Germans (WW2)

1947: Meet the Press makes its television debut on NBC

1948: Chinese Communists launch the Huaihai Campaign against the KMT (Chinese Civil War)

1956: Construction begins on Karimba High Dam on the Zambesi River between North and South Rhodesia (Zambia and Zimbabwe)

1962: United Nations General Assembly condemns apartheid

1975: Over 300,000 Moroccans assemble in southern Morocco for the Green March on Western Sahara, then still a possession of Spain

1985: Leftist guerillas seize the Palace of Justice in Bogota, eventually over 100 people die including 11 members of Colombia's Supreme Court

1995: The royal palace complex known as the Rova of Antananarivo (Madagascar) destroyed by fire

1999: In Australia, voters reject a proposal that the Queen be replaced by a president appointed by Parliament
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312. Board Game: Great Women: Foremothers [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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NOVEMBER 7

1631: Pierre Gassendi makes the first observation of the transit of a planet across the Sun; Johannes Kepler had predicted a transit

1687: William Stukeley born in Holbeach, England; he pioneered archaeological research at Stonehenge and Avebury

1811: US forces under William Henry Harrison defeats Tecumseh's Shawnee warriors at Battle of Tippecanoe in Indiana

1867: Marie Curie nee Skłodowska, scientist, born in Warsaw; she was a pioneer in radioactivity

1885: The last spike is driven into the Canadian Pacific Railroad, at Craigellachie, British Columbia

1893: Voters in Colorado approve a referendum granting women the right to vote

1903: Konrad Lorenz, zoologist, born in Vienna

1910: The Wright Brothers make the first air freight shipment, from Dayton to Columbus, Ohio

1911: Marie Curie (a professor at the Sorbonne) receives her SECOND Nobel Prize - she becomes the first person to win two Nobel Prizes, and remains the only person to win Nobels in two different science categories (physics in 1903 jointly with husband Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel, and chemistry in 1911)

1914: First issue of The New Republic magazine published in the US

1916: Jeannette Rankin (Republican) becomes the first woman elected to Congress, by voters in Montana

1917: The Bolsheviks take power in Russia - Lenin and gang overthrow Kerensky's provisional government (October 25 old style, hence the "October Revolution")

1918: So-called Spanish Flu arrives in Western Samoa, where it killed an estimated 20% of the population

1926: Dame Joan Sutherland, opera soprano, born in Sydney

1929: The Museum of Modern Art opens to the public in New York

1940: Tacoma Narrows Bridge shakes itself into collapse, in high winds

1944: Hannah Szenes (sometimes anglicized as Senesh), a Hungarian Jew, executed by the Nazis, aged 23; she was one of 37 Jews from British Palestine who were trained by the British and parachuted into Yugoslavia during WW2 to try to prevent Hungarian Jews from being deported to Auschwitz

1962: Richard Nixon, having lost in California's gubernatorial election, tells reporters in a press conference, "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore"

1973: Congress over-rides a veto by President Richard Nixon to pass the War Powers Act

2006: Keith Ellison wins a House seat from Minnesota, the first Muslim elected to Congress
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313. Board Game: Stairway to Pleasure [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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NOVEMBER 8

1519: Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire, with an army of Spanish and anti-Aztec Indian troops, and is greeted by the Emperor Moctezuma II

1520: During a Danish invasion, about 100 Swedish nobles and clergy are massacred in the Stockholm Bloodbath despite Danish King Christian’s promise of amnesty

1602: Bodleian Library at Oxford opens

1656: Edmond Halley, astronomer (as in Halley’s Comet) born in London

1793: The Louvre in Paris, formerly a royal palace, opens as a museum

1836: Boardgame manufacturer Milton Bradley born in Vienna, Maine; one of his games was The Checkered Game of Life, an ancestor of the modern The Game of Life

1847: Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula (and indirectly the person responsible for all this teeny-bop angsty brooding cute vampire "Twilight" crap), born in Dublin

