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1944 - World War II -- Tokyo Bombing
1944 : Once again Tokyo had been hit with B-29 bombers. Enemy camps in Thailand also had been hit as well. Numerous Japanese vessels such as a heavy cruiser, planes, and other ships were destroyed.

1924 - U.S.A. -- Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
New York City's Macy's department store held its first Thanksgiving Day parade down a two-mile stretch of Broadway from Central Park West to Herald Square .

1910 - U.S.A. -- Penn Station
Penn Station opens in New York .

1925 - Turkey -- Disputed Land
1925: The Turkish council of ministers refused to be involved in the compulsory arbitration by way of the League of Nations, concerning the Mosul Territory. This is a piece of land that was heavily disputed by Great Britain and Turkey.

1934 - U.S.A. -- Baby Face Nelson
Baby Face Nelson wanted after shoot out with federal agents in Illinois. Melvin Purvis, head of the Chicago Bureau of the Department of Justice told his men, "Get 'Baby Face' Nelson - dead or alive."

1935 - Italy -- Sanctions
Concern about Italian oil and coal embargo mounted. It was expected that "forceful resistance" would be carried out if this was the case. The League of Nations was possibly one of the organizations involved in sanctions against Italy at this time. Part of the reason for this undertaking against Italy was to "punish" this nation for invading Ethiopia. Great Britain was appealing to the League of Nations for help regarding this action.

1942 - World War II -- French Fleet Scuttled
1942 : French Admiral Jean de Laborde scuttles the French fleet anchored in Toulon harbor, off the southern coast of France, in order to keep it out of German hands.

1953 - Europe -- Unification
The two-week debate regarding the unification of Europe was expected to end. An assembly was planning on voting on issues such as the re-arming of West Germany. It was possible also at this time that it would be agreed upon that President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Churchill would be attending the December 4th conference. The newly-elected Premier Joseph Laniel expected to be there as well.


1961 - Somalia -- Flooding
1961 : Somalia has suffered wide spread flooding after the two main rivers, the Shabelle and the Juba, broke their banks and merged in a vast flood plain. The Prime Minister of Somalia has requested help as the extent of the disaster is far beyond the resources of the Somali government and people. Britain and the United States are flying in Famine relief and medical teams to fight the malaria, typhoid, dysentery and rheumatic fever for the estimated 300,000 who are already homeless. Most of the local food crops have been destroyed, and roads and airstrips are under water, making the task of moving food and medical supplies almost impossible.

1964 - Congo -- Church
1964 : At least 28 more bodies were found inside a church. Among the bodies found, it was reported that some of the lives lost were those of priests and nuns. (Possibly even most of the bodies found were clergy members or helpers.)

1967 - France -- Charles de Gaulle
The French President, Charles de Gaulle, has said he will veto Britain's application to join the Common Market.


1973 - U.S.A. -- Gerald R. Ford
The US Senate approved Gerald R. Ford as the nation's 40th vice president, following the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew after pleading guilty to income tax evasion.

1975 - United Kingdom -- Scotland / Wales Self Rule
1975: The government of Britain decided to grant partial self-rule to both Scotland and Wales. However, Scotland was not going to allow any action to be used to undermine the unity of Britain. For instance, Scotland would not be awarded huge oil deposits, as that would cause too much disruption.


1975 - United Kingdom -- Guinness Book of Records
Guinness Book of Records co-founder and editor Ross McWhirter is shot dead outside his North London home. Police believe it may have been an IRA hit as Mr. McWhirter had offered a reward of £50,000 for information leading to the arrest of IRA bombers.


1978 - U.S.A. -- San Francisco Mayor George Moscone
Dan White a former employee murders San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk when he guns them down in City Hall.

1983 - Italy -- Missile Deployment
1983 : Missile shipments arrived in Italy. According to the Italian Defense Ministry, these military weapons were scheduled to be strategically placed very soon. Surprisingly to certain groups, anti-war forces had not yet demonstrated in reaction to this missile deployment.

