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This Day in History for November 14 — Booker T. Washington Dies, and More

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1882: Billy the Kid is killed in a shootout in Tombstone, Arizona (more info)

1889: Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly—aka Elizabeth Cochrane—begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in fewer than 80 days, completing the trip in 72 days (more info)

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This Day in History for November 12 — Ellis Island Closes, and More

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1927: Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin in undisputed control of the Soviet Union (more info)

1954: Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892 (more info)

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This Day in History for November 10 — ‘Sesame Street’ Premieres, and More

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1775: The United States Marine Corps is founded (more info)

1871: Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary Dr. David Livingstone, famously greeting him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" (more info)

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This Day in History for November 8 — JFK Elected, and More

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1793: After more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government (more info)

1895: While experimenting with electricity, German scientist Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray (more info)

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This Day in History for October 31 — Mount Rushmore Completed, and More

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1864: Nevada is admitted as the 36th state in the U.S. (more info)

1926: Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured (more info)

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This Day in History for October 30 — Mussolini Comes to Power, and More

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1534: The English parliament passes the Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church (more info)

1922: Benito Mussolini becomes prime minister of Italy (more info)

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This Day in History for October 18 — Alaska Becomes a U.S. Territory, and More

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1469: Ferdinand of Aragon marries Isabella of Castile in Valladolid, beginning a cooperative reign that would unite Spain and elevate the nation to a dominant world power (more info)

1648: Boston Shoemakers form the first US labor organization (more info)

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This Day in History for October 13 — White Cornerstone Laid and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – The Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy, later renamed the United States Navy (More info)

1792 – The cornerstone of the White House is laid (More info)

1843 – In New York City, Henry Jones and 11 others found B'nai B'rith, the oldest Jewish service organization in the world (More info)

1943 – The new government of Italy sides with the World War II Allies and declares war on Germany (More info)

2010 – The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive safely at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground (More info)

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