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On this day: November 13

The "frankfurter" is born, the Holland Tunnel opens to traffic, the Supreme Court integrates Alabama's public buses, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated, and water is found on the moon, all on this day.

On this day: November 12

The Loch Ness Monster smiles for the camera -- sort of, Ellis Island closes, actor William Holden dies, and Madonna releases "Like a Virgin," all on this day.

On this day: November 10

The Marine Corps is formed, Stanley meets Livingstone, "God Bless America" makes its debut, "Sesame Street" premieres, and the Edmund Fitzgerald is lost, all on this day.

On this day: November 9

Pilgrims on the Mayflower spot land, Jack the Ripper kills for the last time, the PGA integrates, Rolling Stone magazine debuts, and the Berlin Wall begins to fall, all on this day.

On this day: November 8

Gunslinger Doc Holliday dies, the X-ray is discovered by accident, the Florida recount begins, and Donald Trump wins the presidency, all on this day.

On this day: November 7

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid die in Bolivia, Marie Curie wins her second Nobel Prize, FDR wins an unprecedented fourth term, Steve McQueen dies, and Magic Johnson announces he is HIV-positive, all on this day.

On this day: November 6

Abraham Lincoln is elected president, New Jersey hosts the first intercollegiate football game, and the punk band the Sex Pistols make their debut, all on this day.

On this day: November 5

Guy Fawkes is caught red-handed, Susan B. Anthony votes, George Foreman becomes the oldest heavyweight boxing champion ever, Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death, and tragedy strikes Fort Hood, all on this day.

On this day: November 2

Gen. George Washington says goodbye to his troops, cheerleading is born, the "Spruce Goose" takes off, Truman defeats Dewey, and the Cubs finally win a world title, all on this day.

On this day: November 1

The Sistine Chapel's ceiling is unveiled, the National Weather Service makes its first forecast, the U.S. explodes its first hydrogen bomb, and Honda opens its first U.S. factory, all on this day.

On this day: October 29

The New York Stock Exchange crashes on "Black Tuesday," Cassius Clay fights professionally for the first time, John Glenn returns to space, and Sandy slams the East Coast, all on this day.

On this day: October 26

The Erie Canal opens, the Pony Express closes, Wyatt Earp shoots it out in Tombstone, and the Patriot Act is signed into law, all on this day.

On this day: October 25

Pablo Picasso is born, Led Zeppelin debuts in concert, the U.S. invades Grenada, and Bill Buckner blows it for the Red Sox, all on this day.

On this day: October 23

The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut are hit by a truck bomb, Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination is rejected, and the iPod is introduced, all on this day.

On this day: October 22

The first parachute jump takes place, "Pretty Boy" Floyd is gunned down, football meets television, and The Supremes top the charts, all on this day.

On this day: October 21

Magellan discovers the strait that would bear his name, Carlton Fisk waves his World Series home run fair, and Keith Moon plays his last show with The Who, all on this day.

On this day: October 19

The first disco opens, the United States slaps an embargo on Cuba, Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested at an Atlanta sit-in, and Saddam Hussein goes on trial, all on this day.

On this day: October 16

Marie Antoinette loses her head, the Cuban Missile Crisis begins, Baby Jessica is pulled from the well, and the Million Man March takes over Washington, D.C., all on this day.

On this day: October 15

Napoleon goes into exile, "I Love Lucy" debuts, vice-presidential candidates debate for the first time, Wayne Gretzky sets the NHL's points record, and the nation meets "Balloon Boy" and his family, all on this day.

On this day: October 14

The first motion picture is filmed, Teddy Roosevelt is shot -- and still delivers his speech, Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier, a U.S. spy plane spots Soviet missiles in Cuba, and Martin Luther King Jr. wins the Nobel Peace Prize, all on this day.

On this day: October 13

The cornerstone of the White House is laid, the Boston Americans win the first World Series, and the Chilean miners are rescued, all on this day.

On this day: October 12

Christopher Columbus lands in the New World, Oktoberfest finds its roots, Sid is arrested for allegedly killing Nancy, and Matthew Shepard dies, all on this day.

On this day: October 11

The first successful manned Apollo mission launches, John Lennon releases the song "Imagine," George Washington gets a posthumous promotion, and Anita Hill accuses Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, all on this day.

On this day: October 10

A rebuilt London Bridge opens in the Arizona desert, a vice president resigns, and the entertainment world loses Yul Brynner, Orson Welles and Christopher Reeve, all on this day.