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    November 13th

    in 1620, The Mayflower makes land at Plymouth, MA

    in 1775, American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal

    in 1843, Mt Rainier in Washington State erupts

    in 1851, The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington.

    in 1900, David Marshal "Carbine" Williams is born

    in 1942, U.S. minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18

    in 1947, The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47
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    November 14th


    in 1792, Capt George Vancouver is first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay

    in 1881, Charles J Guiteau went on trial for assassination of President Garfield

    in 1957, The Appalachian Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.

    in 1965, Vietnam War: The Battle of the La Drang begins – the first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.

    in 1968, "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" features draft card burning

    in 1970, Marshall University football team wiped out in air crash near Kenova, WI
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    November 15th

    in 1777, The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation a precursor to the Constitution of the United States of America, after 16 months of debate.

    in 1864, American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman burns Atlanta, Georgia and starts "Sherman's March to the Sea".

    in 1904, King Camp Gillette, receives a patent for his Gillette razor blade

    in 1939, Anti-German demonstrations in Czechoslovakia

    in 1940, 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime, the tour of duty was for 12 months, with the release from service coming in October 1941

    in 1960, The first submarine with nuclear missiles, USS George Washington, went to sea.

    in 1961, The UN bans nuclear arms
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    November 16th

    in 1676, The 1st colonial prison is constructed, Nantucket Mass

    in 1798, Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress

    in 1822, Missouri trader William Becknell arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail.

    in 1863, US Civil War: Battle of Campbell's Station TN, 492 causalities

    in 1907, Oklahoma becomes the 46th state

    in 1939, Al Capone is freed from Alcatraz Federal Prison

    in 1943, WWII: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.

    in 1947, 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis

    in 1950, POTUS Harry Truman proclaims an emergency crisis caused by the Communist threat


    in 1951, Alexander Strum, co founder of Strum, Ruger & Co., dies of Viral Hepatitis, he was just 28,. His business partner William Ruger ordered the red eagle logo changed to black to mourn his partner and benefactor

    in 1966, Dr Sam Sheppard freed by a jury after 9 years in jail. The TV series and movie "The Fugitive" is loosely based on the case

    in 1997, After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.
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    November 17th

    in 1558, Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of her half sister Mary "Bloody Mary", Queen of England (1553-58), aged 42

    in 1800, The U.S. Congress holds its 1st session in Washington D.C. in an incomplete Capitol Building

    in 1871, the National Rifle Association is created in New York

    in 1887, WWII Field Marshall Bernard “Monty” Montgomery is born in London, England

    in 1918, Social Democratic Party becomes Communist Party Holland: CPH

    in 1947, The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.

    in 1970, British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on pg 3 (Stephanie Rahn)
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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    Quote Originally Posted by TINCANBANDIT View Post

    in 1970, British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on pg 3 (Stephanie Rahn)
    The funny part of this story is that those feminists paid their own money to buy that newspaper!
    One way or another, Sun got even richer.



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    November 18th

    in 1307, William Tell splits an apple on his son's head with his crossbow

    in 1720, The infamous pirate known as Calico Jack is hanged in Port Royal, Jamaica


    in 1916, General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme (WWI) - over 1 million killed or wounded

    in 1940, George Matesky, New York City's Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.

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

    in 1978, In Jonestown Guyana 918 members of Peoples Temple are murdered/commit suicide under leadership of cult leader Jim Jones
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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    November 19th

    National Buy Ammo Day

    in 1805, Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean, The are the 1st European Americans to cross the American continent

    in 1861, Julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper

    in 1863, Lincoln gives the Gettysburg Address

    in 1873, William Magear "Boss" Tweed, of Tammany Hall (NYC, Democratic party) convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment

    in 1912, The 1st Balkans War, The Serbian Army captures Bitola, ending the five-century-long Ottoman rule of Macedonia

    in 1919, US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations

    in 1950, US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe

    in 1969, Apollo 12 Astronauts Pete Conrad & Alan Bean become the 3rd & 4th humans to walk on the moon.

    in 1976, Patty Hearst is freed on $15 million bail

    in 1998, Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton
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    November 20th

    in 1789, New Jersey becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights.


    In 1815, 2nd Treaty of Paris: France & her allies agree France pay indemnities after Battle of Waterloo, ending Napoleonic Wars

    in 1903, infamous cowboy Tom Horn is hanged in Cheyenne for the murder of Willie Nickell.

    in 1917, WWI: Britain made a surprise attack on the German lines near Cambrai, France. Casualties were high on both sides with Germany losing 50,000 and Britain losing 45,000; It was also the first successful tank use in battle

    in 1945, 24 Nazi leaders went on trial before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.


    In 1975, Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco dies after being removed from life support, although many argue that he actually died the day before.

    in 1998, Afghanistan's Taliban militia offered Osama bin Laden safe haven.
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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    November 22nd

    in 1542, Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America

    in 1842, Mt. St. Helens erupts

    in 1922, AR-15 creator Eugene Stoner is born

    in 1943, WWI: RAF begins air bombing of Berlin

    in 1955, RCA Victor buys Elvis Presley's contract for $25,000 from Sun Records

    on Friday November 22, 1963 at 12:30 CST President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas Texas
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