1861: The Trent Affair – a US warship stops the British mail ship Trent and arrests two envoys from the Confederacy (Mason and Slidell) who are headed to Europe to try to gain British and French support for the Confederate cause; a serious diplomatic crisis ensues but eventually is defused when the US pragmatically decides to release the two and allow them to continue on their journey to Europe

1864: President Lincoln is re-elected as the American Civil War continues

1895: Wilhelm Röntgen become the first person to observe x-rays, in his laboratory at Würzburg University, Germany

1918: Bavaria proclaimed a republic

1923: Adolf Hitler and other Nazis attempt to seize national power in Germany by first overthrowing the government of Bavaria thru capturing and threatening key Bavarian leaders in a Munich beer hall (the Beer Hall Putsch); after some initial success (including support from WW1 hero Erich Ludendorff and other military figures), it collapses

1939: An assassination attempt against Hitler fails – a bomb explodes 12 minutes after he leaves the building where he had given a speech

1942: Operation Torch – the Allied (Britain, US, Canada, Free France) invasion of Vichy French controlled North Africa – begins with three landings in Morocco; French resistance fighters in Algiers launch a coup against the Vichy colonial regime

1966: Gordon Ramsay, potty-mouthed chef and TV celeb, born in Johnstone, Scotland

1971: Led Zeppelin’s fourth album (Led Zeppelin IV, or Zoso) released, including the song “Stairway to Heaven”
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314. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:324]
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NOVEMBER 9

694: Egica, the Visigoth King of Hispania and Septimania, sentences all Jews to slavery after accusing them of aiding the Moors

1494: The members of the House of Medici expelled from Florence

1620: Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower see land - Cape Cod

1731: Benjamin Banneker, astronomer, inventor, mathematician, and anti-slavery activist, born in Maryland to freed slaves

1799: In a coup d'état, General Napoleon Bonaparte overthrows the French Directory and replaces it with the French Consulate, with Bonaparte as First Consul (18 Brumaire of Year VIII in the revolutionary calendar)

1818: Ivan Turgenev, novelist, born in Oryol, Russia

1867: Tokugawa Shogunate ends as the last shogun officially returns power to the Emperor of Japan, beginning the Meiji Restoration

1906: Traveling on the battleship Louisiana, President Theodore Roosevelt sets off for Panama - the first foreign trip by a sitting US president

1914: Australian cruiser Sydney sinks German commerce raider Emden in the Indian Ocean (WW1)

1918: German Revolution continues - Germany is proclaimed a republic, and Kaiser Wilhelm abdicates and the following day, leaves Germany (WW1)

1918: Guillaume Apollinaire, poet and critic, dies in Paris in the Spanish flu pandemic

1934: Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer, born in Brooklyn, New York

1937: Japanese troops capture Shanghai

1938: Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) in Germany - Nazis attack Jewish people and businesses; about 100 Jews killed and 30,000 arrested

1965: The Great Northeast Blackout begins, cutting power to all of New York state and parts of seven neighboring states and Quebec and Ontario; some 30 million effected

1967: First issue of Rolling Stone published

1985: Gary Kasparov defeats Anatoly Karpov to become the youngest world chess champion, at age 22

1989: East Germany opens the border posts with West Berlin and soon crowds begin to destroy the Berlin Wall

2001: Northern Alliance captures Mazar-e-Sharif from the Taliban
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315. Board Game: Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? African Adventure! [Average Rating:4.86 Unranked]
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NOVEMBER 10

1293: Raden Wijaya crowned king, first monarch of the Majapahit Empire in modern Indonesia, centered on Java; it lasted until around 1500

1444: Ottoman Turks defeat a multinational army (Polish, Hungarian, Bohemian, Wallachian, and others) army at Battle of Varna, ending the Crusade of Varna; Władysław III of Poland (also King of Hungary and Croatia) killed in battle

1619: René Descartes has three dreams that he said inspired his philosophy

1775: Birthday of the US Marine Corps - Continental Congress passes a resolution to raise two battalions of marines

1808: Osage Indians agree to give up land in Missouri and Arkansas for a reservation in what is now Oklahoma

