This Day in History

Today is Wednesday, November 14th, the 318th day of the year.  There are 47 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1851, Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was published in the United States for the first time.

In 1915, social reformer and author Booker T. Washington died at the age of 59. 

In 1947, "Raging Bull" Jake LaMotta was knocked out for the first time in his boxing career by Bill Fox.

In 1965, the U.S. government sent 90-thousand soldiers to Vietnam.

In 1969, more than 500-thousand people marched in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. demanding an end to the Vietnam War.

In 1978, the new Hollywood sign in California was dedicated during a ceremony that aired on network television.  Each letter of the new sign cost 27-thousand dollars.

In 1988, "Murphy Brown" debuted on CBS.

In 1993, Don Shula became the winningest coach in NFL history with career win number 325.

In 1997, Hall-of-Fame jockey Eddie Arcaro died at the age of 81.  He rode more than 47-hundred winners during his career. 

In 1998, Iraq said it would resume cooperating with UN weapons inspectors as it appeared to back down in the face of a threatened U.S. attack.

In 1998, Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra got married in Las Vegas.  Rodman's agent questioned whether the marriage was legal, saying the Chicago Bulls star was drunk at the time. After nine days, Rodman filed papers to annul the marriage.

In 1999, the United Nations imposed sanctions on Afghanistan for refusing to surrender suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden. 

In 2001, The movie "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" had its world premiere in the USA.

On 2015, ISIS claimed responsibility for the Paris terrorist attacks that killed more than 130 people on November 13th.  The terror group said in a statement that its fighters carried out a series of carefully planned attacks in the French capital.   

In 2015, Cal State Long Beach confirmed that an American student died in the Paris terrorist attacks the day before.  23-year-old Nohemi Gonzalez was shot in an attack on a restaurant in Paris.  Gonzalez was a resident of El Monte, California, and was a junior at the college.


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