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Oct 30, 1938

Welles scares nation

Oct 31, 1517

Martin Luther posts 95 theses

Nov 01, 1512

Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to public

Nov 02, 1947

Spruce Goose flies

Nov 03, 1964

D.C. residents cast first presidential votes

Nov 04, 1956

Soviets put brutal end to Hungarian revolution

Nov 05, 1994

George Foreman becomes oldest heavyweight champ

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Lead Story

Welles scares nation, 1938

American Revolution

Naval committee established by Congress, 1775


The World’s Columbian Exposition closes in Chicago, 1893

Civil War

Union General Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel dies, 1862

Cold War

Eisenhower approves NSC 162/2, 1953


Oakland, California, enacts anti-drug law, 1890


Perfect storm hits North Atlantic, 1991

General Interest

Queen of American high society dies, 1908

Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain, 1975

Quebec separatists narrowly defeated, 1995


Henry “The Fonz” Winkler is born, 1945


Sense and Sensibility is published, 1811


Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring premieres at the Library of Congress, 1944

Old West

The city of Helena, Montana, is founded after miners discover gold, 1864


John Adams is born, 1735


Muhammad Ali wins the Rumble in the Jungle, 1974

Vietnam War

Marines repel attack near Da Nang., 1965

Heavy monsoon rains hit Vietnam, 1970

World War I

Ottoman Empire signs treaty with Allies , 1918

World War II

FDR approves Lend-Lease aid to the USSR, 1941

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