1855: Alexandre Darracq, an early automobile manufacturer, born in Bordeaux

1861: Robert Innes, astronomer, born in Edinburgh; in 1915 he discovered Proxima Centauri, the Sun's closest neighbor star

1865: Henry Wirz is executed for the murder of soldiers at the Confederate prisoner of war camp at Andersonville, Georgia, he commanded during the American Civil War

1871: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" - Henry Morton Stanley locates the missing explorer/missionary David Livingstone near lake Tanganyika

1885: World's first motorcycle, designed by Gottlieb Daimler, makes its debut; top speed was 12 kph/7 mph

1898: Beginning of the Wilmington Insurrection, in which white supremacists illegally seize power in this North Carolina city

1923: Hachikoo, a dog who became famous for his devotion in waiting for his master at Tokyo's Shibuya train station every day for nine years after his master's death, is born in Akita Prefecture, Japan

1928: First installment of All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque) appears in a German magazine

1942: German troops invade Vichy France after Admiral Darlan agrees to an armistice with the Allies in Vichy North Africa (WW2)

1954: Marine Corps War Memorial (aka, Iwo Jima memorial) dedicated in Arlington, Virginia

1958: Conway Twitty has his first #1 hit, "It's Only Make Believe"

1961: Catch-22 published by Joseph Heller

1969: Sesame Street debuts on National Educational Television

1975: The Edmund Fitzgerald sinks very quickly in rough waters on Lake Superior

1982: The Vietnam War Memorial opens in Washington, DC

1989: Todor Zhivkov, who had been in charge in communist Bulgaria since 1954, is ousted by fellow Bulgarian Communist Party members as protests rage
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316. Board Game: All Quiet on the Western Front [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:4646]
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NOVEMBER 11

1493: Paracelsus, physician, botanist, alchemist astrologer, occultist, born in Egg, Old Swiss Confederacy; he condemned medical teaching not based on observation and experience, developed chemical remedies to replace traditional herbal ones, and argued that disease was caused by exterman causes, not by an imbalance of the humours in the body

1620: The Mayflower Compact signed in modern Provincetown harbor, Massachusetts

1729: Louis Antoine de Bougainville, admiral and explorer, born in Paris; he fought in the Seven Years War and the Wars of the American Revolution, explored much of the South Pacific, and led the first French circumnavigation of the globe

1821: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, writer, born in Moscow; works include Crime and Punishment and The Idiot

1880: Ned Kelly, bushranger (outlaw), hanged in Melbourne Gaol aged 25

1918: The Great War ends - Germany signs an armistice with the Allies at 5:00 AM at a railroad car outside of Compiégne, France; and on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns fall silent as the armistice takes effect, after over ten million have died

1918: Polish forces disarm Germans in Warsaw - Poland is again an independent state

1926: US Route 66 established

1940: Bombers from the Royal Navy carrier Illustrious strike the Italian fleet in port at Taranto - first all-aircraft ship-to-ship attack; three battleships damaged, one (Conti di Cavour) never returned to service

1965: Rhodesia's white-minority government unilaterally declares independence from Britain

1973: FIFA disqualifies Soviet Union from World Cup after the Soviets refused to play a qualifying match against Chile in the the stadium in Santiago that had recently witnessed the torture and assassination of supporters of President Allende by the perpetrators of the military coup of September '73

1975: Political/constitutional crisis in Australia - Governor General Sir John Kerr dismisses Gough Whitlam the prime minister (Australian Labor Party) and replaces him with Malcolm Fraser as caretaker PM; once Fraser and allies got appropriations legislation passed before many ALP MPs even knew what had happened, Kerr dissolved the Australian parliament

1975: As civil war continues, Angola declares independence from Portugal

1992: Church of England votes to ordain women as priests
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317. Board Game: Twilight of the Habsburgs [Average Rating:5.47 Unranked]
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NOVEMBER 12

1793: Jean Sylvain Bailly, astronomer, orator, and first mayor of Paris, guillotined (French Revolution)

1840: Auguste Rodin, sculptor, born in Paris

1892: Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500 from the Allegheny Athletic Association and becomes the first professional football player on record