1983 - Spain -- Plane Crash
A Boeing 747 jumbo jet traveling from Paris to Madrid crashed today about five miles east of Madrid's Barajas Airport.

1990 - UK -- John Major
1990 : John Major is chosen by the Conservative party to succeed Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister.

1995 - Haiti -- Peace Keeping Mission
1995 : The plan was to end the Haiti peace-keeping mission in February. However, President Clinton mentioned that the troops made need to stay in this country for a little while longer. A total of 2,500 of the 6,000 troops stationed in Haiti were from the U.S. It was not officially known at this time when exactly the U.S. forces would come home.

1997 - Algeria -- Souhane massacre
The second of three massacres by Armed Islamic Group (GIA ) on the small mountain town of Souhane leaves a further 18 men, 3 women an 4 children dead. The town with just 4,000 inhabitants was attacked in an even worse massacre in August where 64 were killed. The GIA conducted a violent campaign of civilian massacres, sometimes wiping out entire villages in its area of operation in an attempt to overthrow the Algerian government and replace it with an Islamic state. During it's reign of terror the GIA is believed to have been responsible for the murder of between 2,000 and 5,000 innocent civilians.

1999 - New Zealand -- Helen Clark
Helen Clark representing the centre-left New Zealand Labour Party becomes the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history heading a coalition government of members of Labour and the Alliance party.

2002 - U.S.A. -- Money Flow stopped To Terrorists
2002 : Per order of President George W. Bush on the day before, the U.S. government was working to stop the money flow to terrorists. This was an action being implemented on a worldwide basis-particularly in Saudi Arabia. Much more work was yet to be done, however.

2006 - Canada -- Québécois Nation Motion
The Québécois nation motion ( "That this House recognize that the Québécois form a nation within a united Canada." ) is approved by the House of Commons in the Parliament of Canada.

2009 - Dubai -- Dubai Dept
2009 : The country of Dubai requests a debt deferment following its massive renovation and development projects, Due to the economic crisis many of the highly expensive and extravagant projects had failed to find buyers leaving the country deeply in debt. The announcement caused global stock markets to drop

2009 - United Nations -- The IAEA votes to censure Iran over nuclear cover-up
The UN nuclear watchdog has voted to rebuke Iran for building a uranium enrichment plant in secret. Tehran is rejecting the move as "intimidation," and said that this will poison its negotiations with the world powers. The resolution is the first by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) against Iran in almost four years, and a sign of spreading alarm over Tehran's plans to build nuclear bombs. It passed by a 25-3 margin with six abstentions, and received a rare backing from Russia and China, who have been blocking global attempts to isolate Iran.

2011 - Mexico -- Mexico City Breaks Record with Zombie Walk
Mexico City claimed to have broken the world record of having the largest "zombie walk" in the world after almost 10,000 people dressed as zombies paraded through the city.
2012 - Portugal -- New Portugal Austerity Budget
2012 : The Portugal Parliament passed another austerity budget for the year, hoping to further combat the country's deficit. Some of the measures include a standard income tax raise and lowering the threshold on the top income tax rate.


2013 - Latvia -- Latvian Prime Minister Resigns
The Latvian government fell after Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis resigned. His resignation was prompted by a supermarket collapse in the city of Riga that killed at least fifty-four people. The Latvian government had stated that the tragedy was their responsibility.


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Caroline Kennedy
Born: 27th November 1957 New York, U.S.
Known For : The only surviving child from the marriage of President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. She is an accomplished writer with a number of books to her credit and married to Edwin Arthur Schlossberg and has three children. She was a strong supporter for Barack Obama in the 2008 U.S. presidential election together with her uncle Ted Kennedy.

Jimi Hendrix
Born: 27th November 1942 Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: 18th September, 1970 London, England
Known For : Jimi Hendrix was a rock legend in the late 60's renowned for his guitar playing and appeared at many of the live rock festivals which shaped the music of a generation including Monterey, Isle Of Wight and Woodstock. He won many of the most prestigious rock music awards in his lifetime and Rolling Stone Magazine named Hendrix the top guitarist on its list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003.