Friday, November 15, 2013

TODAY IN HISTORY

Friday, November  15, 2013
AP Highlight in History: 
On Nov. 15, 1969, a quarter of a million protesters staged a peaceful demonstration in Washington, D.C., against the Vietnam War.
 
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On this date in:
1777The Second Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, a precursor to the Constitution of the United States.
1926The National Broadcasting Co. debuted with a radio network of 24 stations.
1939The cornerstone for the Jefferson Memorial was laid in Washington, D.C.
1940The first 75,000 men were called to armed forces duty under peacetime conscription.
1959A farmer, his wife and two of their children were found murdered in their home in Holcomb, Kansas – a crime that was the subject of Truman Capote's non-fiction novel "In Cold Blood."
1984An infant who had received a baboon's heart to replace her own congenitally deformed one died at a California medical center three weeks after the transplant.
1985Britain and Ireland signed an accord giving Dublin an official consultative role in governing Northern Ireland.
1988The Palestine National Council, the legislative body of the PLO, proclaimed the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
1993A judge in Mineola, N.Y., sentenced Joey Buttafuoco to six months in jail for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher, who shot and wounded Buttafuoco's wife, Mary Jo.
2002Hu Jintao replaced Jiang Zemin as China's Communist Party leader.
2007Baseball home run king Barry Bonds was indicted on charges related to grand jury testimony during which he denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs. (Bonds was later convicted of obstruction of justice; his lawyers are appealing.)
2011Hundreds of police officers in riot gear raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York City, evicting hundreds of protesters and then demolishing the tent city.
 
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today's Birthdays:
Actor Sam Waterston ("Law and Order") turns 73 years old today.
AP Photo/Invision, Todd Williamson
NameProfessionAge
Joseph WapnerTV personality ("The People's Court")94
Howard BakerFormer U.S. senator, R-Tenn.88
Petula ClarkSinger81
Jack BurnsComedian80
Bill RichardsonFormer governor of New Mexico66
Beverly D'AngeloActress62
Kevin EubanksJazz musician56
Jack IngramCountry singer43
Chad KroegerRock musician (Nickelback)39
Actor Ed Asner ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Lou Grant") turns 84 years old today.
AP Photo/Peter Kramer
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