1896: Salim Ali, ornithologist and naturalist, born in Bombay (now Mumbai), British India

1918: Austria becomes a republic, ending the Habsburg monarchy

1920: In the wake of the Chicago Black Sox scandal, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis elected baseball's first commissioner

1927: Leon Trotsky expelled from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

1942: Battle of Guadalcanal, a series of air and sea engagements as Japan tried to reinforce its land forces on Guadalcanal and bombard Henderson Field (airbase), begins in the Solomons (South Pacific), ends November 15 in a strategic victory for the US over Japan (WW2)

1943: Wallace Shawn, actor and writer, born in New York; he was the Sicilian Vizzini in The Princess Bride

1945: Neil Young, rock star, born in Toronto

1954: The immigration facility at Ellis Island in New York harbor closes

1970: The Bhola cyclone (hurricane) hits East Pakistan (now Bangladesh); about 300,000 to 500,000 people die

1974: A salmon is seen in the River Thames for the first time since 1833

1979: President Carter halts imports of petroleum products from Iran (Iranian Revolution, Iranian Hostage Crisis)

1980: Voyager I closes to within 77,000 miles of Saturn and sends back some great photos

2001: The Taliban abandons Kabul
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318. Board Game: Hamlet! [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:7516]
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NOVEMBER 13

354: St. Augustine, philosopher and theologian, born in Tagaste, Numidia (in modern Algeria)

1002: English King Æthelred the Unready orders the massacre of all Danes in England (St. Brice's Day Massacre); unclear how many Danes were killed

1715: Dorothea Erxleben, first female medical doctor in Germany, born in Quedlinburg

1775: American troops enter Montreal (War of the American Revolution)

1833: Edwin Booth, famous Shakespearean actor, born in Maryland; considered by some the greatest American actor and the greatest Hamlet of the 19th century; his brother killed Lincoln

1851: First permanent European settlement in what is now Seattle

1872: Leon Leonwood Bean, founder of the L.L. Bean Company, born in Greenwood, Maine

1898: Iskander Mirza, first President of Pakistan (and the last Governor-General of the Dominion of Pakistan) born in Murshidabad, British India

1911: Buck O'Neil, one of the best Negro League players and the first African-American coach in the major leagues, born in Carrabelle, Florida

1927: The Holland Tunnel between New York City and Jersey City opens for traffic

1941: US Congress revises Neutrality Act to allow US merchant ships to enter declared war zones (WW2)

1941: A German u-boat torpedoes British carrier HMS Ark Royal near Gibraltar; Ark Royal sinks early the next day (WW2)

1950: Venezuelan President Carlos Delgado Chalbaud assassinated

1953: A member of the Indiana Textbook Commission calls for the removal of any references to Robin Hood; the member said there was "a Communist directive in education now to stress the story of Robin Hood because he robbed the rich and gave it to the poor. That's the Communist line. It's just a smearing of law and order and anything that disrupts law and order is their meat"

1954: Great Britain defeats France 16-12 in Paris to win the first Rugby League World Cup

1956: US Supreme Court strikes down laws mandating racial segregation on public buses

1971: Mariner 9 enters orbit around Mars, the first man-made object to orbit another planet

1974: Karen Silkwood, plutonium rod making labor activist, has what is ruled to be a single-car accident at night while en route to a meeting with reporters from the New York Times with whom she was going to discuss claims of irregularities and wrongdoings at the plant where she worked; she dies aged 28

1982: Vietnam Veteran's Memorial dedicated in Washington, DC

1994: In a referendum, Sweden decides to join the European Union (good-bye, cheap bananas)

2002: Oil tanker Prestige sinks off the coast of Galicia, causing a major spill described as the worst environmental disaster in Spain
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319. Board Game: The News from the BBC [Average Rating:4.19 Unranked]
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NOVEMBER 14

565: Justinian I the Great, Emperor of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, dies aged about 72

1532: Francisco Pizarro and other conquistadors arrive at Cajamarca, Inca Empire

1567: Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange, born in Dillenburg, Nassau

