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Historical Events for 1st November 2016

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1920 – American Fishing Schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian Fishing Schooner Delawana in the first International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax.
1943 – Dim-out ban lifted in SF Bay area
1946 – Marken soccer team forms
1947 – Howard Hughes flies “Spruce Goose”, a huge wooden airplane
1957 – KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1960 – Benelux treaty goes into effect
1964 – Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon
1968 – US pro soccer 14 teams merged into 1 all star team
1977 – US President Jimmy Carter raises the minimum wage from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour, effective from 1st Jan 1981
1988 – Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones

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Historical Events for 31st October 2016

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1815 – Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner’s safety lamp
1881 – Metropolitan club plays its last game of its non-league season They win 80 of 151 games (18-43 versus NL teams)
1941 – Clothing factory fire in Huddersfield, England kills 49
1942 – 94 U boats sunk this month (619,000 ton)
1988 – 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23
1992 – Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years
1993 – US wins Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament
1997 – British au pair Louise Woodward, 19, sentenced to life for the death of Matthew Eappen 8½ months (judge changes to time served)
1999 – EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.
1999 – Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.

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Historical Events for 30th October 2016

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1534 – English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Church in England – a role formerly held by the Pope
1739 – Great Britain declares war on Spain: War of Jenkin’s Ear [NS=Oct 19]
1942 – 8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault
1950 – Pope Pius XII witnesses “The Miracle of the Sun” while at the Vatican
1957 – WYTV TV channel 33 in Youngstown, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1972 – Loyalist paramilitaries carry out a raid on Royal Ulster Constabulary station in County Derry, and steal 4 British Army Sterling sub-machine Guns
1974 – Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award
1975 – King Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
2005 – The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.
2011 – “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Bill Condon, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, premieres at the Rome Film Festival

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