11/17/2018

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Birthdays
1906 - Soichiro Honda
1925 - Rock Hudson
1939 - Gordon Lightfoot
1942 - Martin Scorsese
1944 - Danny DeVito
1944 - Lauren Hutton
1944 - Tom Seaver
1966 - Daisy Fuentes
1960 - RuPaul
1755 - Louis XVIII

Quote
I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.
-- Mae West

History
1959 - The first synthetic diamonds were manufactured.

2001 - "Toys "R" Us Times Square - The Center of the Toy Universe" opened in New York City.

1988 - Benazir Bhutto became the first woman leader of an Islamic country. She was elected in the first democratic elections in Pakistan in 11 years.

1973 - U.S. President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, FL, "people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."

1970 - The Soviet Union landed an unmanned, remote-controlled vehicle on the moon, the Lunokhod 1. The vehicle was released by Luna 17.

1962 - Washington's Dulles International Airport was dedicated by U.S. President Kennedy.

1922 - Siberia voted for union with the U.S.S.R.

1913 - In Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm banned the armed forces from dancing the tango.

1913 - The steamship Louise became the first ship to travel through the Panama Canal.

1869 - The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and the Red seas.

1796 - Catherine the Great of Russia died at the age of 67.

Events



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