1666: Samuel Pepys records in his diary a description of the first documented blood transfusion, done on a dog by Richard Lower

1765: Robert Fulton, engineer and inventer, born in Little Britain, Pennsylvania; credited with developing first commercially successful steam engine, and he designed a submarine for Napoleon

1771: Xavier Bichat, anatomist, born in Thoirette, France

1797: Charles Lyell, influential geologist, born in Kinnordy, Scotland; he was largely responsible for the general acceptance that all features of the Earth's surface are produced by physical, chemical, and biological processes through long periods of geological time ("uniformitarianism")

1851: "Call me Ishmael." - Melville's classic Moby-Dick published

1889: Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of India, born in Allahabad, British India

1908: Guangxu, 11th Qing Emperor of China, dies aged 37; suspicion is he was poisoned, and forensic tests done in 2008 showed he had arsenic levels 2000 times normal

1922: BBC (British Broadcasting Company) began its domestic radio service

1939: Wendy Carlos, composer, born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island; actually born Walter Carlos, credits include soundtrack for A Clockwork Orange

1940: Over 500 Luftwaffe bombers devastate Coventry

1960: Robert Raymond Cook executed in Fort Saskatchewan for murder; he is the last person to be executed in Alberta

1975: Spain abandons Western Sahara

1982: Poland's Solidarity labor union leader Lech Wałęsa released from prison

1991: Prince Sihanouk returns to Cambodia after 13 years exile
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320. Board Game: Marching Through Georgia [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:6943]
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NOVEMBER 15

655: Oswiu of Northumbria defeats Penda of Mercia at Battle of Winwaed (Pendia dies); don’t worry I never heard of Penda or Oswiu or Winwaed, either; but after the death of the pagan Penda, Mercia converted to Christianity

1315: Battle of Morgarten – Swiss Confederation troops ambush and defeat Austrians under Duke Leopold I, ending that particular Habsburg invasion

1492: Christopher Columbus notes the use of tobacco among Indians, the first recorded European reference to tobacco

1738: William Herschel, astronomer, born in Hanover

1777: Continental Congress adopt the Articles of Confederation (American Revolution)

1852: Tewfik Pasha, Khedive of Egypt and Sudan, born in Cairo

1864: Sherman begins his March to the Sea, having burned Atlanta (American Civil War)

1867: First stock ticker unveiled in New York

1887: Georgia O'Keeffe, artist, born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

1889: Pedro II, the second and last Emperor of Brazil, is deposed and goes into exile; Brazil is declared a republic

1920: First assembly of the League of Nations held in Geneva

1926: National Broadcasting Company (NBC) radio network debuts

1969: An estimated 250,000 to 500,000 people protest the Vietnam War in Washington

1969: First Wendy’s hamburger joint opens in Columbus, Ohio

1983: Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus founded; only Turkey recognizes it

1988: State of Palestine proclaimed by Palestine Liberation Organization, in Algiers

1988: Soviets launch their space shuttle Buran, unmanned, on her first and only space flight

1990: Bulgaria’s National Assembly changes the country’s name from People’s Republic of Bulgaria to Republic of Bulgaria, and removes communist symbols from flag

2000: Jharkhand state, formerly part of Bihar, established in eastern India

2002: Hu Jintao replaces Jiang Zemin as China's Communist Party leader
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321. Board Game: Prairie Aflame! [Average Rating:5.65 Unranked]
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NOVEMBER 16

42: Tiberius, a Roman Emperor, born in Rome

1532: Francisco Pizarro captures Incan Emperor Atahualpa and subsequently forces him to convert to Christianity

1717: Jean-Baptiste le Rond d'Alembert, mathematician, mechanician, physicist, philosopher, music theorist, and co-editor of the Encyclopédie, born in Paris

1776: Dutch Republic recognizes the independence of the United States

1776: Hessians capture Fort Washington on Manhattan (American Revolution)

1885: Louis Riel, a leader of the Métis people, a former Member of Parliament, and a founder of the province of Manitoba, executed for high treason

