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November 27th, 2012
Region – Today is Tuesday, Nov. 27, the 332nd day of 2012.
On this day in 1703, a super storm that had hovered over England for two weeks finally dissipated. Between 10,000 and 30,000 people died and hundreds of Royal Navy ships were destroyed by the time the storm ended.
November 26th, 2012
Region –Today is Monday, Nov. 26, the 331st day of 2012.
It’s in shambles now due to a lockout, but on this day in 1917, the National Hockey League was formed in Canada.
November 23rd, 2012
Region – Today is Friday, Nov. 23, the 328th day of 2012.
On this day in 1984, in a last-minute desperation play that is still talked about, Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie threw a 64 yard “Hail Mary” pass to teammate Gerard Phelan, allowing BC to beat the University of Miami 47-45.
November 21st, 2012
Region – Today is Wednesday, Nov. 21, the 326th day of 2012.
On this day in 1877, Thomas Edison revealed his latest invention, the phonograph.
On this day in 1922, Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia became the first female U.S. Senator.
November 20th, 2012
Region – Today is Tuesday, Nov. 20, the 325th day of 2012.
On this day in 1968, 78 men were killed when methane gas caused explosions in a West Virginia coal mine. The damage was so severe that the mine had to be sealed with the bodies of the men still inside it.
November 19th, 2012
Region – Today is Monday, Nov. 19, the 324th day of 2012.
On this day in 1947, Princess (now Queen) Elizabeth of Great Britain married her distant cousin, Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.
On this day in 1985, Microsoft Windows 1.0 was released.
November 16th, 2012
Region – Today is Friday, Nov. 16, the 321st day of 2012.
On this day in 2001, the first feature in what would become a hugely successful movie franchise, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, opened in the U.S.
November 15th, 2012
Region – Today is Thursday, Nov.15, the 320th day of 2012.
On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation.
On this day in 1969, Dave Thomas opened the first of his iconic fast food restaurants that he named for his daughter – Wendy’s.
And on this day in 2007, Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people.
November 14th, 2012
Region – Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14, the 319th day of 2012.
With all the current talk of “the fiscal cliff” it’s interesting to note that on this day in 1995, a budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress resulted in the federal government essentially running with only a skeleton staff.
November 13th, 2012
Region –Today is Tuesday, Nov. 13, the 318th day of 2012.
On this day in 1982, one of the most poignant and beautiful monuments in Washington, D.C. opened – the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.