Saturday, November 16, 2013

TODAY IN HISTORY

Saturday, November  16, 2013
AP Highlight in History: 
On Nov. 16, 1864, Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their "March to the Sea" during the Civil War.
 
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On this date in:
1907Oklahoma became the 46th state.
1933The United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations.
1959The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" opened on Broadway.
1961House Speaker Sam Rayburn, D-Texas, died at age 79.
1966Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard was acquitted in his second trial on charges of murdering his pregnant wife, Marilyn, in 1954.
1973Skylab 4, with three astronauts on board, was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on an 84-day mission.
1973President Richard M. Nixon signed the Alaska Pipeline measure into law.
1982An agreement was announced in the 57th day of a strike by National Football League players.
1988Estonia's parliament declared the Baltic republic sovereign.
1995Attorney General Janet Reno disclosed that she had Parkinson's disease.
2001Congress passed a law mandating that airport screeners be federal employees.
2004President George W. Bush picked National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to be secretary of state, succeeding Colin Powell.
2010U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel was convicted on 11 of 13 charges related to financial misconduct, prompting fellow lawmakers to censure the 80-year-old New York Democrat.
2010The engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton was announced in London.
2010President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, the first living service member from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to receive the nation's top military award.
 
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Martha Plimpton ("Raising Hope") turns 43 years old today.
AP Photo/Peter Kramer
NameProfessionAge
Elizabeth DrewJournalist78
David LeisureActor63
Marg HelgenbergerActress ("C.S.I.")55
Diana KrallJazz singer49
Lisa BonetActress ("The Cosby Show")46
Missi PyleActress41
Maggie GyllenhaalActress36
Amar'e StoudemireBasketball player31
Atlanta Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora turns 33 years old today.
AP Photo/Bill Kostroun
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