1896: Oswald Mosley, Sixth Baronet of Ancoats, Member of Parliament, and founder of the British Union of Fascists, born in Burton Upon Trent, England

1904: Nnamdi Azikiwe, first President of Nigeria, born in Zungeru, Nigeria

1933: United States and Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations

1938: LSD first synthesized by Dr. Albert Hofmann in Basel, Switzerland

1964: Dwight Gooden, pitcher with the New York Mets, born in Tampa

1965: USSR launches Venera 3 space probe toward Venus

1982: Agreement to end the NFL strike announced

1988: Benazir Bhutto wins elections in Pakistan

2000: Bill Clinton becomes first US President to visit Vietnam since end of Vietnam War

2001: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone opens in the US
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322. Board Game: Catch a Crook Game [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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NOVEMBER 17

794: Emperor Kammu of Japan moves his capital from Nara to Kyoto

1558: With the death of Mary I, Elizabeth I becomes Queen of England and Ireland; historians now mark this as the beginning of the Elizabethan Era

1790: August Ferdinand Möbius, mathematician, born in Schulpforta, Saxony-Anhalt; he discovered the Möbius strip

1796: Bonaparte defeats the Austrians at Battle of Arcola (Wars of the French Revolution)

1800: US Congress holds its first session in the new (and not yet completed) Capitol building in Washington

1810: In response to a French ultimatum, Sweden declares war on Britain; however there was no fighting between the two, and Sweden still allowed the British to station ships at Hanö and trade with the Baltics (Napoleonic Wars)

1839: Verdi's first opera opens at La Scala in Milan

1857: Joseph Babinski, an early neurologist, born in Paris

1869: Suez Canal opens

1887: Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, born in London

1906: 本田 宗一郎 (Honda Soichiro) born in Hamamatsu, Japan; he founded the Honda Motor Company

1916: Shelby Foote, novelist and historian, born in Greenville, Mississippi

1923: Aristides Pereira, first President of Cape Verde, born in Boa Vista, Cape Verde

1944: Tom Seaver, pitcher ("Tom Terrific"), born in Fresno, California

1960: RuPaul, tall drag queen, born in San Diego

1968: The infamous Heidi Incident - NBC cuts away from the Oakland Raiders-New York Jets football game before it was over to start showing the made-for-TV children's movie Heidi, and misses two Oakland touchdowns; viewers were not amused

1969: First strategic arms talks (SALT) between US and USSR, with aim of limiting nuclear arsenals, begins in Helsinki

1970: Douglas Engelbart receives patent for the first computer mouse

1970: Soviet remote-controlled probe Lunokhod 1 lands on the moon

1973: US President Richard Nixon tells a group of editors, "I'm not a crook"

1982: South Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim (aged 23) dies after a bout against Ray Mancini, prompting some changes by boxing organizations

1989: Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia begins as riot police suppressed a peaceful student demonstration in Prague
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323. Board Game: Railways of the World [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:54]
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NOVEMBER 18

401: Alaric I's Visigoths invade Italy

1307: William Tell splits an apple on his son's head with a bolt from his crossbow; that was his penalty for failing to bow to the hat of the newly appointed Austrian overlord of Altdorf

1421: A seawall in the Zuiderzee breaks and floods lowlying areas of Zeeland and Holland; over 10,000 die

1477: William Caxton publishes Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres, the first book printed in England; it goes straight to number one

1803: Haitian rebels defeat a French force at Battle of Vertières

1863: King Christian IX of Denmark signs the November constitution that declares Schleswig to be part of Denmark; this violates a previous commitment and leads to Denmark's disastrous 1864 war with Prussia and Austria

1883: At noon, American and Canadian railroads begin to use five standardized time zones instead of thousands of local times

1903: US and Panama sign the Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty which establishes the Panama Canal Zone as a US possession (though the canal itself did not yet exist)

1916: Sir Douglas Haig calls off the British offensive, ending the Battle of the Somme (WW1)

1928: Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, released; it features Mickey Mouse and Disney considers it to be the mouse's birthday

1936: Germany and Italy recognize the Franco regime in Spain

1961: US President Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisers to South Vietnam

1966: US Roman Catholic bishops end the prohibition against eating meat on Friday

1978: In Jonestown, Guyana, 913 People's Temple members (Americans) commit suicide (and murder those too young or unwilling to kill themselves - 267 of the dead were children) by imbibing a purple drink laced with poison, after killing US Congressman Leo Ryan and four other visitors; this is the event which introduced the phrases "drinking the Kool Aid" or "purple Kool Aid" to the English language (although the drink used was not Kool Aid) (cult leader Jim Jones shot himself)

1991: Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite released by his Shiite captors in Lebanon after more than four years of captivity

2010: General Motors stock resumes trading on Wall Street
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324. Board Game: Oratory [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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NOVEMBER 19

1581: Tsarevich Ivan, son of and heir to Ivan the Terrible, dies of blows inflicted by his father some days earlier, aged 27

1703: The Man in the Iron Mask (L'Homme au Masque de Fer), true identity unconfirmed, dies in the Bastille prison in Paris

1794: US and Britain sign Jay’s Treaty (Treaty of London), fixing some issues left unresolved by the 1783 Treaty of Paris

1805: Ferdinand de Lesseps born in Versailles; he advocated and oversaw the construction of the Suez Canal, and also began work on a canal in Panama which ended in bankruptcy

1863: President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address, at a ceremony dedicating a military cemetery at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg (American Civil War)

1896: Georgy Zhukov, Soviet marshal during WW2, born in Strelkovka, Russia

1919: US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles

1941: In a battle in the Indian Ocean, German commerce raider Kormoran and Australian cruiser Sydney sink each other

1942: Soviets begin Operation Uranus, the counteroffensive that turns the tide at Stalingrad (WW2)

1954: Télé Monte Carlo, the oldest private television station in Europe, inaugurated by Monaco’s Prince Rainer III

1969: Pele scores his 1000th goal in a professional soccer game, for his club side Santos against Vasco da Gama

1977: Egypt’s President Anwar el-Sadat, looking for a permanent peace settlement, travels to Jerusalem to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Menachim Begin and speak before the Knesset – first Arab head of state to visit Israel

2001: In the US, the beloved Transportation Security Administration comes into being
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325. Board Game: Mexica [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:505]
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NOVEMBER 20

284: Diocletian becomes Roman Emperor

1620: Peregrine White born on the Mayflower in Provincetown Harbor - first English child born to the Pilgrims in what is now Massachusetts

1820: The American whaling ship Essex sunk in the Pacific by a sperm whale; was an inspiration for Melville's Moby-Dick

1889: Edwin Hubble, astronomer, born in Marshfield, Missouri; he confirmed the existence of galaxies beyond ours and provided evidence of the expansion of the universe

1896: Chiyono Hasegawa born in Saga, Japan - and she is STILL ALIVE

1906: Rolls-Royce founded

1910: Mexican Revolution begins as Francisco Madero calls for the overthrow of Porfirio Díaz

1917: British, including the British Tank Corps, attacks the Germans to begin the Battle of Cambrai (WW1)

1923: With hyperinflation raging, rentenmark replaces papiermark as the currency of Germany, at a rate of one rentenmark = one trillion papermarks

1936: José Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of Spain's Falange Party, executed by the Spanish Republic for conspiracy against the Republic and military insurrection

1940: Hungary joins the Axis (WW2)

1945: Nuremberg War Trials begin

1955: Bo Diddley appears on national TV for the first time, on The Ed Sullivan Show

1962: US blockade of Cuba is lifted, ending the Cuban Missile Crisis without nuclear war

1975: Spanish dictator Francisco Franco dies; funny Saturday Night Live riff follows, as does the restoration of the Spanish monarchy and eventually, democracy

1979: Islamist rebels seize the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) in Mecca; Saudi troops with help from French special forces eventually retake it

1982: Cal-Berkeley beats Stanford in college football on the last play of the game amid much hilarity

1985: Microsoft releases Windows 1.0

1998: Russians launch the first part of the International Space Station
from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan
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